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Data protection in public administration
Datenschutz in der öffentlichen Verwaltung
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Law
Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer
Project runtime: 01.05.2017 - 01.06.2020
Research Focus:
  • The law of the future / The future of law
Topic:
  • Data protection law
  • Administration Law
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer (konrad.lachmayer@jus.sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.05.2017 - 01.06.2020

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
The GDPR led to a significant change of the Austrian framework for data protection. It not only  affects private companies, but also the public administration. Fundamental questions about the concept of the person responsible, the data protection officer and the obligations in relation to data protection for the public administration are need to be adressed.
German
Die DSGVO führte zu einer wesentlichen Veränderung der datenschutzrechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen in Österreich. Sie betrifft nicht nur private Unternehmen, sondern auch die öffentliche Verwaltung. Dabei stellen sich grundlegende Fragen zum Begriff des Verantwortlichen, zum Datenschutzbeauftragten sowie zu den datenschutzrechtlichen Verpflichtungen für die öffentliche Verwaltung.
On the legal position of Insolvency Officers in preparation for a reform of the Russian insolvency law
Zur rechtlichen Stellung von Insolvenzverwaltern zur Vorbereitung einer Reform der russischen Insolvenzordnung
Project status: Running
Faculty: Law
Project leader: Ass.-Prof. Dr. MMag. Florian Heindler
Project runtime: 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2020
Research Focus:
  • Comparison of legal systems
Topic:
  • Insolvency law
Project leader:

Ass.-Prof. Dr. MMag. Florian Heindler (florian.heindler@jus.sfu.ac.at

Project team:

Mikhail Rukavishnikov 

Cooperation partners:

International and Comparative Law Research Center (Moscow)

Project runtime:

01.01.2020 - 31.12.2020

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
Comparative law study on the Insolvency Officer Selection Procedure. Austria is one of the core jurisdictions under our consideration. The main task of my contribution was to prepare a detailed comparative description of the insolvency officer selection procedure in Austria.
On the legal position of Insolvency Officers in preparation for a reform of the Russian insolvency law
Zur rechtlichen Stellung von Insolvenzverwaltern zur Vorbereitung einer Reform der russischen Insolvenzordnung
Project status: Running
Faculty: Law
Project leader: Ass.-Prof. Dr. MMag. Florian Heindler
Project runtime: 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2020
Research Focus:
  • Comparison of legal systems
Topic:
  • Insolvency law
Project leader:

Ass.-Prof. Dr. MMag. Florian Heindler (florian.heindler@jus.sfu.ac.at

Project team:

Mikhail Rukavishnikov 

Cooperation partners:

International and Comparative Law Research Center (Moscow)

Project runtime:

01.01.2020 - 31.12.2020

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
Comparative law study on the Insolvency Officer Selection Procedure. Austria is one of the core jurisdictions under our consideration. The main task of my contribution was to prepare a detailed comparative description of the insolvency officer selection procedure in Austria.
The importance of legal texts for the interpretation of law
Die Bedeutung von Rechtstexten bei der Auslegung des Rechts
Project status: Running
Faculty: Law
Project leader: Mag. Lukas Wieser
Project runtime: 01.01.2020 - 30.06.2021
Research Focus:
  • Fundamentals of law
Topic:
  • Constitutional Law
Project leader:

Mag. Lukas Wieser (lukas.wieser@jus.sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.01.2020 - 30.06.2021

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
The importance of legal text in the interpretation of Austrian law varies between legal areas. The main determinants for this are the separation of powers enshrined in the constitution, as well as guarantees of the constitution regarding the rule of law. As part of the research project, the methodological approaches in Austrian civil and public law are contrasted and differences are shown. In doing so, concrete conclusions are formulated for the interpretation in the different legal areas, which follow from the knowledge gained in the analysis.
German
Die Bedeutung des Rechtstexts in der Interpretation des österreichischen Rechts variiert zwischen den einzelnen Rechtsbereichen. Als maßgebliche Determinanten fungieren dabei einerseits die verfassungsrechtlich verankerte Gewaltenteilung und –verschränkung, sowie andererseits rechtsstaatliche Garantien der Verfassung. Im Rahmen des Forschungsprojekts werden die methodischen Zugänge im österreichischen Zivil- und öffentlichen Recht kontrastiert und Unterschiede aufgezeigt. Dabei sind konkrete Schlussfolgerungen zu formulieren, die aus der gewonnenen Erkenntnis für die Interpretation in den unterschiedlichen Rechtsgebieten folgen.
Regulatory objectives of commercial professional law
Regelungsziele des gewerblichen Berufsrechts
Project status: Running
Faculty: Law
Project leader: Mag. Lukas Wieser
Project runtime: 31.12.2017 - 31.12.2020
Research Focus:
  • Reprocity theory and practice in law
Topic:
  • Administration Law
Project leader:

Mag. Lukas Wieser (lukas.wieser@jus.sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

