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 (…)




Die Europäische Union als Verantwortungsgemeinschaft

gestern – heute – morgen


am Samstag, 27. April 2019 | 14:00 bis 17:00 Uhr


Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer:

Erweiterungs- und Zuwanderungsverantwortung – morgen »Die EU-Beitrittsvoraussetzungen und integrationspolitische Herausforderungen mit Blick auf den Westbalkan«



Institut für Geschichte

Prof. Dr. Michael Gehler


Institut für Katholische Theologie

Prof. Dr. Alexander Merkl


Stiftung Universität Hildesheim

Universitätsplatz 1

31141 Hildesheim


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Veranstaltungshinweis: Buchpräsentation "The Ethical Spirit of EU Law"

am Donnerstag, den 25. April 2019 um 18h, MCI Universitätsstraße 15 - Aula


Wir bitten um Anmeldung unter alumni@mci.edu

New Book: 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.


New Publication:


Doris Dialer, Margarethe Richter (Eds.)

Lobbying in the European Union

Strategies, Dynamics and Trends


- Sheds new light on how lobbying works in the European Union
- Offers essential insights into successful lobbying strategies
- Presents case studies on EU-US trade deals, and delivers insights into the transparency debate and post-Brexit Lobbying trends



New Article: "The Multilevel Rule of Law System of the European Union: Eked Out, Contested, Still Unassured" by Annegret Eppler, Andreas Hackhofer and Andreas Maurer in: Antoniolli L., Bonatti L., Ruzza C. (eds) Highs and Lows of European Integration. Springer pp 65-82 (Link)

We congratulate our colleague Melanie on her award!


⭐ Best Student Paper Award 2018

"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)



New Article: "Negotiating implementation of EU fiscal governance" by Camilla Mariotto in: Journal of European Integration, Published online: 30 Aug 2018 (Link)

New Article: "Germany and the EU: Managing Differentiation to Avoid Structural Segregation" by Andreas Maurer in: Kaeding M., Pollak J., Schmidt P. (eds) The Future of Europe. Palgrave Macmillan pp 41-44 (Link)

New Article: "De-and re-bordering the Alpine Space: how Cross-border Cooperation Intertwines Spatial and Institutional Patterns of Exclusion and Inclusion, Subordination and Horizontality" by Melanie Plangger in: Journal of Borderlands Studies, Published online: 12 Jul 2018 (Link)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer im News-Artikel vom 20.6.2018

Österreich-Bayern Treffen "ein klares Signal an Merkel" (Link)


20 Fragen an 3 EU Mandatare

Medien.Mittelpunkt.Ausseerland 2018


ICER-Member Michael Wolf interviewt die MEPs Angelika Mlinar (NEOS), Lukas Mandl (ÖVP) und Michel Reimon (Grüne)



Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer im Standard-Artikel von Gerald John am 6.6.2018

Wie viel EU hinter der türkis-blauen Fassade steckt (Link)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer im Gespräch mit Marie Illner vom 4.6.2018

EU-Außenpolitik: Mit mehreren Stimmen statt nur mit einer? (Link)

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

funded by Erasmus+









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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