On 29 September, Rainer Bauböck, former professor of Social and Political Theory at the EUI and Co-Director of the Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT) and Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre, EUI has been awarded the 2023 ‘City of Vienna Prize in Humanities and Social Sciences’. All award winners are recommended by independent, regularly changing expert juries.
The jury report, recommending Prof. Bauböck, states that he “is a world-renowned citizenship researcher and democratic theorist.” The city recognised his contribution to “normative political theory, European integration, migration, nationalisms and minority rights” and the fact that he has been a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences since 2013. The report highlights further that “his involvement in policy advice regarding citizenship issues and migration shows the high practical relevance of his work.”
“The unique diversity of great artists, cultural mediators and scientists who work in this city plays a large part in making Vienna this metropolis that shines out into the world,” emphasises City Councilor for Culture and Science Veronica Kaup-Hasler.
The ‘City of Vienna Prizes’ are awarded annually for outstanding achievements in the fields of architecture, fine arts, literature, music, journalism, science and popular education. Established in 1947, the award honours previous artistic and scientific work and highlights the importance of Vienna as a lively place for science, art and popular education. The award ceremony will take place in spring 2024.
Find more information (in German) here.