About Birgit Scheffel


Certificate of Postgraduate Advanced Studies in Peace and Human Rights Education (UNESCO/Eured), University of Klagenfurt (Austria), 2006

Master of Advanced Studies in Peace and Conflict Studies, European University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies in Stadtschlaining (Austria), 2004

Magistra der Philosophie (equivalent to Master of philosophy), University of Vienna (Austria) & University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France), 2002

Conducted linguistic Research on Language Policies in Dakar, Senegal (Scholarship holder of the University of Vienna)

(Publication: 2003, "Les institutions scientifiques et politiques chargées des questions linguistiques", in Quo Vadis Romania, 21, p.33-38).


Participated in project work in Armenia with children affected by war.

Conducted research on peace education and children's literature in Grenoble, France (Scholarship holder of the University of Vienna).

Worked in the field of peacekeeping in Cote d'Ivoire and Bangladesh in service of the United Nations Operations in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI).

Participated in the project on a Day of Discussion with Committee on the Rights of the Child led by Sherry Sacino which resulted in agreement to move forward with the Individual Complaint Mechanism for the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).


“You must be the change you wish to see in the world”

– Mahatma Gandhi

Areas of specialty

  1. 1.Children's Rights in Children's Literature

  2. 2.Peace and Human Rights

  3. 3.Education

  4. 4.Children affected by armed conflict

  5. 5.Conflict Resolution


German (native)

English (fluent)

French (fluent)

Spanish (fluent)

Arabic (fair)

Russian (fair)