Martina Hartl is Deputy Head of Unit for International Research Cooperation in the Ministry of Education, Science and Research in Austria. With a background in Sociology her 20+ years career in the Ministry started in the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, where she has soon been involved in EU activities, serving as the Austrian delegate in the respective Programme Committees in FP6 and FP7. From 2009 to 2014 she worked in DG RTD in Brussels as Seconded National Expert in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities as well as “Sharing excellence and widening participation“. After returning to Vienna in 2013, she joined the Unit for International Research focusing on bilateral and multilateral collaboration outside the EU as well as regional initiatives with neighbouring countries (e.g. EUSDR, EUSALP and Western Balkans). In 2018 she was part of the Austrian EU-Presidency Team and CO-Chair of the Councils Research Working Party, responsible for negotiating the agreement of the Member States for Horizon Europe.
Since 2014 she is Member of the Strategic Forum for International Research Cooperation and currently the rapporteur for the activities related to Science Diplomacy.
Martina Hartl spoke at session IV – High Level Round Table Dialogue: How is it coordinated? Science Diplomacy experiences from EU Member States