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 (…)


Veranstaltungshinweis: Podiumsdiskussion mit Dr. Natascha Zeitel-Bank (ICER/Universität Innsbruck) am 5. Mai 2021 zum Thema "Repressive Medienpolitik in der EU – Ungarn im Fokus"

bei Europa Mai in München






Trento Innsbruck European Research Seminars (TIERS) on European Integration


Keynote Speech von Peter Leyland

am 7. Mai 2021 von 10-11:30h 


Wir bitten um Anmeldung bis spätestens 6. Mai unter maria.tischler@uibk.ac.at

Wir gratulieren unserem ICER-Mitglied Johannes Oberhofer herzlich zur Verleihung des Marianne-Barcal-Preis 2020


Nach Michael Wolf, Thomas Wallis und Philipp Umek wurde bereits das vierte Mitglied von ICER mit diesem Preis ausgezeichnet. Es berichtete Innsbruck Informiert


Michael Wolf im Interview mit makademia.at vom 1.09.2020:

„Das Europäische Parlament ist durchaus stärker, als es die Verträge nahelegen.“

Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer im Interview mit DemokrWie? vom 1.9.2020:

Autokratische Europäer

Michael Wolf mit zwei Beiträgen in der EU-Sonderausgabe der Österreichischen Gemeindezeitung (ÖGZ) 04/05-2020:

Europas Puls schlägt in den Kommunen!

Voneinander Europa lernen!


Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer in der Tiroler Tageszeitung vom 22.04.2020:

Brüssel hat die Staaten von der Leine gelassen


Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer im 20er vom April 2020:

Bleibt die EU ein politischer Fleckenteppich?




Win a three-week research stay at Eurac Research in Bolzano/Bozen (South Tyrol) in the heart of the Alps.

Hand in a paper (yet to be published or currently under review) on comparative federalism, regionalism or intergovernmental relations in English, German, Italian, French or Spanish by 1 July 2020.


Do you work in a field related to comparative federalismregionalism or intergovernmental relations? Are you interested in multi-level government?
Then enter the competition to not miss the chance to discuss your research with international scholars and experts at the Eurac Research Institute for Comparative Federalism in Bolzano/Bozen.



Just send the following documents to federalscholar@eurac.edu:

  • an abstract in English
  • an anonymized full-fledged paper in English, German, Italian, French, or Spanish
  • please state ‘I hereby confirm that the submitted work ( INSERT TITLE ) will not have been published within two months following the deadline for submission’ in the paper
  • a short CV
  • letter of motivation (max. 2 pages)

Visit www.eurac.edu/federalscholar for all details.

For any further questions, contact us at federalscholar@eurac.edu

Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer im Interview mit Die Neue Südtiroler Tageszeitung vom 03.04.2020:

Die EU hat versagt


Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer im Interview bei salto.bz vom 02.04.2020:

Die EU braucht keinen Neustart


Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer im SWR2 Forum vom 20.03.2020:

Corona und der starke Staat - Wie immun ist die Demokratie?


New Article: "Politicisation and economic governance design" by Fabio Franchino and Camilla Mariotto in: Journal of European Public Policy, Published online: 25 Feb 2020 (Link)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer in der Tiroler Tageszeitung vom 20.02.2020:

Ringen um EU-Budget: Begriff Nettozahler „hinten und vorn Blödsinn“


Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer in den Vorarlberger Nachrichten vom 10.02.2020:

Milliardenpoker um EU-Finanzen

(Link) (Download)


New Award: "Building something beautiful with stones: How regions adapt to, shape and transform the EU opportunity structure" by Melanie Plangger in: Regional & Federal Studies, Published online: 26 Jul 2017 (Link)


 Awarded with the 2019 Best Article Prize

Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer im Ö1 Europa-Journal vom 17.01.2020

Regierungsprogramm, Kosovo, Kroatien, Zukunft Europas


Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer in den Vorarlberger Nachrichten vom 27.12.2019:

Warum die EU-Finanzen ein Zankapfel sind

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Latest publication: Annegret Eppler, Andreas Maurer (Hrsg.) Europapolitische Koordination in Österreich - Inter- und intrainstitutionelle Regelwerke, Funktionen und Dynamiken, Innsbruck/Baden-Baden, IUP/Nomos 2019


European politics has a significant impact on Austrian policy-making. And conversely, Austria's policy is the constitutive element of what is being negotiated and decided "in Brussels". This volume explores the question of how, under what external and internal conditions, Austrian ideas, strategies and interests towards the multilevel system of the European Union are conceived, coordinated and articulated. Which national coordination requirements and strategies generate and impact on Austrian positions? How do feedback mechanisms work to secure democratic and transparent decision-making chains? How do the political system of Austria and the supranational EU system influence each other? For the first time, this volume offers a comprehensive analysis of all actors, institutions and processes involved in the Austrian EU policy-making machinery, as well as the most important policy areas for Austria. The volume is aimed at students, teachers and researchers of the EU integration studies, at employees of the Austrian European policy in parliament, government, administration and interest groups as well as at scholars interested in the comparison of the coordination of European politics.


With contributions by Katrin Auel, Susanne Bachmann, Erhard Busek, Peter Bußjäger, Doris Dialer, Annegret Eppler, Klemens Fischer, Franz Fischler, Anna Gamper, Josef Glavanovits, Andreas Hackhofer, Elisabeth Kornfeind, David Liebich, Andreas Maurer, Nikolaus Morawitz, Andreas Th Müller, Heinrich Neisser, Christa Peutl, Georg Pfeifer, Melanie M. Plangger, Maria-Elisabeth Pösel, Johannes Pollak, Andreas Rosner, Fritz Staudigl, Regina Tschann, und Markus Wagner.



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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