Institute for European Integration Research

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The Institute for European Integration Research (EIF) is dedicated to research and teaching in the field of European integration. Methods and theories from various disciplines are combined to maximize insight. Central to our inter-disciplinary approach are political, legal, social, and historical perspectives.

The Research Platform is associated with the following faculties at the University of Vienna: Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies and Faculty of Law. EIF cooperates widely with partners, both nationally and internationally.

Research at the Institute for European Integration Research (EIF) focuses on European Union policies and the national and global effects of Europeanisation.

We analyse, in particular, the EU’s competences and regulatory activities with regard to problem-solving capacities in the multi-level European system. Within this analytical field, the Institute lends itself to three closely related and non-exclusive research areas:

  • Internal EU policies, including justice, finance, energy, mobility and social policies;
  • The EU as an externally-oriented and global actor in various policy areas;
  • The implementation of the various forms of EU law and the resulting effects of Europeanisation;


ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerda Falkner, Institute for European Integration Research