Marina Wittner

Position and Company: Assistant and Political Advisor | EP
Country: Austria/Belgium

Marina is working in the European Parliament as an assistant and political advisor to the Austrian MEP Heinz K. Becker since October 2015. In this position she is dealing with the wide field of employment and social affairs in the European Union. The European Parliament approaches the high rate of unemployment in Europe as well as the development of the European economy from various perspectives. Programs for up-skiling and re-skilling workers in Europe as well as discussions about the level of payment for cross-border workers or the improvement of working conditions and work-life balance are among many other topics daily business in the committee of employment and social affairs. Marina is also involved in the promotion of startups and young European entrepreneurs.

Marina finished her studies at the Vienna University of Economics with a thesis about Crowdfunding in the European Union. She investigated the differences of platforms for equity based crowdfunding, their similarities and differences as well as their unique selling propositions. This paper provides a basement for her further studies in this field, concerning especially legislative differences.