Eva Frisch

Pf.D. Kandidat
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Miranda Schreurs
E-Mail: eva.frisch@posteo.de

Ph.D. Title: How to govern the new EU 2030 framework? Lessons from micro-level cross-border cooperation for reaching EU macro-level targets in climate and energy policy

Eva Frisch (née Öller) is a PhD Student at the Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich.She studied Political Science and Communications in Salzburg (Austria) and Bergen (Norway) with a Focus on Comparative and European Politics. In 2013, she obtained her M.A. in Political Science from University of Salzburg.

From October 2013 to June 2016 she has been a Research Associate at the Environmental Policy Research Center at the Free University of Berlin. As a lecturer at the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science at the Free University of Berlin, she taught classes in the field of Comparative Analysis of Political Systems and Policies and offered courses that dealt with Renewable Energy Policy in Germany and within the European Union and Discourse Analysis in Environmental Policy. Since July 2016 Eva Öller has received a PhD scholarship within the framework of the Think Lab ‘Energy- Society-Change’ from the Foundation of German Business (Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft, sdw). Her dissertation investigates cross-border cooperation in renewable energy and climate governance at the subnational level and is supervised by Prof. Miranda Schreurs (Technical University of Munich). Moreover, she is a manager of a project that develops and implements a practical guide on the ‘Energiewende’ in a school project week in Berlin.

In the dissertation Mrs. Frisch analyzes cross-border cooperation in climate governance between Germany and its neighboring countries on state, municipal and project level. By investigating the knowledge and learning processes between the cooperation partners it is described how these learning processes shape local climate governance and which lessons we can draw from these cross-border cooperation projects for a future European regional governance framework


Jörgens, H., Öller, E., Solorio, I. (2017), Conclusions: patterns of Europeanization and policy change in the renewable energy policy domain, in Solorio, I. and Jörgens, H. (eds.) A Guide to EU Renewable Energy Policy: Comparing Europeanization and domestic policy change in EU member states, Cheltenham/Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 289-313.

Solorio, I., Öller, E. and Jörgens, H. (2014), ‘The German Energy Transition in the Context of the EU Renewable Energy Policy. A Reality Check’, in Brunnengräber, A. and Di Nucci, M. R. (eds.), Im Hürdenlauf zur Energiewende. Von Transformationen, Reformen und Innovationen, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, pp. 189-200.

Öller, E. (2015), Sustainable Development and Governance in Europe: The Evolution of the Discourse on Sustainability, P.M. Barnes und T.C. Hoerber, Political Studies Review, 13(2), pp. 298-299.

Öller, E. (2015), From Europeanisation to Diffusion, T.A. Börzel und T. Risse, Political Studies Review, 13(3), pp. 445-446.

Öller. E. (2015), Europeanization of Environmental Policy in the New Europe: Beyond Conditionality, M. Braun, Journal of Common Market Studies, 53(5), pp. 1190-1191