At ZOE, Lydia works mainly on 1.5 degree lifestyles. She has a keen interest in the development of integrated policy approaches for socio-ecological transformations. Lydia is experienced in concept development and the implementation and facilitation of co-creative processes. During her studies, she specialised in feminist political economy with a focus on gendered relations of finance, debt, and development.
Lydia joined the team in December. Prior to that, she was a trainee in the cabinet of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, where she supported the work of the economic advisors. As a programme coordinator at the Permanent Representation of Austria to the European Union, she informed a wide range of visitors about topical policy issues and EU decision-making processes using interactive methods. Lydia studied political science at the University of Vienna and economics with a focus on socio-economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. She completed a Master's degree in International Political Economy at the University of Warwick.