31.12.2017 - 31.12.2020

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
From the perspective of the individual, the provisions regulating commencement and exercise of commercial activities in the Austrian Industrial Code present themselves as encroachments on their freedom to carry on a business, which is protected by fundamental rights. As interferences with fundamental rights, they must serve certain public interests. The first step of the research project is to examine which regulatory objectives underlie the Austrian Industrial Code. In particular, the focus is on the certificate of proficiency, which represents both the central steering instrument of the Austrian Industrial Code as well as the primary entry barrier for starting a commercial activity. Building on the findings from the examination of the regulatory objectives, the constitutional conformity of the qualification system should then be analyzed in a second step.
German
Die im gewerblichen Berufsrecht normierten Antritts- und Ausübungsvorschriften stellen sich aus der Perspektive des Einzelnen als Eingriffe in dessen grundrechtlich geschützte Erwerbsfreiheit dar. Als solche müssen sie der Verfolgung bestimmter öffentlicher Interessen dienen. Im Rahmen des Forschungsprojekts wird in einem ersten Schritt untersucht, welche Regelungsziele dem gewerblichen Berufsrecht zugrunde liegen. Im Fokus steht dabei insbesondere der Befähigungsnachweis, der sowohl das zentrale Steuerungsinstrument des gewerblichen Berufsrechts, als auch die maßgebliche Antrittsschranke für die Aufnahme einer gewerblichen Tätigkeit darstellt. Auf den Erkenntnissen aus der Untersuchung der Regelungsziele aufbauend soll sodann in einem zweiten Schritt eine Analyse der Verfassungskonformität des Befähigungsnachweissystems erfolgen.
Codification in Administrative Law
Project status: Running
Faculty: Law
Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer
Project runtime: 01.06.2019 - 01.06.2021
Research Focus:
  • Fundamentals of law
Topic:
  • Administration Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Law
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer (konrad.lachmayer@jus.sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

Prof. Dr. Felix Uhlmann, University of Zurich (Projektleitung)

Project runtime:

01.06.2019 - 01.06.2021

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
General rules to enforce administrative law are part of every modern legal order. The adjective "general" refers to their applicability regardless of the specific area of the matter. They lay down the underlying principles of action, the procedure and the organisation of the authorities. They form the centrepiece of the general administrative law. Despite this key role in many legal orders, their codification varies significantly between different legal systems and legal traditions. The project aims to conduct an extensive legal comparison to which the Austrian project part will contribute an analysis and conclusions on the  Austrian manifestation of codified general administrative law. The legal basis of such rules is quite different. Which rules are codified at which level can be explained in part by tradition, but in some cases it appears rather random. The presentation will analyse which consequences arise from the different degree of codification of the general administrative law. It will develop a framework how to approach such question in a comparative perspective.
German
Allgemeine Bestimmungen zum Vollzug des Verwaltungsrechts sind Teil aller modernen Rechtsordnungen. Das Adjektiv „allgemein“ bezieht sich auf ihre Anwendbarkeit unabhängig von dem spezifischen Gegenstand der Materie. Sie legen die zugrundeliegenden Handlungsprinzipen, das Verfahren und die Organisation der Behörden fest. Diese Regeln bilden das Kernstück des allgemeinen Verwaltungsrechts. Trotz ihrer Schlüsselrolle in vielen Rechtssystemen und Rechtsordnungen, bestehen große Unterschiede im Hinblick auf ihre Kodifizierung. Das Projekt hat zum Ziel, einen umfassenden rechtlichen Vergleich vorzunehmen zu dem der österreichische Teil des Projektes die Analyse und Schlussfolgerungen zur österreichischen Ausfforumung kodifizierten Verwaltungsrechts beisteuert.
Challenges of the Constitutional State in the 21st Century
Herausforderungen der Verfassungsstaatlichkeit im 21. Jh.
Project status: Running
Faculty: Law
Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer
Project runtime: 01.01.2019 - 01.11.2020
Research Focus:
  • Reprocity theory and practice in law
Topic:
  • Constitutional Law
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer (konrad.lachmayer@jus.sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

Prof. Dr. Harald Eberhard

Project runtime:

01.01.2019 - 01.11.2020

Grants:

Verlag Österreich, constitutional thinking beyond borders

Description:

English
The Austrian constitutional state faces many challenges: rule of law dimensions of police and law enforcement, interaction with the media, changes in the organisation of the state, the independence of the judiciary etc. This research project aims to process and examine several aspects of the current challenges.
German
Zahlreiche Herausforderungen bestehen für die Verfassungsstaatlichkeit in Österreich: Rechtsstaatliche Dimensionen von Polizei und Strafverfolgung, Umgang mit den Medien, Änderungen der Staatsorganisation, Unabhängigkeit der Gerichte etc. Dieses Forschungsprojekt dient der Aufarbeitung und näheren Beleuchtung einiger ausgewählter Aspekte der aktuell bestehenden Herausforderungen.
The legal protection of environmental refugees
Der rechtliche Schutz von Umweltflüchtlingen
Project status: Running
Faculty: Law
Project leader: Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Diana zu Hohenlohe, LL.M.; Alice Pohl, LL.M., BSc
Project runtime: 01.02.2020 - 31.07.2021
Research Focus:
  • The law of the future / The future of law
Topic:
  • Law of Asylum
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Diana zu Hohenlohe, LL.M. (diana.hohenlohe@jus.sfu.ac.at); Alice Pohl, LL.M., BSc (alice.pohl@jus.sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.02.2020 - 31.07.2021

