Delegation of the European Union

to the International Organisations in Vienna

About the EU Delegation in Vienna

16/05/2016 - 18:33
About us - structure and organisation

The Delegation was established in 1979 as a Delegation of the European Commission. With the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, it became a European Union Delegation.

The Delegation of the European Union to the International Organisations in Vienna is responsible for the representation of the European Union at the United Nations Organisations, at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and at other International Organisations in Vienna.

The Delegation covers the following main tasks:

  • Represent the EU and participate in matters of specific EU interest at the United Nations organisations, related bodies or specialised agencies established in Vienna, in particular UNODC, IAEA, UNIDO, CTBTO, and other  international organisations and arrangements;
  • Represent the EU at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and participate in matters of specific EU interest;
  • As part of the European External Action Service, assist  the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, who is also the Vice - President of the Commission, in fulfilling his/her mandate to conduct the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU and to ensure the consistency of the EU’s external action;
  • Coordinate EU positions and cooperate with EU Member States to promote EU policies in the international organisations in Vienna;
  • Enhance the visibility and understanding of the EU, its role and policies through contacts and information activities in the international organisations in Vienna;
  • Represent the EU in political dialogue meetings with International Organisations, with other countries, and in major conferences and meetings  related to the activities of the organisations in Vienna;
  • Safeguard the values, fundamental interests, principles and objectives of the EU, in particular democracy, rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms, respect of human dignity, the principles of equality and solidarity and respect of the UN Charter and international law.
  • Monitor and preserve the smooth operation of the Procurement Working Group (PWG) in line with the JCPOA and the UN Security Council resolution 2231 (2015).


Read more about the work of the EU Delegation in our brochure "EU & Multilateralism at Work in Vienna": PDF icon eu_multilateralism_in_vienna_minifolder_inside_v03.pdf





Dear Visitor,

Thank you for your interest in the work of the Delegation of the EU to the International Organisations in Vienna. It is my honour to welcome you to our website which aims to provide you with up-to-date information about how the Delegation works to present, explain and implement the EU's foreign policies within the Vienna-based multilateral environment.

The work and activities of the EU on the international scene, and subsequently those of our Delegation here in Vienna, are guided by the principles enshrined in the Treaty of Lisbon: advancing democracy, the rule of law, universality and indivisibility of human rights and fundamental freedoms, respect for human dignity, the principles of equality and solidarity and respect for the United Nations (UN) Charter and international law.

We created a European External Action Service to ensure that when we speak, our voice is heard. And when we engage, our actions make a difference. Our citizens know that in the face of global issues we are more effective together. But we are mindful that for Europe to make progress towards its ambitious goals, it needs partners. Therefore, our role is to coordinate with the EU Member States, engage with other countries that are members of the organisations, and work to further build on our strengthened cooperation with the United Nations, the UN related bodies or specialized agencies established in Vienna, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), as well as civil society organisations who share the aforementioned fundamental values and principles.

Our partners in the Vienna-based International Organisations play a key role in the implementation of numerous projects around the world that aim at fostering peace and security, safeguarding the global nuclear non-proliferation regime, combatting international drug and crime groups, fighting corruption and human trafficking and promoting alternative development. We are also working to actively resolve conflicts in the OSCE region, such as the crisis in and around Ukraine, promote cyber security, enhance openness and transparency of military activities, promote democratisation and human rights, including of persons belonging to national minorities, and help civil society and independent media to voice their concerns.

Browsing through our website, you will find information on the many ways the EU engages with partners in the Vienna-based Organisations and how it supports these Organisations, either politically or financially, in order to allow them to develop and implement their goals and commitments. Further information on EU policies and activities can be easily accessed through the Europa Server.

I hope that you will find our website useful. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome and should be sent by email to

Enjoy your visit!

Ambassador Stephan KLEMENT





Ambassador Stephan KLEMENT

Head of Delegation - Ambassador EU Permanent Representative to the UN


Ambassador Rasa OSTRAUSKAITE
Deputy Head of Delegation - Ambassador EU Permanent Representative to the OSCE


Mr. Alain Georges MATTON
Press Attaché – Communication and Public Information Officer


Ms. Caroline STAMPFER
Attaché - FPI project manager (Balkans and South Caucasus)


Attaché - FPI project manager


Ms. Spela MOZINA
Attaché - Assistant to the Head of Delegation


UN Section:

Counsellor - Head of UN Section



XXX - Nuclear Safety and Security


Ms. Elena THOMA
First Counsellor - CTBTO, WA, NSG, HCoC , IAEA

Ms. Marie-Therese GERIG
First Secretary - IAEA (Nuclear Verification, Nuclear Safeguards, Technical Cooperation, Budget), CTBTO



Ms. Marie Ange BALBINOT
First Counsellor - Home Affairs / Energy


Ms. Konstantina KOSTOVA


Counsellor - UNODC


Assistant Attaché - Secretary of UN Section



OSCE Section:

Counsellor - Head of OSCE Section


First Counsellor - Forum for Security Cooperation


Counsellor - Protracted Conflicts and Geographical Issues


First Secretary - Human Dimension Committee


First Secretary - Security Committee


Mr. Maximilien LENTZ
Attaché - Economic and Environmental Committee


Ms. Katerina MITRARA
Assistant Attaché - Secretary of OSCE Section


JCPOA Procurement Channel Section:

Mr. Nicolas KASPRZYK
Counsellor - Head of JCPOA Procurement Channel Section


Counsellor - JCPOA Nuclear/Procurement


Mr. George PAVLOU
Policy Attaché - JCPOA Nuclear/Procurement


Ms. Spyridoula METALLINOU
Attaché - JCPOA Nuclear/Procurement



ADMIN Section:

Mr. Joren OST
Attaché - Head of Administration


Attaché - Administrative Assistant


Assistant Attaché - Accounting Assistant


Assistant Attaché - Secretary


Mr. Gábor KÁROLY
Driver and Technical Assistant