Vanessa Maria Holer s a student in the Master program of Political Science: European and International Studies. Her main interests lie on the European Parliament and the European integration process. In 2019, she was a student assistant in the field of Comparative Politics and graduated in the BA of Political Science. A year after, she received the opportunity to complete a traineeship at the European Parliament, where she could gain practical experience. Since December 2020 she is a member of the ICER-Team. 

Verena Kretzschmar is currently a student in the Master program of Political Science - European and International Studies as well as in the Bachelor program Management and Economics specializing in “Political Economy”. Before studying she worked as a journalist and editor at the weekly local newspaper “Stadtblatt Innsbruck” (, which is part of the “Bezirksblätter Tirol GmbH”. During her studies she absolved a range of internships, two of them at the Tyrolean Federal Economic Chamber ( _Chambers_Home.html). At the moment she is working as a Freelance Worker and Journalist at several companies. Since March 2016 she is a student assistant at the Department of Political Science in Innsbruck.

Kief Albers is a student in the Master program of European and International Studies at the University of Innsbruck. His main interests are the European Integration and mostly the role of the European Council and the relation between the member states and the European institutions. He graduated in the BA of Political Science in May 2015. Since November 2016 he is a junior researcher at the University of Innsbruck, since May 2017 he is a member of the ICER-Team.

Johannes Marco Oberhofer holds a B.A. degree in political science from the University of Innsbruck. Since 2017 he is enrolled in the Master programme of European and International Studies. His main interests are the Economic and Monetary Union as well as European civil society networks and their lobbying methods. 

Currently he is student assistant for the project “Implementing the EU fiscal rules”. This project aims to empirically analyze the national implementation of fiscal rules. Since February 2018 he is a member of the ICER-Team.