Plenary Speaker

Michael Häupl

Michael Häupl

Mayor and Governor of Vienna


Michael Häupl was born in September 1949 in Altlengbach, Lower Austria. He is married and has two children.

Education and scientific career:

  • Bundesrealgymnasium (grammar school) at Krems an der Donau
  • Academic studies of Biology at University of Vienna (PhD)
  • Research scientist at the Vienna Natural History Museum from 1975-1983

Political career:

1983 - 1988 Member of the legislature of the Province and City of Vienna
1988 - 1994Executive City Councillor of the City of Vienna for Environment, Recreation and Sports
since 1993 Chairman of the Vienna organisation of the SPÖ
since Nov. 7, 1994 Mayor and Governor of Vienna
since 1995President of the Association of Towns
1997 - 2004 Vice-president of CEMR (Council of European
Municipalties and Regions)
2004 - 2010 President of CEMR