Welcome to the Jean Monnet Chair for Political Science and EU integration studies at the University of Innsbruck.  The Jean Monnet programme stimulates teaching, research and reflection on European integration at higher education institutions worldwide. With generous funding from the European Commission, we carry out and supervise EU-related research, teaching, and outreach (…)


Impressionen des EUSALP Zukunftstag am 5. April 2018 in der SOWI-Aula in Innsbruck



Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer im Gespräch mit Kai Küstner vom 7.4.2018

Was tun mit Orbán? (Link)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer im Gespräch mit Ralph Sina vom 9.4.2018

Die Zeit der Populisten (Link)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer im Gespräch mit Ralph Sina und Kai Küstner im ARD-Europastudio vom 9.4.2018: Gute Aussichten für EU-Gegner (Link zum Podcast)

Prof. Dr. Andras Maurer in der Münchner Abendzeitung vom 4.4.2018

Ohne EU hat Deutschland nichts zu melden (Link)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer im WDR-Magazin „Politikum“ vom 6.4.2018

Rechtsstaatlichkeitsverfahren der EU und effektive Sanktionsmöglichkeiten im Rahmen der Strukturfonds (Link zum Podcast)

Prof. Dr. Andras Maurer im ARD-Europamagazin vom 7.4.2018

Europäische Union: Orban und seine Freunde (Link)

Download aller Präsentationen der EUSALP Konferenz vom 4. April 2018:

EUSALP 2018 Präsentationen
Komprimiertes Archiv im ZIP Format 24.5 MB

Pressemitteilung zum EUSALP Zukunftstag am 5. April 2018 (Link)


ICER Working Paper Series

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The Innsbruck Center for European Research (ICER), housed within the Department for Political Science at the University of Innsbruck, brings together research and university teaching facilities on European integration and European Union studies. ICER aims to strengthen the critical and multidisciplinary analysis of the EU, examine the EU’s frameworks for poly-archic, multi-level and –actor governance, provide a forum to stimulate the development of innovative analytical tools and teaching resources, increase the accessibility of information sources on the EU, and to stimulate the debate and research on the EU. The Center is an integral part of Innsbruck University’s Research Center “Governance and Civil Society”, and cooperates with the Research Centers “Föderalismus – Politik und Recht” and the Research Cluster “Alpiner Raum - Mensch und Umwelt“.


Research carried out by ICER focuses on three core subjects:


Development of and theorizing the EU's primary law and its related socio-political bases


Decision-making processes, negotiation strategies and conceptual problems regarding the implementation of EU policies

  • Balancing EMU and reforming European Economic and Social Policy
  • Common Agriculture Policy and structural reforms in the alpine regions
  • International Agreements and the EU’s Common Commercial Policies
  • European Environmental Policy
  • Linking the Open Method of Coordination with traditional, legally binding instruments
  • Consistency of supranational and intergovernmental structures, instruments and processes in the EU's external relations
  • Balancing Security, Freedom, Civil Rights and Justice in EU Justice and Home affairs

Policy preferences of state and civil-society actors in the EU member states