Innovative Constitutionalism


Associated Researcher

Associated Researcher

Associated Researcher


Regulating innovation and the political arena.

We want to outline the constitutional framework for certain innovative projects. We do not attempt to give the one right answer how innovation ought to be regulated. Instead, we aim to find where the boundaries lie for a whole range of solutions that are consistent with the constitution.

To be consistent with the constitution, rules on innovation need to be adopted in the proper democratic procedure. They must be sufficiently clear, the courts must be able to check whether the rules comply with the constitution, and the rules must not breach any fundamental rights.

At the same time, certain innovative products and services have the potential to change how the political arena works and what is considered a timely and “innovative” constitution.

In the Innovative Constitutionalism working group, we work on both the framework that the constitution provides for innovations, and the effect of innovations on the constitution itself.

The group is led by Iris Eisenberger, Professor of Public Law and European Economic Law at the University of Graz.

Current projects involve the integration of embodied artificial intelligence into healthcare and society and the digitalization processes within asylum procedures.