About us

Die Sektion Europaforschung wird von Gerda Falkner am Centre for European Integration Research des Instituts für Politikwissenschaft an der Universität Wien koordiniert.

Sie stellt eine Plattform für den spezialisierten Diskurs unter politikwissenschaftlichen Expertinnen und Experten zu Fragen der europäischen Integration (im weiteren Sinne) dar. Forschungspräsentationen können einschlägige Arbeiten der Mitglieder oder nahestehender Personen, aber auch von internationalen Gästen umfassen.

Es gibt eine eigene Aussendungsliste, über die Veranstaltungen (teils exklusiv!) bekannt gemacht werden. Die Eintragung in diese Liste kann hier vorgenommen werden: 

Sprecherin der Sektion

Wer in der Sektion mitarbeiten möchte, wende sich bitte an:

Prof. Dr. Gerda Falkner
Institut für Europäische Integrationsforschung (EIF)
Universität Wien
M: eif(at)

Events / Veranstaltungen

EIF - The Centre for European Integration Research invites to a Lunchtime Seminar
Free Riders, Pace-Setters, or Veto-Players?
The Role of Small Creditor States in the Eurozone

Time: 4 February 2020, 13.30

Place: EIF – Centre for European Integration Research, Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Vienna

Input Statement by Dr. Magnus Schoeller

This Lunchtime Seminar investigates how smaller states in the North of the eurozone – such as Austria, the Netherlands or Finland – pursue their preferences in the shadow of German hegemony. Are they just free-riders or do they have their own agenda in the eurozone? What strategies do they use to realize their interests? And do they really form such a coherent camp of “creditor states” as literature and media usually suggest? By answering these questions, the seminar sheds light on the role of those eurozone states that often remain understudied due to their size. Building on original elite interviews with EU and government officials, the seminar furthermore offers an explanation for the recent emergence of the so-called “New Hanseatic League”. The findings allow us to draw implications for the future of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU): Will smaller “creditor states” act as pace-setters, bystanders, or veto-players in the the pending completion of EMU?
The Lunchtime Seminar presents the intermediate results of a two-year research project funded by the Austrian National Bank’s Anniversary Fund.


Please register via eif[at] if you wish to participate.


EIF –  The Centre for European Integration Research invites to a Lunchtime Seminar

Time: 14.01.20, 13.00

Place: Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Vienna

Input Statement by Dr. Katharina Meissner and Mag. Franz Nauschnigg

Boris Johnson’s recent electoral success and his campaign of getting ‘Brexit done’ promises the conclusion of a withdrawal agreement between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU). Yet, major uncertainties remain regarding the future UK-EU relations. These will require the negotiation of a new agreement on economic, financial and political issues. What are possible scenarios for such a future UK-EU deal? We review the latest state in the Brexit negotiations and discuss alternatives for future relations between the EU and UK with an eye on the trade and financial sectors.

The Centre for European Integration Research offers drinks and sandwiches for registered participants – please send a message to eif[at]


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