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Susanne Fraczek

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Senior Researcher and Senior Project Manager, Head of Department
+43 (1) 4277 27436
Freyung 6 (Schottenhof), 1. Stiege II, A-1010 Wien

Curriculum Vitae

Key competences

  • Research on EU enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy
  • Comprehensive project management of EU funded projects on an international level: project acquisition, project design, monitoring of implementation, quality control, reporting, budgeting and financial management, logistics, auditing and self-evaluation, project follow-up (focus: EU Twinning projects)
  • Setting up and coordinating multinational teams of experts from various backgrounds (public administrations, civil society, academia)
  • Cooperation with EU institutions as well as national authorities
  • Team management, strategic and operational planning, resource management, communication, knowledge management

Work experience

  • Researcher / Project Manager (since 03/2003) and Head of Department European Neighbourhood and Integration Policy (since 05/2008) at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights
  • Court trainee at the Higher Regional Court Vienna
  • Seminar coordinator at the Austrian Red Cross/ACCORD (Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation)
  • Workshop assistant at the Austrian Research Foundation for Development Aid (ÖFSE)/ACCORD
  • Library assistant at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna


  • Master's degree in Law, University of Vienna
  • Master's degree in Political Science and English, University of Vienna
  • Erasmus student of Political Science at the University of Huddersfield, UK



  • Fraczek, Susanne: „Das Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte (BIM) und sein Engagement in der Heranführungspolitik". In: Nova & Varia - Zeitschrift des Juristenverbandes, 1/2006, p. 28-31.
  • Fraczek, Susanne: Interkulturalität und Diversität in der EU Heranführungspolitik: das Instrument Twinning im Spiegel des Europäischen Jahres des interkulturellen Dialogs 2008. Wien 2008 (Master thesis).
  • Fraczek, Susanne: „Human Rights and the European Enlargement Policy“. In: Nowak, Manfred (ed.): Vienna Manual on Human Rights, Vienna 2012, p. 204-209.
  • Fraczek, Susanne / Huszka, Beáta / Hüttner, Claudia / Körtvélyesi, Zsolt / Majtényi, Balázs, Romsics, Gergely: Report on mapping, analysing and implementing foreign policy instruments in human rights promotion. Work Package No. 6  - Deliverable No. 1 of the FRAME project. 2015.
  • Fraczek, Susanne / Huszka, Beáta / Körtvélyesi, Zsolt: The role of human rights in the EU’s external action in the Western Balkans and Turkey. Work Package No. 6 – Deliverable No. 2 of the FRAME project. 2016.
  • Fraczek, Susanne / Schindlauer, Dieter: „Twinning in Action oder: Im Sternbild der Zwillinge. Ein satirisches Dramolett in drei Akten“. In: Hladschik, Patricia / Steinert, Fiona [eds.]: Menschenrechten Gestalt und Wirksamkeit verleihen. Making Human Rights Work. Festschrift für Manfred Nowak und Hannes Tretter. Vienna ; Graz: nwv, 2019. p. 247-261.