Academic Peer Review:
Grant Proposals: European Commission, DG Research (expert contracts for external evaluation of funding proposals for international research cooperation programmes): Horizon 2020, EU-FP7, EU-FP6;
Academic Books and Journals: Palgrave Macmillan, Politics Textbooks; Urban Studies, IJURR-International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, RFS – Regional & Federal Studies, Environment & Planning C: Government & Policy, International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, Journal of Intelligent Transportation and Urban Planning, etc.
EUI – European University Institute, Alumni Association (Convenor of Austrian EUI-network); AAG – American Association of Geographers; EUSA – European Studies Association; ECPR Standing Group on Regionalism and Federalism (European Consortium of Political Research); PSA – Specialist Groups Interpretative Politics; Territorial Politics (British Political Science Association); OGPW – Austrian Political Science Association; ISA – Research Committee 21, Urban Sociology (International Sociological Association); European Forum Alpbach – Austrian College (former board member).
Conference Functions & Organisation:
Roundtable: ‘Institutions in Action’, AESOP Annual Conference, Lisbon, 12-14 July 2017.
Keynote Speech & Scientific Committee: conference ‘Urban Planning and Tourism Consumption: 160 Years Ringstraße in Vienna (1857-2017), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 20-23 Nov 2016.
Conceptual Contributor: European Conference, Mellon Foundation, University of Chicago Center in Paris, Dec 2013.
Event Organisation & Presentation: ‘Capital City Cultures’, Book Presentation & Multi-medial Urban Event, Vienna, 17 Dec 2011.
Conference Co-Organisation: 41st Conference of the Urban Affairs Association (UAA), hosted by Department of Planning and Urban Studies, University of New Orleans, 16-19 Mar 2011.
Keynote Speech & Panel Participant: Capital City Cultures: the discursive politics of European change – a case study from Vienna, keynote speech, European Conference 2010 ‘Public space and the challenges of urban transformation in Europe: politics and culture’, University of Technology, Vienna, 10-11 Nov 2010.
Panel Participant: European Capital of Culture Linz 09, public panel with Siegbert Janko (municipal director of culture, city of Linz), Ulrich Fuchs (vice managing director, project Linz09), Rainer Zendron (vice director, University of Arts Linz), Peter Becker (moderator, professor, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz), Kulturgeschichtetag, Linz, 12 Sep 2009.
Keynote Lecture & Panel Participant: Urban governance in European comparison: the challenges for capital cities; ‘London Collaborative Event’, Capital Ambition & OPM, Westminster, London, 21 Nov 2008.
Discussant: Workshop ‘The New Geopolitics and Changing Territorialities: Between International Studies and Political Geography’, Rennes, 11-16 April 2008.
Panel Chair & Paper Discussant: with Prof. Michael Keating, Dr. Eve Hepburn, section of Standing Group for Regionalism and Federalism, ECPR General Conference, Pisa, Sep 2007
Key-note Lecture & Panel Participant: Redefining the city: the politics of cultural regeneration in Vienna and Berlin, public key-note lecture, Instituto Interuniversitario de Desarrollo Local, University of Valencia, 22-23 Feb 2007.
Panel Participant: Braucht eine Kulturnation Kulturpolitik?, panel discussion & presentation of ÖZP-issue ‘Cultural politics and democracy’, with Monika Mokre, Christian Stadler et.al. , Vienna, 24 Oct 2006.
Panel Chair: 3rd Hermes Symposium ‘The politics of heritage and regional development: actors, strategies, conflicts’, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Stiftung Weimarer Klassik, EU-Interreg; Goethe-Institute; Sofia, 9-10 June, 2006.
Workshop Organization & Panel Chair: ‘Symbolic Politics, Collective Identities and Contested Space in European Cities: A comparison between London and Vienna’, with Profs. John Eade (Roehampton, London) & Christian Joerges (EUI Law), working group ‘Europe’s darker past’, EUI Florence, Jan 2003
Discussant: workshop ‘Metropolitan Governance’, Annual Joint Sessions, ECPR – European Consortium for Political Science, Turin, March, 2002.
Workshop Initiation, Conception, Organization & Panel Chair: ‘Far Right Populism in a European Context: The Case of Austria’, with Prof. Peter Becker, EUI-SPS/History/Law, Austrian Culture Institute, EUI Florence, 31 Mar – 1 Apr 2000.