What makes you laugh?
Eva Papst: Good cabaret, comedy, even involuntary one. But there are too many ways to laugh: the smile in nice situations, the loud laughter in happy company, an amused grin... But the real "magic moments" tend to bring tears of joy to my eyes.
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?
Eva Papst: For years I have been thinking about writing short crime stories in which blind people are not victims but perpetrators. But I do not think that my writing skills are sufficient enough to implement this project in acceptable quality.
Which person has influenced you most? And why?
Eva Papst: At first it was my parents who made me feel loved and accepted. Then it was my teacher who taught me, among other things, that a person deserves and must be challenged and promoted a second chance. After all, my husband, who's put up with me for 33 years. And ultimately, all those people who meet me at eye level.
You have the chance to become the Commissioner for the Disabled in your country. What would you do first?
Eva Papst: I would form a team from the most diverse fields of expertise, which of course must also include disabled people, in order to use the available financial resources in an economically optimal way for as much equality of opportunity as possible in all areas of life.