Jean Monnet Science Award for European Law

The Austrian Society for European Law (ÖGER) is an association founded in 1988 for the scientific monitoring and commentary of European legal developments from an Austrian perspective. In 1999, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Jean Monnet's death, the Jean Monnet Science Prize for European Law was awarded for the first time in memory of and to promote research in European law in Austria.

For the year 2021, ÖGER announces the Jean Monnet Science Award for European Law for the 21st time.

The Jean Monnet Science Prize for European Law is awarded for dissertations in law with a focus on formal or substantive European law, which were approved at an Austrian university in the period from April 30, 2020 to April 30, 2021. The work must neither have been published nor promised to third parties for publication.
The prize is endowed with EUR 2,000 in 2021 and the publication of the dissertation by the Neue Wissenschaftliche Verlag NWV. An agreement to print the work within one year and the promise of any necessary adaptations are prerequisites for the award.

Applications must be submitted by e-mail to Sabine Hagen (sabine.hagen [AT] univie.ac.at) by May 31, 2021. In addition to the dissertation itself, the application must include a short summary of the work (maximum 4 pages), the dissertation reviews, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of publication within one year of the award. Preferably, all application documents should be combined into a single PDF.
The award will be made by a selection committee appointed by the Board of the Austrian Society for European Law. The decision of the commission is made without recourse to legal action.

Award winner

Sorry, further information about the award winners is only available in German language.


2021 - Dr. Johannes Safron


2020 - Dr. Marcus Schinnerl


2018 - Dr. Martin Miernicki, BA, BSc


2017 - Dr. Marcus W.A. Sonnberger


2016 - Dr. Nicole Daniel, LL.B., LL.M.


2015 - Dr. Karoline Spies


2014 - Dr. Lisa Paterno


2013 - Dr. Anna-Zoe Steiner


2011 - Dr. Marie-Therese Richter, BA


2010 - Dr. Sergio Materazzi, LL.M.


2009 - Dr. Martina Hohensinn


2008 - Dr. Thomas Garber


2006 - Dr. Karl H. Mumelter


2005 - Dr. Manuela Postl


2004 - Mag.Dr. Patrick Eixelsberger


2003 - Dr. Klaus Famira


2002 - Dr. Günter Herzig


2001 - Dr. Friedrike Philipp


2000 - Dr. Evelyn Pellissetti


1999 - Dr. Walter Obwexer, Dr. Michael Fruhmann, Dr. Herbert Rack