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Bernhard Perchinig

Senior Research Officer

Relevant experience and expertise:
Bernhard Perchinig is a political scientist with more than 30 years of research and consultancy experience in the field of migration, integration and citizenship studies. He is a Faculty Member of the Department of Law and International Relations of the Danube University Krems, where he teaches Migration and Minority Studies in the M.A. Programme in International Relations and the M.A. Programme in Human Rights, and in the MSc Programme in Social Work. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Sciences from the University Vienna (1986).

Prior to joining the ICMPD, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights and the University of Vienna and at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and a Programme Director at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research in Vienna. He directed and contributed to several EU-funded research projects, i.e. on integration policies in Europe (INTEC, PROSINT), naturalization policies in the European Union and in the EU member states (NATAC), intercultural policies in European cities (CLIP) and integration and migration policies in Austria. Prior to his research career, he was responsible for research and data analysis at the Funds for Integration of the City of Vienna.

Further to his research and teaching activities, Bernhard Perchinig has consulted several international organizations, national and state governments and companies. In 2008, he has been awarded the Austrian Federal Medal (“Bundesehrenzeichen”) for Merits in the Intercultural Dialogue.

Research interests: migration-, minority- and integration policies, antidiscrimination, European migration policies, and urban policies for social inclusion.

Selected publications:

Maegan Hendow, Alessandra Bravi, Albert Kraler, Robtel Neajai Pailey, Bernhard Perchinig and Katharina Schaur (2018), Resilience in the Face of Adversity: A Comparative Study of Migrants in Crisis Situations. MICIC Comparative Report. Vienna: ICMPD.

Bernhard Perchinig, with Lucas Rasche and Katharina Schaur: Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Policies in the European Union and the MICIC Agenda. Summary Paper, Vienna (ICMPD) 2017.

The Challenge of Migration for Crisis and Disaster Management: Key concepts and recommendations. In: Altenburg, Friedrich; Faustmann, Anna; Pfeffer, Thomas; Skrivanek, Isabella (eds.): Migration und Globalisierung in Zeiten des Umbruchs. Festschrift für Gudrun Biffl. Krems (Edition Donau-Universität Krems) 2017, 135 – 153.

Grenzüberschreitende Mobilität und internationaler Flüchtlingsschutz: Spannungsfelder und Herausforderungen. In: Niederle, Helmut A. (Hg.): Die Grenzen Europas – Menschenrechte und Folgen des Klimawandels. Wien (Löcker) 2017, 112 – 137.

Bernhard Perchinig, Albert Kraler: Der Nexus von Politik und Forschung im Bereich Migration, Integration und Asyl. In: Lena Karasz (Hg.): Migration und die Macht der Forschung. Kritische Forschung in der Migrationsgesellschaft. Wien (ÖGB-Verlag) 2017, 63 - 91.

Bernhard Perchinig, Katharina Schaur: Care Needs of Elderly Migrants in Austria. In: Urban People/Lidé města 18/2016/2, Praha, 253 – 285.

Bernhard Perchinig, Marion Noack: Regional Migration Dialogues and the Global Migration and Development Agenda. A Study on five Regional Migration Dialogues bringing together countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. Vienna – Ankara (IMCPD) 2016.

Reichel, David; Perchinig, Bernhard: Reflections on the value of citizenship – explaining naturalisation practices. In: Austrian Journal of Political Science, 44/1, 2015, 32 – 45 (peer-reviewed).

Migrationspolitik. In: Andreas Maurer, Heinrich Neisser, Johannes Pollak (eds.): 20 Jahre EU – Mitgliedschaft Österreichs. Vienna (facultas) 2015, 166 – 186.

Alexandra König, Bernhard Perchinig, Jimy Perumadan, Katharina Schaur (2015): Country Report Austria. ITHACA Research Report N.1/2015. Florence: EUI.

List of publications

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E-mail: Bernhard.Perchinig(at)