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
In view of the current climate crisis, the question arises as to how to protect so-called climate and environmental refugees. The research project examines the protection mechanisms de lege lata provided under international law and identifies necessary changes de lege ferenda.
German
In Anbetracht der virulenten Klimakrise stellt sich die Frage nach Schutzmöglichkeiten für sogenannte Klima- und Umweltflüchtlinge. Das Forschungsprojekt untersucht die völkerrechtlich gebotenen Schutzmechanismen de lege lata und zeigt notwendige Änderungen de lege ferenda auf.
Labour law proceedings
Arbeitsrechtliches Verfahren
Project status: Running
Faculty: Law
Project leader: Mag. Dominik Prankl
Project runtime: 01.03.2019 - 30.06.2021
Research Focus:
  • Reprocity theory and practice in law
Topic:
  • Labour Law
  • Civil procedural law
Project leader:

Mag. Dominik Prankl (dominik.prankl@jus.sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.03.2019 - 30.06.2021

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
Compared to the general civil proceedings under the Code of Civil Procedure (ZPO), the labour court procedure has some special characteristics which are intended to take account of the employee's need for protection (e.g. easier access to the courts through exemptions from court fees, etc.).The doctrine has so far not adequately addressed many of the issues that arise in this context.  This is partly due to the fact that neither the labour law experts nor the litigation specialists feel responsible for treating labour law proceedings as an interface issue. This gap is to be partially closed by highlighting the special features of labour court proceedings and the dovetailing with substantive law (the protection of the employee continues to have an effect during the proceedings).
German
Das arbeitsgerichtliche Verfahren weist gegenüber dem allgemeinen Zivilverfahren nach der ZPO einige Besonderheiten auf, die der Schutzbedürftigkeit des Arbeitnehmers Rechnung tragen sollen (zB Erleichterung des Zugangs zum Recht durch Gerichtsgebührenbefreiungen etc). Die Doktrin hat viele Fragestellungen, die sich idZ stellen, bislang nicht ausreichend behandelt. Dies ist ua dem Umstand geschuldet, dass sich für die Behandlung des arbeitsrechtlichen Verfahren als Schnittstellenthema weder die Arbeitsrechtlicher  noch die Prozessualisten zuständig fühlen. Diese Lücke soll zum Teil geschlossen werden, in dem die Besonderheiten des arbeitsgerichtlichen Verfahrens und die Verzahnung mit dem materiellen Recht (das arbeitsrechtliche Schutzprinzip wirkt im Prozess fort) herausgearbeitet werden.
Renumeration and inheritance law
Entgeltlichkeit und Erbrecht
Project status: Running
Faculty: Law
Project leader: Mag. Dominik Prankl
Project runtime: 01.08.2020 - 31.03.2022
Research Focus:
  • Reprocity theory and practice in law
Topic:
  • Civil Law
Project leader:

Mag. Dominik Prankl (dominik.prankl@jus.sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.08.2020 - 31.03.2022

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
Remunerated agreements concluded during the testator's lifetime between the testator and potential heirs or persons entitled to a compulsory portion raise particular questions from the point of view of inheritance law because the remunerated nature of the legal transaction means that certain instruments of inheritance law (e.g. crediting of gifts) are not or only to a restricted extent applicable. Particularly relevant in practice in this context is the question of the extent to which rights under company law to acquire shares (at a price below the market value) for potential heirs are to be classified as for payment or free of payment.
German
Entgeltliche Vereinbarungen, die zu Lebzeiten zwischen dem Verstorbenen und potenziellen Erben bzw Pflichtteilsberechtigten abgeschlossen wurden, werden in erbrechtlicher Sicht besondere Fragestellungen auf, weil die Entgeltlichkeit des Rechtsgeschäfts grundsätzlich bewirkt, dass bestimmte erbrechtliche Instrumente (zB Schenkungsanrechnung) nicht oder nur eingeschränkt Anwendung finden. Besonders praxisrelevant ist in diesem Zusammenhang die Frage, ob bzw inwiefern gesellschaftsrechtliche Aufgriffsrechte für potenzielle Erben als entgeltlich oder unentgeltlich einzuordnen sind.
Protection of Adults in International Situations
Protection of Adults in International Situations
Project status: Running
Faculty: Law
Project leader: Ass.-Prof. Dr. MMag. Florian Heindler; Prof. ord. Pietro Franzina; Richard Frimston
Project runtime: 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2020
Research Focus:
  • Comparison of legal systems
Topic:
  • Protection of adults
Project leader:

Ass.-Prof. Dr. MMag. Florian Heindler (florian.heindler@jus.sfu.ac.at); Prof. ord. Pietro Franzina (pietro.franzina@unicatt.it); Richard Frimston (Richard.Frimston@russell-cooke.co.uk

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

ELI

Project runtime:

