111 Pirklbauer Sybille (Austria) Major in Political Science, since 2004 in the Chamber of Labour/Vienna; Division Women and Fam- ily Affairs. Before assistant to a member of parliament and several years of work in the field of Euro- pean Labour Market Policy with the Austrian Ministry of Labour Quinn Sheila (Ireland/Belgium) Sheila Quinn is a consultant, whose work includes research, policy implementation and project management. The primary focus of her work is on issues of equality and social inclusion, with a particular concentration on gender equality. Among her recent contracts is a first-time quantitative study into the role of women on farms in Ireland, and a pilot gender budget initiative, commissioned by the NDP Gender Equality Unit in the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. She has delivered training on gender budgeting for UNIFEM, was part of a Oxfam UK-sponsored mission to Yemen to study efforts to incorporate gender budgeting into their PRSP strategy, and is co-author of a manual on GB. Sheila Quinn, Independent Researcher & Policy Consultant Avenue Hansen Soule, 120, 1040 Brussels, Belgium, T: +32 27 33 24 09, E: quinn- sheila@eircom.net: Rosselli Annalisa (Italy) Annalisa Rosselli is Professor of Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. Her interest in Gender Budgeting began when, together with Francesca Bettio, she organized in September 2000 the first international workshop in Italy on the subject. Since then, she has taken part in several Gender Budgeting initiatives in the role of consultant for local administrations (Siena, Genoa, Modena, and the Marche Region) or for ISFOL, the institution in charge of monitoring the allocation of the European Social Fund in Italy. She has also lectured on GB in postgraduate cour- ses in Equal Opportunities (University of Milan and University of Siena) and is often invited to par- ticipate in staff training seminars for Equal-Opportunity advisors and administrators alike. Together with Francesca Bettio and Simonetta Vingelli she wrote an introduction to GB (http://www.fondazionezaninoni.org/naviga.php?nav=@163,12,51) and is currently engaged in writ- ing a short manual on the subject for the use of local Councils in the Province of Siena (Tuscany). Schlager Christa (Austria) Since 1999 researcher for fiscal and budgetary policies at the Chamber of Labour, Vienna, Austria. Studies of Economics at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien und Handelshojskolen in Kopenhagen. Co- editor of the Austrian social science journal “Kurswechsel”. Member of the Austrian “Watchgroup Gender and Public Finance”. Co-editor of BEIGEWUM (Ed.): Frauen macht Budgets, Staatsfinanzen aus Geschlechterperspek- tive, Wien 2002. Article (with B.Trukeschitz): „Staatsausgaben aus der Geschlechterperspektive – Methodischer An- satz und erste Ergebnisse für Österreich, in: Gubitzer Luise/Trukeschitz, Birgit (Eds): Frauen und Budget, Frankfurt/Main 2004. Schratzenstaller Margit (Austria) Since 2003 Researcher (Tax and Budget Policy) at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), Vienna. Studies of Economics at the University of Giessen/Germany and at the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee; 2001 PhD at the University of Giessen ("International mobility of and in- ternational fiscal competition for foreign direct investment"); 2002-2003 Postdoc at the University of Goettingen/Germany.