Born and raised in the Austrian city of Villach, Amadeus Faltheiner grew up at the crossroads of the three different cultures of the Alpe-Adria region. After completing his basic education at the artistic branch of High School in Austria, he graduated in Law at the University of Vienna, with a specialisation in European Law obtained at the College of Europe in Bruges.
He had several work experience placements at Vienna-based notary and law firms before serving, from October 2017 to March 2018, as a legal officer at the Austrian Financial Market Authority. Joining the Austrian Foreign Service – at the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs in Vienna, he served in the department for Visa, Border, Residence and Asylum Affairs; Migration; and Combating trafficking in human beings from April 2018 to January 2019.
After participating in EU visa tasks during the Austrian EU Presidency, he was assigned to the Austrian Embassy in Brasilia from February to July 2019, then returned to the Protocol Department in Vienna (Aug 2019 – Aug 2020). Prior to his arrival in Belgrade for his latest posting, he spent three years as a Political Officer at the Austrian Embassy in Rome.