The Austrian Academy of Sciences is the leading organisation promoting non-university academic research institutions in Austria. Highly qualified researchers from Austria and abroad are included among the members of the Academy and guarantee the community’s excellence in the sciences and humanities.
The Institute for European Integration Research (EIF) was founded in 1998 and is devoted to the study of different policy fields and their multi-dimensional fragmentation within the EU system of multi-level governance. The EIF has coordinated and conducted numerous international projects and is the leading research institution on European integration in Austria.
Johannes Pollak is Senior Research Fellow at Webster University Vienna, Department of International Relations. He is on leave of absence from the Institute for European Integration Research. He is Lecturer at the Universities of Vienna, Salzburg and Webster and has been Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Reading, Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre at the European University Institute in Florence and Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests include European integration and democracy, political representation and supranational legitimacy.
Jozef Bátora is Associate Professor at the Institute of European Studies and International Relations at Comenius University in Bratislava.
He was previously Research Fellow at the Institute for European Integration Research and Senior Researcher at ARENA – Centre for European Studies and PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo. In the academic year 2003/2004, he was visiting scholar at Scancor, Stanford University. His research interests encompass change dynamics in diplomacy, processes of institutional change, organization theory and the Common Foreign and Security Policy.
Monika Mokre is a political scientist and Research Fellow at the Institute for Cultural Studies and History of Theatre. She is Lecturer at the Universities of Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna. She has held research positions at Synthesis, Wissenschaftsholding m.b.H., the Research Unit for Socio-Economics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and at IWE, Research Unit for Institutional Change and European Integration of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Her research fields include European democracy and the European public sphere, gender studies, media and cultural Politics.
Emmanuel Sigalas is post-doctoral Research Fellow at the EIF from February 2009. He was previously research assistant at the University of Reading focusing on the formal activities of the Members of European Parliament. Sigalas’ doctoral thesis analysed the effect of ERASMUS student mobility on European identity and EU support. His research interests include the theory and practice of representation, the European Parliament, EU legitimacy, European identity and cross-border people mobility.
Peter Slominski is Research Fellow at the Institute for European Integration Research and Lecturer at the University of Vienna (Institute of Government). He studied political science (MA), law (MA) and sociology (Dr) at the universities of Vienna and Amsterdam, and has worked as an Assistant at the Vienna Law School. Slominski has participated in and coordinated a wide range of research projects, and is the author of numerous journal articles, monographs, edited volumes and book contributions.