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Mag. (FH) Daniela Neubacher, MA

For me, research means asking questions, finding answers, and asking further questions. At IDM I am able to combine my scientific interest in Eastern Central Europe with my journalistic know-how. I am therefore pleased to support the publications “Info Europa” and “Der Donauraum” and, through daily interaction with the region, to be able to overcome the limits of my own mental maps.


Protests and social movements, in particular environmental protests, civil society, transnationalization, migration, social inequalities, integration, and freedom of media and press

Country Expertise

Visegrad countries, especially Hungary

General Responsibilities

Editor of „Der Donauraum

Editor-in-chief of “Info Europa

Collaborator on IDM publications, including IDM Policy Papers

Event and Project management

Language skills

Basic knowledge of Russian, Hungarian, French, and Turkish

Fluent in English

Native German speaker


Studied Journalism in Graz and St. Petersburg

Masters of Central European Studies at Andrassy University Budapest and part-time course of study towards a dissertation at the same university

Work experience

Beginnings in local and online journalism, with "Krone" and "Standard" as well as with various newspapers, public radio, and online media (GMX, Nouvelle Europe etc.).

Freelance journalist since 2015, including correspondence from Budapest. Many years of experience in press work and communication (European Forum Alpbach, assista Soziale Dienste, edition keiper), especially in science communication (TU Vienna, computer science).

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