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 (…)


Neue Publikation:

Hainzl, C.; Dialer, D.; Kuske, H. (2022). Gesundheitspolitik und Gesellschaft in der COVID-19-Krise. LIT, Wien, Österreich


Die COVID-19-Pandemie hat gezeigt, dass globale Gesundheitskrisen eine vielfältige internationale Zusammenarbeit in den verschiedensten Sektoren und Disziplinen erfordern. So stellen sich heute einige Fragen: Was haben wir aus der Krise gelernt? Wo gibt es Brüche in der Gesellschaft? Wie resilient sind unsere Gesundheitssysteme?


Der vorliegende Sammelband vereint über 40 Autorinnen und Autoren aus Wissenschaft, Politik und Praxis. Sie beleuchten das Thema Gesundheitspolitik und Gesellschaft aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven und entwerfen Handlungsmöglichkeiten für die Zukunft.




ICER Working Paper Series

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Mitschnitte der Jean-Monnet-Lectures


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