Brigitte Pircher

Brigitte Pircher

Associate professor
Department of Political Science Faculty of Social Sciences
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I am Associate Professor at Linnaeus University and researcher at Copenhagen Business School ( Currently, I lead the project 'The strategic use of public procurement', and I am also part of the work package ’fair working conditions through labour market policy’ in the EU Horizon 2020 project 'EuSocialCit', coordinated by the University of Amsterdam ( In 2016, I defended my PhD with the highest distinction at the University of Vienna. I have many years of working experience outside academia in publication and communication management, conflict management, and community work in social housing in Vienna. Furthermore, I worked for several years in the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg.

Research areas

  • EU’s response to crises (financial, Eurozone, economic, asylum, Brexit, Corona, etc.) and the crises’ impacts on EU decision-making and European integration
  • EU institutions and EU policy-making
  • EU law and policies and their implementation in the member states
  • European labour market policies
  • European single market, particularly public procurement and Recovery and Resilient Facility

Teaching: I have teaching experiences from Linnaeus University and the University of Vienna at all levels of education and supervise bachelor's, master's, and doctoral theses in my research areas.


Article in journal (Refereed)

Chapter in book (Refereed)

Collection (editor) (Refereed)

Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)

Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))

Article, review/survey (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))