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2020

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
In its Decision 2017/5 of 6 September 2017, the ELI Council adopted the proposal for this project to be carried out under the regular procedure in line with Article 12(2)(a) of the ELI Statute. Pietro Franzina (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy; formerly University of Ferrara, Italy), and Richard Frimston (Russell-Cooke Solicitors, UK) were appointed as Project Reporters. In 2018, the Project Team drew up a Position Paper which can be accessed here. Kindly note that the statements and recommendations contained in the paper were not approved or endorsed by any statutory body of ELI and thus should not be taken to represent an official Statement, Instrument or position of ELI.
On 21 March 2020, ELI’s Membership approved the Project Team’s final report. The outcome is an analysis on the protection of adults in international situations. Where appropriate, it includes proposals regarding such protection as well as further issues surrounding the application of the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults.  It addresses the following issues: (a) the bases and scope of the Union’s competences as regards the protection of adults in international situations; (b) the strategies that the Union should consider following in order to enhance the protection of adults in the relations between Member States; and (c) further improvements that the Union may promote with respect to the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults without making use of its external competence or its legislative powers. Such analysis and proposals are put forward in preparation for the Special Commission on the Convention that the Hague Conference on Private International Law plans to convene in 2022. The report also includes a checklist intended for practitioners, to encourage the development of private mandates within the ambit of the substantive laws of the Member States.
Strides were and will be taken to bring the text to the attention of European institutions, the institutions of Member States (and selected third countries) and relevant stakeholders. The project was already presented to Members of the European Parliament, an ELI Institutional Member and an Observer to the ELI project. The report has also recently been brought to the attention of UK Law Societies, legislators and the Ministry of Justice, as the UK parliament is presently discussing legislation on private international law due to Brexit.
Data protection: A legal comparison
Datenschutz im Rechtsvergleich
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Law
Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer
Project runtime: 01.01.2018 - 31.08.2019
Research Focus:
  • The law of the future / The future of law
Topic:
  • Data protection law
  • Comparative Law
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer (konrad.lachmayer@jus.sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.01.2018 - 31.08.2019

Grants:

Veranstaltungssponsoring durch Anwaltskanzleien

Description:

English
Despite the EU harmonisation of data protection law by the GDPR, the member states have considerable scope for regulation. The aim of the research project was to carry out a German-Austrian legal comparison regarding the constitutional foundations as well as country-specific features of the public and non-public area. Other focal points were the analysis of the different organisation of the data protection authority, media data protection and regulatory sanctions, in particular fines.
German
Trotz der unionsrechtlichen Harmonisierung des Datenschutzrechts durch die DSGVO bleiben den Mitgliedsstaaten erhebliche Regelungsspielräume. Ziel des Fortschungsprojektes war ein deutsch-österreichischer Rechtsvergleich im Hinblick auf die verfassungsrechtlichen Grundlagen ebenso wie länderspezifischen Besonderheiten des öffentlichen und des nicht-öffentlichen Bereichs. Weitere Schwerpunkte bestanden in der Analyse der unterschiedlichen Organisation der Datenschutzbehörde, beim Mediendatenschutz und den aufsichtsbehördenlichen Sanktionen, insbesondere Bußgeldern.
Constitutional framework of the pandemic
Verfassungsrechtliche Rahmenbedingung der Pandemie
Project status: Running
Faculty: Law
Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer
Project runtime: 01.03.2020 - 31.10.2021
Research Focus:
  • Health and Law
Topic:
  • Constitutional Law
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer (konrad.lachmayer@jus.sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.03.2020 - 31.10.2021

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly posed extraordinary challenges to countries worldwide. In Austria too, a variety of measures - from hygiene rules and ban on public events to the restriction of reasons for people to leave theirs houses- have been taken to control the spread of the virus. Many of these measures have received severe criticism from legal professionals. The focus was on constitutional issues related to the proportionality of the restrictions or the required legal certainty of the legal provisions. The research project serves to process the various measures already (and yet to be) taken during the crisis and their constitutional framework.
German
Der Ausbruch der COVID-19 Pandemie stellte Staaten weltweit innerhalb kurzer Zeit vor außergewöhnliche Herausforderungen. Auch in Österreich wurden vielfältige Maßnahmen - von Hygieneregeln über Veranstaltungsverboten bis hin zu umfangreichen Ausgangsbeschränkungen - ergriffen um der Verbreitung des Virus entgegenzuwirken. Viele dieser Maßnahmen erfuhren zum Teil heftige Kritik von Jurist*innen. Im Fokus standen dabei insbesondere verfassungsrechtliche Fragen im Zusammenhang mit der Verhältnismäßigkeit der Einschränkungen oder der gebotenen Bestimmtheit der gesetzlichen Bestimmungen. Das Forschungsprojekt dient der Aufarbeitung der verschiedenen in den Zeiten der Krise getroffenen (und noch zu treffenden) Maßnahmen und deren verfassungsrechtlicher Rahmenbedingungen.
The rule of law ramework for exemption clauses
Rechtsstaatliche Rahmenbedingungen von Ausnahmebestimmungen
Project status: Running
Faculty: Law
Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer
Project runtime: 01.11.2019 - 31.12.2020
Research Focus:
  • Fundamentals of law
Topic:
  • Constitutional Law
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer (konrad.lachmayer@jus.sfu.ac.at

Project team:

