Prof. Dr.in Ulrike Guérot is the director of the Department for European Politics and the Study of Democracy at Danube-University Krems and acts as the principal investigator of the project REGIOPARL. She has more than 25 years of experiences in political consultancy and academia working in leading positions for different European think tanks. In addition, she has taught and conducted research at universities in both Europe and the United States. With the concept of a European Republic, Ulrike Guérot advocates for a thorough democratization of the European Union as well as to upgrade the positions of regions within the institutional structure of the EU. Before becoming professor at Danube University, she co-founded the European Democracy Lab to promote these goals.

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