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Office of International Relations

Head of Unit:
Claudia Sachs-Lorbeck

Phone: +43 316 872-2170
Town Hall, 1st floor, room 155
8011 Graz


Andrea Harrich

Phone: +43 316 872-2172
Town Hall, 1st floor, room 154
8011 Graz


Georg Gartner

Phone: +43 316 872-2171
Town Hall, 1st floor, room 154
8011 Graz


Office hours:
Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 3 pm and Friday 8 am to 1 pm

How to get there:
Take any tram going to Hauptplatz; get off at Hauptplatz 

Car parking:
Chargeable short-term parking zone

Barrier-free access:
Elevator inside the Town Hall

General Field of Activities

The duties of the office include the support of twin cities, coordination of international congresses and events of the City of Graz and projects with an international focus.

Main activities:

  • Support and service for the thirteen twin towns and organization of events in relation to town twinning (e.g. exchange of students between Trieste and Graz, Europe Youth Orchestra Darmstadt, anniversary celebrations)
  • Preparation, handling and support of international visits: e.g. ambassadors, delegations
  • Assistance in planning and organization of big events (e.g. Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017, Congress Award)
  • Support of international exchange students in the Montclair Scholarship Program of the City of Graz
  • Information for the municipal departments about the EU and EU funding programs, as well as support regarding EU projects and other international forms of cooperation
  • Assistance for the Mayor and the responsible City Councillors regarding international delegations and questions concerning the external presentation of the City of Graz
    (e.g. questions of protocol, entry in the golden book of the city)
  • Detailed elaboration and development of the existing municipal strategy concerning international relations
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