Mag.a Susanne Gstöttner (susanne.gstoettner@jus.sfu.ac.at

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.11.2019 - 31.12.2020

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
Our legal system knows many different types of exemption clauses in all areas of law. They allow for deviations from the law within  specific substantive, temporal and other limits of the clause. However, the exempted area by no means exists in a legal vacuum. On the contrary, legal provisions apply in principle. Only those specific sets of rules can be deviated from, that are specified by the law and subsequently by the competent authorities and comply with the stipulated criteria. When establishing a legal exemption model the higher-ranking legal framework is of particular importance. This includes general conditions relating to the rule of law and fundamental rights, that cannot be modified by an exemption clause in a statutory law. This research project aims to establish the legal framework for exemption clauses and to demonstrate their limits.
German
Die Rechtordnungen kennt Ausnahmebestimmungen in den unterschiedlichsten Formen und in allen Rechtsbereichen. Sie lassen innerhalb der spezifischen zeitlichen, inhaltlichen oder sonstigen Schranken Abweichungen von der Rechtsordnung zu. Ein derartiger Ausnahmeraum ist aber nicht als rechtsfreier Raum zu verstehen. Im Gegenteil, auch dort kommen die gesetzlichen Vorschriften im Grundsatz zur Anwendung. Nur von jenen spezifischen Regelungen, von denen gesetzlich und in weiterer Folge behördlich eine Abweichung vorgesehen wird, kann unter den vorgegebenen Kriterien abgewichen werden. Bei der Erstellung eines rechtlichen Ausnahmekonzepts kommt den höherrangigen rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen besondere Bedeutung zu. Damit angesprochen sind insbesondere rechtsstaatliche und grundrechtliche Rahmenbedingungen, die durch ein einfachgesetzliches Ausnahmekonzept nicht geändert werden können. Des Forschungsprojektes möchte die rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen für Ausnahmeregelungen herausarbeiten und dabei auch ihre Grenzen aufzeigen.
Fundamental rights knowledge in Austria
Grundrechtswissen in Österreich
Project status: Running
Faculty: Law
Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer
Project runtime: 01.10.2017 - 28.08.2020
Research Focus:
  • Fundamentals of law
Topic:
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Empirical Analysis
  • Interfaces of Law - Man - Science
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer (konrad.lachmayer@jus.sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

Robert Rothmann, MA; constitutional thinking beyond borders

Project runtime:

01.10.2017 - 28.08.2020

Grants:

constitutional thinking beyond borders

Description:

English
Fundamental rights form a key pillar of a democratic constitutional state. The constitution grants subjective rights to individuals. However, in order to assert those rights, one needs to know them in the first place. Despite the crucial importance of fundamental rights, the knowledge of the Austrian population on this subject has not been subject of empirical legal studies. The objective of this research project is to close this gap and collect empirical data on the knowledge of Austrians about their fundamental rights. On this basis a reflection on possible deficits of the Austrian fundamental rights education becomes possible and potential for future developments and improvements can be illustrated.
German
Grundrechte bilden eine zentrale Säule des demokratischen Rechtsstaates.  Dem*der Einzelnen werden in Verfassungsrang subjektive Rechte eingeräumt. Die Möglichkeit die eigenen Rechte geltend zu machen setzt zunächst voraus, diese auch zu kennen. Trotz der fundamentalen Bedeutung der Grundrechte ist das Wissen der österreichischen Bevölkerung zu diesem Thema jedoch bisher nicht Gegenstand rechtsempirischer Untersuchungen. Das gegenständliche Forschungsprojekt bemüht sich diese Lücke zu schließen und empirische Daten über das Wissen der Österreicher*innen über ihre Grundrechte zu sammeln. Auf dieser Grundlage besteht die Möglichkeit über mögliche Defizite der österreichischen Grundrechtsbildung und -vermittlung zu reflektieren und Potential für zukünftige Entwicklungen und Verbesserung aufzuzeigen.
Third Mission Lehre
Third mission teaching
Project status: Running
Faculty: Law
Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer
Project runtime: 01.05.2020 - 01.06.2021
Research Focus:
  • Science Research
Topic:
  • Research framework conditions
  • Didactics of law
  • Transfer of knowledge
  • Interfaces of Law - Man - Science
  • Academic institutions
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Lachmayer (konrad.lachmayer@jus.sfu.ac.at

Project team:

Mag.a Susanne Gstöttner (susanne.gstoettner@jus.sfu.ac.at

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.05.2020 - 01.06.2021

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
The so-called third mission (with regard to society) is becoming more and more important for universities. The focus is on transmitting knowledge to a broader society through researchers (university goes public) and involving society in the research (citizen science). This research project takes on the task of integrating society into research by providing a scientific analysis and developing and implementing didactic concepts. Specifically, students will revise what they have learned and improve the learning outcome through the transformation of the acquired knowledge for society. In addition, the various projects implemented help prepare legal topics for the interested general public and make them publicly available (in the context of exhibitions or online).
German
Für Universitäten wird die sog. Third Mission (in Hinblick auf die Gesellschaft) immer wichtiger. Im Vordergrund steht dabei die Vermittlung von Wissen an eine breite Gesellschaft durch Forscher*innen (University goes public) und die Involvierung der Gesellschaft in der Forschung (Citizen Science). Dieses Forschungsprojekt macht das Thema der Integration der Gesellschaft durch die nähere die wissenschaftliche Beleuchtung und die Ausarbeitung und Umsetzung didaktischer Konzepte fruchtbar. Konkret sollen Studierende durch die Transformation ihrer Lerninhalte für die Gesellschaft ihren eigenen Lernstoff nochmals erarbeiten und damit besser erlernen. Zudem sollen die verschiedenen umgesetzten Projekte dazu beitragen rechtliche Themen für die interessierte Allgemeinheit aufzubereiten und öffentlich (im Rahmen von Ausstellungen oder online) verfügbar machen.
Theory, Practices and Consequences of Operative Psychology
Theorie, Praxis und Konsequenzen der Operativen Psychologie
Project status: Running
Faculty: Psychology
Project leader: Ass.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Wieser
Project runtime: 01.07.2020 - 30.06.2023
Research Focus:
  • Psychology and History
Topic:
  • History of psychology in social and political contexts
Project leader:

