Hugo Quaderer, born in 1965, has been a member of the collegiate
government as it exists in Liechtenstein since 21 April 2005. The
Education, Social Welfare as well as Environment, Land Use Planning,
Agriculture & Forestry port-folios come under his purview.
The education of the population is our only raw
material - a statement often heard in Liechtenstein. For the
responsible Minister and his team this means to keep the educational
system up to date in cooperation with the responsible
offices in line with the corresponding social realities and to change
the system if necessary.
The major objectives of the Education portfolio include the promotion
of various learning fields, the adaptation of educational modules and
the coopera-tion with the educational institutions as well as the
alignment of the scholarship law.
Living responsibility: This is a requirement that is placed on every
single individual, but which also applies to the work of the
government. In the further development of the Liechtenstein social
system the government is directed towards a goal-oriented system geared
to the needs. The work of volunteers wins special recognition in the
The Liechtenstein system of social security (social insurance)
encompasses two types of benefits. On the one hand, the benefits
accrued through insurance contributions, and on the other hand benefits
which are financed by the state from general tax proceeds, such
as supplementary benefits to
old-age insurance/disability insurance, com-pensation
for the helpless and so forth. The Office for Social Services comes
under the Social Affairs portfolio. The office ensures the psychosocial
provision of the country’s population.
Environment, Land Use Planning, Agriculture & Forestry
Maintaining the living space in which we live for coming generations
and nevertheless working with it to find a livelihood in forestry and
in farming is the great challenge in the realm of the environment, land
use planning, agriculture and forestry.
The core of the state action in these areas consists of coordinating
the different interests and preserving the natural diversity of plants,
animals, habitats and genes in a symbiosis of utilisation and
protection. These efforts are accompanied by considerable information
and public relations work. Due to the cross-border character of many
topics and projects, Liechtenstein is integrated into the
supra-regional and international cooperation in many different ways.