Eva Lichtenberger is a member of the European Parliament for the Austrian Greens, dealing mostly with transport, tourism and civil rights. She graduated from psychology, political science and art history at the University of Innsbruck. In the late 80s she took active part in resolving environmental problems in the Tyrolese city of Hall. In 1994 she became the first Austrian Green to become a minister in the regional government, with the portfolio of environmental affairs. In 1999 she was elected a member of the Austrian parliament and five years later she succeeded in running for office in the European Parliament.