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 (…)


Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer im Gespräch mit der Zeitschrift Capital (BG) am 5.7.2018

The axis of the populists - With its hard line against migration, Kurz won power in Austria and is now transferring his messages to the European level with the Austrian EU Council presidency (Link)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer u.a. in der Tiroler Tageszeitung am 1.7.2018

Gipfeltreffen mit Picknick - Österreich übernimmt EU-Vorsitz (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 Deutschen Welle-Artikel von Richard Fuchs am 22.6.2018

Merkel hält die Türkei auf Distanz (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
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Pressemitteilung zum EUSALP Zukunftstag am 5. April 2018 (Link)


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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