What do you like about Europe?
Definitely the short distances. As someone who enjoys travelling and appreciates getting to know foreign cultures, the easiness and liberty of travelling is wonderful.
What did your country give to Europe (music, literature, theatre, politics)?
Tina Weirather and Marco Büchel as a famous skiers. Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, who was an organist and composer, born in Liechtenstein and resident for most of his life in Germany.
What did Europe give to your country (generals, kings & queens, artists, concepts)?
The principality of Liechtenstein is not part of the EU but of the EEA. That probably was one of the best decisions ever made in terms of benefits for our country. Yet Liechtenstein has the advantage to share a currency with Switzerland, being the very stable Swiss Franc, but can profit from free movement of goods, services and capital in Europe.
Also Liechtenstein is part of the Erasmus-program, which is a support program of the EU.
In result of your time at JCI: What did you love about JCI ?
A lot! In 1992 I became the first female president of the JCI in our local area! Therefore I always enjoyed the networking, the friendship, being able to achieve leadership skills and finally to visit different countries and encountering their cultures. It was a wonderful opportunity to make friends all over the world. I am grateful to be a member of the JCI and having improved “learning by doing”!
What do you love about the Senate?
In the first place I loved to be an essential link between generations and supporting our youth wherever possible. Also to be accepted and invited all over Europe, always meeting interesting people who greeted us with friendliness!
What is your vision for Europe in 2044, the 75th anniversary of the European senate?
Honestly it would be my dream to be invited to the festivity of the anniversary.
What is the action you take to make that vision happen?
In 2044 I will reach the age of 88. So my goal would be reached right there. I will maintain national and international friendships and of course support the JCI as far as possible!