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Wieser (martin.wieser@sfu-berlin.de

Project team:

Dr. Nikolai Okunew; Charlotta Sippel, MSc.; Prof. Dr. David Becker (david.becker@sfu-berlin.de

Cooperation partners:

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Psychoanalyse und Psychotherapie e. V., Berlin; BÜRGERBÜRO e. V. Verein zur Aufarbeitung von Folgeschäden der SED-Diktatur; Gegenwind – Beratungsstelle für politisch Traumatisierte der DDR-Diktatur; Union der Opferverbände Kommunistischer Gewaltherrschaft; Universität Potsdam, Prof. Robert Seckler; Universität Zürich, Prof. Andreas Maercker; Institut für Medien- und Digitaljournalismus der SFU Berlin, Prof. Detlef Gwosc

Project runtime:

01.07.2020 - 30.06.2023

Grants:

Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF), Projektnr. P 33103

Description:

English
This project sheds light on the history, theory and consequences of "operative psychology", a branch of applied psychology developed and taught at the at the Juridical High School in Potsdam, which belonged to the Ministry of State Security of the GDR, from 1965 to 1990. Using methods from the history of science as well as approaches from empirical social research, a team of science historians and psychologists reconstructs the contribution of psychological knowledge to political repression in the GDR, but also the psychosocial consequences that can be traced to the present day.
German
Dieses Projekt beleuchtet die Geschichte, Theorie und Konsequenzen der "Operativen Psychologie", einem Zweig der angewandten Psychologie, der im Ministerium für Staatssicherheit der DDR von 1965 bis 1990 an der Juristischen Hochschule in Potsdam entwickelt und gelehrt wurde. Mittels wissenschaftshistorischer Methoden sowie Ansätzen der empirischen Sozialforschung beleuchtet ein Team aus Wissenschaftshistoriker*innen und Psycholog*innen den Beitrag der Psychologie zur politischen Repression in der DDR, aber auch die psychosozialen Folgen, die sich bis in die Gegenwart verfolgen lassen.
Understand_ELSED: Public perception of the ethical, legal and socio-economic dimensions of the COVID-19 outbreak
Understand_ELSED: Die öffentliche Wahrnehmung der ethischen, rechtlichen und sozio-ökonomischen Dimensionen des COVID-19-Ausbruchs
Project status: Running
Faculty: Psychology
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Meike Watzlawik
Project runtime: 01.06.2020 - 30.11.2021
Research Focus:
  • Psychology of social and cultural change
Topic:
  • Psychological research on crises and pandemics
Project leader:

Prof. Dr. Meike Watzlawik (meike.watzlawik@sfu-berlin.de

Project team:
Cooperation partners:

-

Project runtime:

01.06.2020 - 30.11.2021

Grants:

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Deutschland

Description:

English
In this rapid response research project, we use a mixed-methods approach to document, preserve, and share ephemeral data on the social dimensions of an emergent outbreak, and to translate this knowledge into tangible countermeasures that can aid in minimizing the negative impacts of the disease on individuals and communities. Our mixed-methods approach includes (1) a national, representative, longitudinal/repeated measures survey of up to 1,050 German households (30,000 households contacted, est. response rate 3.5%), (2) follow-up interviews across Germany (n = 90 over three intervals) to gain additional details, (3) a diary method to understand the nuances of everyday life under dramatically new conditions, (4) an online ethnography on Twitter to understand how a range of public health and affective content is received and communicated by diverse audiences (5) content analysis of mainstream media and public health releases. This approach will help us to understand a range of research questions covering the ethical, legal and socio-economic dimensions of the COVID-19 outbreak, including how individuals and communities perceive risks and protective behaviours related to COVID-19 with regards to individual human rights, pro-social ethical duties and their own socio-economic situations; how public understandings of the disease evolve as a result of information production, reception and internalisation processes; how these vary across diverse populations and demographics; and how German citizens are experiencing stigmatization and negative outcomes. Understanding these aspects will inform discussions pertaining to what local knowledge can be mobilized to help respond and facilitate German citizens who seek to contribute, and how pro-social behaviours can be fostered.
Tako-Tsubo syndrome: stress-induced cardiomyopathy in Austria
Tako-Tsubo Syndrom: Stress-induzierte Kardiomyopathie in Österreich
Project status: Running
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Univ. Prof.in Dr.in Jutta Fiegl
Project runtime: 01.05.2018 - 31.12.2020
Research Focus:
  • Clinical Research
Topic:
  • Psychosomatics
Project leader:

Univ. Prof.in Dr.in Jutta Fiegl (jutta.fiegl@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

Eva Wimmer, MA (eva.wimmer@sfu.ac.at

Cooperation partners:

Prof. Dr. Kurt Huber/SFU Med

Project runtime:

01.05.2018 - 31.12.2020

Grants:

Keine

Description:

