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Mag. Judith Schoßböck

Wing J, 1. Floor, Room 1.102
+43 (0)2732 893-2309
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Donau-Universität Krems
Zentrum E-Government
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
A-3500 Krems

Short Biography
Judith Schoßböck is a research fellow at the Centre for E-Governance at Danube University Krems, Austria and managing editor of the open access eJournal JeDEM ( Among her research interests are online participation and activism, open government and open access, digital literacy, the social effets of ICTs and occasionally cyber utopia or dystopia. She was involved in a study on the internet skills of the 14 years old youth in Austria, the development of a youth participation platform on which four European countries cooperated and a project researching electronic identification in online participation. In 2016, she won a scholarship from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (HK PhD Fellowship Award) and is currently on study leave.

Activities and Projects at Danube University

  • Managing editor: (eJournal for eDemocracy and Open Government)
  • KIRAS project: ePartizipation (BMVIT, Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology)
  • KIRAS project: Multi-functional e-card app (BMVIT, Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology)
  • OurSpace - The Virtual Youth Space (European Commission, EC-FP7, ICT)
  • Internet & Society Co:llaboratory Austria; participation in the expert group and conceptualisation of the publication "Netzpolitik in Österreich ("Internet Politics in Austria")
  • Evaluation of Open Government Data activities in the City of Vienna
  • Internet competence study of young people in Austria (Danube University Krems, ICT&S Center University Salzburg, Democracy Centre Vienna)
  • E-Learning for E-Government (Donau-Universität Krems, Stadt Wien)
  • Co-organisator: CEDEM - Conference for eDemocracy and Open Government (Danube University Krems)

Introduction to academic work and tutor (Course modul "Management and IT")

Selected Publications and Research Activities at Danube University
Please see the Research Data Base

Other Activities

  • Co-director of the scientific symposium (Festival for Digital Arts and Culture, Vienna)
  • Member of the Interdisciplinary Internet Research Group at the University of Vienna
  • Co-organisation of the summer school “ICT4Democracy”, New Delhi (India, March 2014)
  • Further training and seminars at Danube University: PCM (Process Communication Model), research methods, scientific publishing, journalism (narrative journalism, journalistic research).

Professional Practice and Education

  • Since 11/2009: Research Fellow, Danube University Krems
  • 03/2009 - 07/2009: Teaching Internship, ELTE University Budapest
  • 04/2006 - 03/2009: Assistant, Institute for Children's Literature Vienna
  • 10/2000 - 03/2009: Master in Communication Studies, German Studies and German as a Foreign Language, University of Vienna
  • 09/2005 - 04/2006: Erasmus programme, King's College London