Heiko Prange-Gstöhl

Dr. Heiko Prange-Gstöhl

Senior Associate Researcher


Heiko is IES associated researcher since December 2017. Since 2004 he has been working in various functions in the European Commission’s Research and Innovation DG. He is currently co-authoring a book on the future of the EU’s long-term budget, and is working on EU international S&T cooperation, incl. science diplomacy. During the summer term 2018, he was a visiting lecturer at the University of Liechtenstein teaching on the EU's multiple crises. Heiko previously was a senior researcher in comparative political science at the Technical University Munich (as member of the DFG´s Special Research Center 536 "Reflexive Modernisation"), a visiting lecturer in International Politics at Humboldt-University Berlin, a senior researcher in European economic integration at the Liechtenstein-Institut, and a researcher in international political science at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. He holds a diploma in Economics from Bremen University, a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and a Habilitation in Political Science (Dr. habil.) from the Technical University Munich.


The politics of the EU´s long-term budget; EU science, research and innovation policies; EU external governance

Recent publications:

___ (2018) “The External Engagement of the European Union in Science and Research: Towards EU Science Diplomacy?”, in: Chad DAMRO/Sieglinde GSTŐHL and Simon SCHUNZ (eds.), The European Union’s Evolving External Engagement: Towards New Sectoral Diplomacies?, Abingdon, Routledge, pp. 153-172.

___ (2017) “The Future of the EU Budget – Perspectives for the Funding of Growth-Oriented Policies post-2020”, SIEPS Policy Brief 2017:6 (with Robert Kaiser).

___ (2017) “Multilevel Systems of Innovation”, in: Elias G. CARAYANNIS (ed.), Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, New York, Springer (2nd edition), doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-6616-1_311-2 (with Robert Kaiser).

___ (2016) “In der Realität angekommen: Warum die EU mit ihrem Mehrjährigen Finanzrahmen an einer zukunftsorientierten Wachstumspolitik gescheitert ist”, in: Integration, 4/2016, pp. 304-318 (with Robert Kaiser).

___ (2016) “Eroding societal trust: a game-changer for EU policies and institutions?”, in: Innovation – The European Journal of Social Science Research, 29(4), pp. 375-392.