English
Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is a heart disease with symptoms similar to acute myocardial infarction, which is often triggered by acute or chronic stress. The TTS has been systematically examined in Austria as part of a prospective study since 2013. The SFU Vienna Institute for Qualitative Psychotherapy Research has also been involved in the study since 2018.
All patients diagnosed with TTS at the Wilhelminenspital Vienna since 2006 are invited to participate in the study. Qualitative interviews are conducted with the patient in order to be able to describe psychosocial stress and biographical influences on a subjective level. The project serves to better understand the rare and complex disease and to establish starting points for psychotherapeutic interventions in the clinical setting and beyond.
German
Beim Takotsubo-Syndrom (TTS) handelt es sich um eine dem aktuen Myokardinfarkt ähnliche, häufig durch akuten oder chronischen Stress ausgelöste Herzerkrankung. Das TTS wird in Österreich im Rahmen einer prospektiven Studie seit 2013 systematisch untersucht. Seit 2018 ist auch das Institut für Qualitative Psychotherapieforschung der SFU Wien an der Studie beteiligt.
Alle seit 2006 im Wilhelminenspital Wien mit TTS diagnostizierten PatientInnen werden eingeladen, an der Studie teilzunehmen. Mit der PatientInnen werden qualitative Interviews geführt, um psychosoziale Belastungen und biografische Einflüsse auf subjektiver Ebene beschreiben zu können. Das Projekt dient dem besseren Verständnis der seltenen und komplexen Erkrankung sowie der Etablierung von Ansatzpunkten psychotherapeutischer Interventionen im klinischen Setting und darüber hinaus.
Psychotherapeutic care during the Corona pandemic: An evaluation of the digital therapy offered by the outpatient clinic of the Sigmund Freud Private University
Psychotherapeutische Versorgung in Zeiten der Corona Pandemie: eine Evaluation der digitalen Therapieangebote der Ambulanz an der Sigmund FreudPrivatuniversität Wien
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: MMag.a Lisa Winter
Project runtime: 03.05.2020 - 31.08.2020
Research Focus:
  • Psychotherapy and Society
  • Quality Management
Topic:
  • Psychopathology and Society
Project leader:

MMag.a Lisa Winter (lisa.winter@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

Paul Rach (info@rachpaul.com); Catherine Dapeci (catherine.dapeci@sfu.ac.at

Cooperation partners:

Prof., Christiane, Eichenberg/Sigmund Freud PrivatUniversität

Project runtime:

03.05.2020 - 31.08.2020

Grants:

Antragsprüfung läuft

Description:

English
We would like to find out how the psychotherapeutic treatment of the outpatient clinic was perceived while the Covid-19 social distancing measures were in place. There was a change from the usual treatment in the outpatient clinic to treatment via telephone or online. Once the measures were lifted, the therapists and patients returned to the clinic and treatment resumed as normal.  We would like to invite patients and therapists to reflect on this time with our questions. The survey aims to assess the patient’s experience at three points in time: in the initial familiar psychotherapeutic environment of the outpatient clinic, in the new therapeutic environment via telephone or online, and once again in the familiar therapy room.The university's helpline will be also be evaluated in an additional survey.
German
Wir möchten herausfinden, wie die psychotherapeutische Behandlung der Ambulanz in der Zeit der Maßnahmen zur Covid-19 wahrgenommen wurde. Es fand ein Wechsel von dem gewohnten Umständen in der psychotherapeutischen Ambulanz zur Behandlung via Telefon oder Online-Therapie statt. Nach den Maßnahmen kehrten die Therapeuten und Patienten wieder in die gewohnte Form zurück. Wir möchten die Patienten und Therapeuten mit unseren Fragen dazu auffordern, sich diese Zeit noch einmal zu erinnern. Die Befragung möchte das Befinden zu drei Zeitpunkten erheben, einmal in der gewohnten Umgebung in der psychotherapeutischen Ambulanz, einmal in der neuen Kommunikation per Telefon oder Online-Therapie und einmal wieder im gewohnten Therapieraum.Zusätzlich wird die Helpline der Universität mit einer zusätzlichen Befragung evaluiert.
Anthropogenic climate change and multisensory virtual reality
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychology
Project leader: Rosita Borlimi, PhD
Project runtime: 01.09.2019 - 31.12.2020
Research Focus:
  • Cognitive Psychology
Topic:
  • Virtual Reality
Project leader:

Rosita Borlimi, PhD (r.borlimi@milano-sfu.it

Project team:

Greta Riboli, MSc (g.riboli@milano-sfu.it); Mattia Nese, MSc (m.nese@milano-sfu.it); Prof. Gianni Brighetti (g.brighetti@milano-sfu.it

Cooperation partners:

Università Politecnica delle Marche

Project runtime:

01.09.2019 - 31.12.2020

Grants:

None

Description:

