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. Heinz Fassmann, experienced and respected personalities from public life provide comprehensive expert know-how.



  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz Fassmann (University Vienna) (until 18.12.2017)

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 (Association of Branded Goods Industries)

Rule of Law and Values

  • Ao. Univ.-Prof. DDr. Christian Stadler (University Vienna)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Katharina Pabel (Johannes Kepler University Linz)

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 (SPORTUNION Österreich)
  • Dr. Eva Grabherr (okay. zusammen leben)

Living and the Regional Dimension of Integration

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

Integration from the beginning

  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Münz (Erste Group Bank AG)