Research and Migration Law

Julia Rutz
Head, Research and Migration Law Unit
Julia Rutz is the head of unit and responsible for implementing the National Contact Point Austria within the European Migration Network. Prior to her assignment with IOM, she was a lecturer at the degree programme International and European Law at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. In addition to foreign assignments for several years with EUPOL COPPS in Palestine and the OSCE in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Julia Rutz conducted many trainings and consultations in the area of Human Rights. Her background is composed of Legal Studies as well as practical work as a lawyer at an international law firm.

Phone: +43 (0) 1585 33 22 11
Fax: +43 (0) 1585 33 22 30
E-mail: jrutz@iom.int

 

Saskia Heilemann (née Koppenberg)
Focal Point for Statistics
Research Associate,
Deputy Head of Unit
Within the framework of the National Contact Point Austria in the European Migration Network, Saskia Heilemann is responsible for conducting studies and reports in the field of migration and asylum. Moreover, she is IOM Vienna's Statistics Focal Point. Prior to her assignment with IOM Vienna, Saskia Heilemann worked as Programme Support Officer at IOM Cairo. She graduated in International Development from the University of Vienna.

Phone: +43 1 585 33 22 29
Fax: +43 1 585 33 22 30
E-mail: sheilemann@iom.int

 

Özlem Cansu Culhaci, BA
Administrative Assistant
Özlem Cansu Culhaci is responsible for administrative tasks of the National Contact Point Austria in the European Migration Network. Prior to her assignment with IOM Vienna, Özlem Cansu Culhaci worked for the Austrian Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey. After moving back to Vienna, she was employed at the Austrian Integration Fund. She graduated in political science from the University of Vienna.

Phone: +43 1 585 33 22 31
Fax: +43 1 585 33 22 30
E-mail: oeculhaci@iom.int

 

Rainer Lukits
Focal Point for Migrants' Rights
Legal Associate
Within the framework of the National Contact Point Austria in the European Migration Network, Rainer Lukits is responsible for studies and reports in the field of migration and asylum. Moreover, he is IOM Vienna's Focal Point for Migrants' Rights and supports other units in legal matters. Prior to his assignment with IOM, Rainer Lukits worked as Legal Associate in various law firms and as University Assistant at the University of Salzburg.

Phone: +43 1 585 33 22 21
Fax: +43 1 585 33 22 30
E-mail: rlukits@iom.int

 

Alexander Spiegelfeld, MSc
Research and Communications Associate
Within the National Contact Point Austria in the European Migration Network, Alexander Spiegelfeld is responsible for public relation activities, the EMN website, as well as the organization of EMN events. Furthermore he is researching in the field of migration and asylum. Prior to his assignment with IOM Vienna, Alexander Spiegelfeld worked as a program manager for the Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission. He studied Social Policy and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as Nonprofit, Social and Healthcare management at the Management Centre Innsbruck.

Phone: +43 1 585 33 22 10
Fax: +43 1 585 33 22 30
E-Mail: aspiegelfeld@iom.int