English
There is wide consensus among scientists that human activities have contributed to warm the planet over the past 50 years (Tranter & Booth, 2015). However, a significant part of the population denies the reality of anthropogenic climate change and is therefore not motivated to undertake the necessary change in their behaviour towards more sustainable lifestyles (Trischler, 2016). In order to overcome this issue, new approaches for measuring and promoting sustainability should be tested. Multisensory virtual reality (VR) can be used for this purpose given its possibility to create immersive scenarios in which people build knowledge through unmediated sensory information instead of higher order linguistic information (Ragan et. al., 2012; Markowitz et al., 2018). This embodied approach could also contribute to increase the psycho-emotional proximity to the experienced event (Blascovich and Bailenson, 2011). In the present study, a novel approach for the promotion of knowledge and attitude change towards climate change will be proposed. Two immersive 360 videos showing realistic future scenarios negatively affected by global warming. The first aim of the study is to test the use of a multisensory VR as a tool for promoting knowledge about climate change and shortening the psychological distance from this topic. The second aim is to investigate the relationship between the implicit cognition about sustainability and emotional arousal of participants while exposed to multisensory VR experience representing future scenarios affected by climate change.
Interoception in eating disorders
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychology
Project leader: Rosita Borlimi, PhD
Project runtime: 01.10.2017 - 31.12.2020
Research Focus:
  • Clinical Psychology
Topic:
  • Psychophysiology
  • Eating Disorders
Project leader:

Rosita Borlimi, PhD (r.borlimi@milano-sfu.it

Project team:

Prof. Gianni Brighetti (g.brighetti@milano-sfu.it); Greta Riboli, MSc (g.riboli@milano-sfu.it); Mattia Nese, MSc (m.nese@milano-sfu.it

Cooperation partners:

None

Project runtime:

01.10.2017 - 31.12.2020

Grants:

None

Description:

English
Interoception is fundamental to support the homeostatic mechanisms that regulate motivational behaviours and feelings. There is growing evidence of interoceptive deficits in patients with eating disorders. This project aims to investigate the relationship between several psychological constructs (e.g. drive for thinness, dietary restraint) and interoception using a variety of psychological tasks and supporting the evidence using psychophysiological measures (e.g. electrodermal activity).
Questionnaire on behaviour in an emergency situation (COVID-19)
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychology
Project leader: Rosita Borlimi, PhD
Project runtime: 08.03.2020 - 31.12.2020
Research Focus:
  • Health Psychology
  • Social Psychology
Topic:
  • Everyday life
Project leader:

Rosita Borlimi, PhD (r.borlimi@milano-sfu.it

Project team:

Greta Riboli, MSc (g.riboli@milano-sfu.it); Mattia Nese, MSc (m.nese@milano-sfu.it); Prof. Gianni Brighetti (g.brighetti@milano-sfu.it

Cooperation partners:

None

Project runtime:

08.03.2020 - 31.12.2020

Grants:

None

Description:

English
Unprecedented community containment measures were taken following the recent outbreak of COVID-19. The aim of the project is to explore the impact of the outbreak and the containment measures on citizens by means of online surveys. Within this context, several psychological variables will be taken into consideration in order to build models of people's psychological functioning and to predict future behaviour.
Childhood neglect and its consequences on young adults health
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychology
Project leader: Greta Riboli, MSc
Project runtime: 01.09.2018 - 31.12.2020
Research Focus:
  • Developmental Psychology; Developmental Psychopathology, Child- and Adolescent Psychology
Topic:
  • resilience
Project leader:

Greta Riboli, MSc (g.riboli@milano-sfu.it

Project team:

Prof. Gianni Brighetti (g.brighetti@milano-sfu.it); Rosita Borlimi, Phd (r.borlimi@milano-sfu.it); Mattia Nese, MSc (m.nese@milano-sfu.it

Cooperation partners:

None

Project runtime:

01.09.2018 - 31.12.2020

Grants:

None

Description:

English
Childhood neglect (CN) is one of the most widespread type of child maltreatment. CN can generate several consequences (e.g. depression, anxiety) throughout adolescence and adulthood. Maternal and paternal neglect may cause different pathological outcomes in development. Children who experienced CN tend to use specific maladaptive strategies of emotional regulation, including rumination. This project aims to investigate the connection between maternal and paternal neglect and repetitive thoughts (i.e. depressive and anger rumination).
e-Health in clinical settings: new tools for remote psychological assessment
Project status: Running
Faculty: Psychology
Project leader: Mattia Nese, MSc
Project runtime: 01.09.2018 - 31.12.2021
Research Focus:
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
Topic:
  • Mental Health
  • Psychophysiology
Project leader:

Mattia Nese, MSc (m.nese@milano-sfu.it

Project team:

Prof. Gianni Brighetti (g.brighetti@milano-sfu.it); Rosita Borlimi, PhD (r.borlimi@milano-sfu.it); Greta Riboli, MSc (g.riboli@milano-sfu.it

Cooperation partners:

None

Project runtime:

01.09.2018 - 31.12.2021

Grants:

None

Description:

English
Electronic devices (such as mobile phones) can be used as a support for mental health practices. The advantages of using this technology in clinical settings are multiple, from the remote acquisition of data using self-report questionnaires to the recording of psychophysiological data through biosensors (e.g pulse rate, heart rate variability, sleep cycles monitoring). All these data can be used to build home-based models of health care with a significant reduction of costs and an increase of their efficacy (Kumar et al., 2013).Moreover, mobile applications can be used also to deliver self-administered interventions for the management of negative mental and physical states (e.g. guided mindfulness-based exercises, psychoeducational contents). The aim of this project is to implement new technologies into existing health care services and thus to simplify the current practices by means of: (1) computerized questionnaires and tasks and fully automated scoring procedures for psychological assessments; (2) mobile applications for the collection of time series which can be used to build personalized temporal network of functioning possibly able to predict the evolution of symptoms over time.