Expert Council

The independent Expert Council for Integration at the Ministry for Europe, Integration and International Affairs is the competence centre and central engine of the integration process. Headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Katherina Pabel, experienced and respected personalities from public life provide comprehensive expert know-how.



  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Katharina Pabel (Johannes Kepler University Linz)

Language and Education

  • Prof. Dr. Ilan Knapp (Jewish Vocational Training Centre)

Work and Employment

  • Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gudrun Biffl (Danube University Krems)
  • Dr. Thomas Oliva (former Association of Branded Goods Industries)

Rule of Law and Values

  • Ao. Univ.-Prof. DDr. Christian Stadler (University Vienna)

Health and Social Issues

  • Univ.Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Mazal (University Vienna)
  • Dr. Arno Melitopulos (Direktor der TGKK)

Intercultural Dialogue

  • Dr. Hans Winkler (former Deputy Editor-in-Chief Kleine Zeitung)

Sports and Recreation

  • Mag. Rainer Rößlhuber (Bundessportorganisation)
  • Dr. Eva Grabherr (okay. zusammen leben)

Living and the Regional Dimension of Integration

  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Lugger (former NEUE HEIMAT TIROL)
  • Dipl.-Soz.Wiss. Kenan Güngör (difference GmbH)

Integration from the beginning

  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Münz (European Political Strategy Centre)