Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil. Florian Bieber holds the Jean Monnet Chair in the Europeanisation of Southeastern Europe (SEEinEU), supported by the European Union, from 2019 to 2022. During this period, the offer of university courses dealing with EU-integration of Southeast European countries is further enhanced, and there are increased activities in research and science-to-public events.
Florian Bieber is Professor of Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz, where he directs the Centre for Southeast European Studies (CSEES). He is a political scientist and historian working on ethnicity, democracy, and nationalism in the region. Florian Bieber is director of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG), and editor of the book series Southeast European Studies (Routledge). Currently, he is also the speaker of the Field of Excellence Dimensions of Europeanization at the University of Graz.