Alexander Bernhuber
Member of the European Parliament
for Austria
Assumed office
2 July 2019[1][2]
Personal details
Born (1992-05-18) 18 May 1992 (age 30)
St. Pölten
NationalityAustrian
Political partyAustrian People's Party (ÖVP)

Alexander Bernhuber (born 18 May 1992) is an Austrian farmer politician of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) who was elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2019[3] with over 30.000 preferential votes.

Bernhuber attended the Federal Institute of Education and Research Francisco Josephinum[4] which trains farmers, agricultural and food technologists and agricultural computer scientists. The focus is set on research, test and evaluate in the fields of agricultural engineering, digital farming, energetic use of biomass and in food and biotechnology. After his graduation her studied at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna. Since 2016, he has been an Austrian delegate to the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA). From November 2017 till November 2018 he was the Deputy Federal Director of the Austrian Rural Youth Organisation.[5] Bernhuber runs a farm with crops and beef cattle in Lower Austria [6] In addition to his work as a farmer, he worked as an agricultural policy consultant in the Lower Austrian Farmers' Union.[7]

Since becoming a Member of the European Parliament, Bernhuber has been serving on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety; the Committee on Petitions and the Committee on Culture and Education.

He is very active in the environmental field and has published a booklet called the Austrian Green Deal which focuses on the implementation of the European Green Deal in Austria.[8] As representative of farmers his main objective is to stand up for protecting rural livelihoods; strengthening regional and high quality food and food supply; making rural areas more attractive. As youngest member of the European Peoples Party in the European Parliament.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Key dates ahead". European Parliament. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Key dates ahead". BBC News. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Die Neuen im EU-Parlament: EU-Wahl: Strache müsste bis 2. Juli auf Mandat verzichten". www.kleinezeitung.at (in German). 28 May 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Francisco Josephinum Wieselburg, Josephinum - Bundeslehr- und Forschungsanstalt - Francisco Josephinum Wieselburg".
  5. ^ "Curriculum vitae | Alexander BERNHUBER | MEPs | European Parliament".
  6. ^ "Über mich".
  7. ^ https://noebauernbund.at/
  8. ^ "Austrian Green Deal".
  9. ^ "My Topics".