Johannes Voggenhuber

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Johannes Voggenhuber (2019)

Johannes Voggenhuber (born June 5, 1950 in the city ​​of Salzburg ) is an Austrian politician ( Greens , now ), author and publicist. From 1990 to 1996 he was a member of the Greens to the Austrian National Council and from 1995 to 2009 a Green member of the European Parliament . He ran for Initiative 1 Europe with the support of the NR - parliamentary group now unsuccessfully in the European elections in Austria 2019 and then ended his political career.


Voggenhuber worked as an insurance clerk and from 1977 to 1982 spokesman for the United Citizens' Initiative Salzburg / Citizens' List and their parish group in the Salzburg Citizens' List. From 1982 to 1987 he was the city councilor of Salzburg responsible for urban planning, old town renovation, traffic, environment, construction and commerce. From 1984 to 1986 he was chairman of the Hainburg Unification Committee for the merger of the Greens and Alternatives, VGÖ and a joint candidacy for the National Council. From 1988 to 1991 he was federal manager of the Green Alternative and from November 5, 1990 to March 13, 1996 a member of the Austrian National Council . From 1990 to 1992 he was also chairman of the Greens in the National Council .

After holding the position of European spokesman for the Greens from 1991, Voggenhuber was a member of the Greens in the European Parliament from January 1, 1995 to July 14, 2009 . In addition, from 2002 to 2003 he was a member of the Constitutional Convention on a European Constitution and a defender of its draft. In January 2009 it was decided at a meeting of the extended federal executive committee of the Greens that Voggenhuber would not be included on the list of the Greens for the European elections in 2009 , which led to fierce controversy.


Fonts (selection)

  • Dietmar Steiner (Ed.): The Salzburg Project. Design of a European city. Architecture - politics - public. Falter Verlag, Vienna 1986, ISBN 3-854-39020-3 .
  • Reports to the sovereign. The citizen and his city. Residenz-Verlag, Salzburg / Vienna 1988, ISBN 3-7017-0557-7 .
  • The Unity of Europe - Outline of a European Constitution. Self-published, 2002.
  • Res publica. Talking against gravity. (Collection of articles) Residenz-Verlag, St. Pölten / Salzburg 2010, ISBN 978-3-7017-3206-7 .
  • Designing Spaces of Opportunity: An Urban Recartography of the Sulzer Area in Winterthur, 1989–2009. Urban Studies, 2012.
  • Shimmering life in Salzburg. including text by Johannes Voggenhuber Where, if not here? Digital project Salzburg 2016, scene Salzburg.

Web links

Commons : Johannes Voggenhuber  - Collection of images, videos and audio files


  1. ^ Manfred Sack: The Salzburg Project. In: TIME. August 29, 1986. Retrieved February 4, 2019 .
  2. ^ Robert Kriechbaumer: Just an interlude: The Greens in Austria from their beginnings to 2017. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2018, ISBN 3-205-20100-0 , p. 126.
  3. biography of Johannes Voggenhuber
  4. Green basket for Voggenhuber ,, January 30, 2009.
  5. List of all decorations awarded by the Federal President for services to the Republic of Austria from 1952 (PDF; 7 MB)
  6. Austria's Foreign Policy of the Second Republic (Volume 2), Michael Gehler, Studien Verlag
  7. J. Voggenhuber "most youth-friendly politician" elected in Austria, Der Standard June 18, 2002