Gerda Füricht-Fiegl is Deputy Head of Department for Knowledge- and Communication Management at the Danube-University Krems and is in charge of the study programme “Political Communication”. She lectures on the political system of the EU, lobbying and on political communication. Her research focuses on political communication in the context of the EU. She received her doctorate in political communication during EU election campaigns in Austria.
Alongside her scientific expertise she has many years of practical experience in managerial positions in the communications field in Austria and Brussels. As part of her activities for the European Commission, she worked in the press team of former Austrian EU commissioner, Franz Fischler. Moreover, she served as press officer of a national delegation in the European parliament.