Klaus Starl is the executive secretary of the ETC Graz. He holds a doctorate degree in economics from the Karl Franzens University of Graz. He is a lecturer at the University of Graz. He specializes in human rights indicators, the prohibition of discrimination, human rights at the local level, the right to education and economics of distribution. He conducts professional trainings for the judiciary, military forces, police, border force, politicians, members of the public administration and education professions. Klaus Starl is a human rights consultant for the city of Graz, member of the city’s Human Rights Council and appointed as scientific advisor for the European Coalition of Cities against Racism (ECCAR). He is managing research projects since more than ten years for national and international research programmes, functioning as coordinator in three FP6 and FP7 projects. He is also managing the Austrian Focal Point for the Fundamental Rights Agency.