Results research project 'EU integration & ethics'

  • Master thesis Matthias Pirs (2018). Ethical Integration in EU Law by The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE). full text


Publications etc.


  • Frischhut, M. (2021, April 30). The new mandate of the European Commission’s ethics advisory body for science and new technologies. Further developments and larger context: EU Law Analysis blog contribution.
  • Frischhut, M. (2021). Communicable and Other Infectious Diseases: The EU Perspective. In T. K. Hervey & D. Orentlicher (Eds.), Oxford handbooks online. The Oxford handbook of comparative health law. Oxford University Press.
  • Parmet, W. E., Frischhut, M., Garde, A., & Toebes, B. (2021). Introduction to Public Health Law. In T. K. Hervey & D. Orentlicher (Eds.), Oxford handbooks online. The Oxford handbook of comparative health law. Oxford University Press.
  • Frischhut, M. (2021). Robotic medicine in the EU: digital ethics and EU common values. In M. Milapidou (Ed.), New Technologies in Health: Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues (67-85). Nomiki Bibliothiki.
  • Frischhut, M. (2020). EU Values and Ethical Principles for AI and Robotics with Special Consideration of the Health Sector. In M. Hengstschläger & Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development (Eds.), Digital Transformation and Ethics (pp. 244–274). Ecowin Verlag.
  • Frischhut, M. (2020). Strengthening transparency and integrity via the new ‘Independent Ethics Body’ (IEB). Study requested by the European Parliament's AFCO committee: PE 661.110.
  • Frischhut, M., & Werner-Felmayer, G. (2020). A European perspective on medical ethics. Medicine, 48(10), 634–636.
  • Frischhut, M. (2020). EU Werte und ethische Prinzipien für KI und Robotik unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Gesundheitssektors. In M. Hengstschläger & Rat für Forschung und Technologieentwicklung (Eds.), Digitaler Wandel und Ethik (pp. 286–318). Ecowin Verlag.
  • Pirs, M., & Frischhut, M. (2020). Ethical Integration in EU Law: The prevailing normative theories in EGE opinions. In N. Ryder & L. Pasculli (Eds.), Corruption, Integrity and the Law: Global Regulatory Challenges (pp. 286–311). Routledge.
  • Frischhut, M. (2020). Gesundheitsdienstleistungen im EWR. Europarecht (EuR)(Beiheft 1), 257–280.
  • Frischhut, M. (2020). Werte der EU und in der EU. ÖKUM, 32 (1), 10–11. (download)
  • Frischhut, M. (2019). The ethical spirit of EU law. Cham: Springer International Publishing. (TwitterInstagramLinkedIn)
  • Feeney, O., Werner-Felmayer, G., Siipi, H., Frischhut, M., Zullo, S., Barteczko, U., Øystein Ursin, L., Linn, S., Felzmann, H., Krajnović, D., Saunders, J., & Rakić, V. (2020). European Electronic Personal Health Records initiatives and vulnerable migrants: A need for greater ethical, legal and social safeguards. Developing World Bioethics, 20(1), 27–37.
  • Grad, J., & Frischhut, M. (2019). Legal and Ethical Rules in EU Decision-Making: “Soft Law” for Targets and Actors of Lobbying. In D. Dialer & M. Richter (Eds.), Lobbying in the European Union: Strategies, Dynamics and Trends (pp. 305–327). Cham: Springer. (InstagramTwitterLinkedIn)
  • Frischhut, M. (2017). Buchrezension: Über Grenzen denken. Eine Ethik der Migration, von Julian Nida-Rümelin. (Hamburg: Edition Körber-Stiftung, 2017). Common Market Law Review, 54(6), 1893–1895. (Volltext)
  • Frischhut, M. (2017). Standards on quality and safety in cross-border healthcare. In A. den Exter (Ed.), Cross-border health care and European Union law (pp. 59–86). Rotterdam: Erasmus University Press. (Volltext) (Tweet 1 und 2)
  • Frischhut, M. (2017). What one should know about the European Union (EU): A quick introduction to EU law (4th edition). Wien: Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag (NWV). (Tweet) | Brexit update hier verfügbar : download
  • Frischhut, M. (2017). Was man über die Europäische Union (EU) wissen sollte: Ein rascher Einstieg ins EU-Recht (4. Auflage). Wien: Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag (NWV). (Tweet)
  • Frischhut, M., & Greer, S. L. (2017). EU public health law and policy – communicable diseases. In T. Hervey, C. Young, & L. E. Bishop (Eds.), Research Handbook on EU Health Law and Policy (315-346). Edward Elgar Publishing. (download)
  • Frischhut, M. (2017). Legal and Ethical Issues of Cross-Border Reproductive Care from an EU Perspective: Chapter 17. In M. K. Smith & L. Puczkó (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Health Tourism (pp. 203–218). Abingdon, Oxon: Taylor & Francis. (Tweet)
  • Frischhut, M. (2015). "EU": Short for "Ethical" Union?: The Role of Ethics in European Union Law. Heidelberg Journal of International Law (HJIL), 75(3), 531-577. (Volltext)


  • Frischhut, M. (2021, forthcoming). “Social membership” vs. “EU citizenship”. Some reflections on Joseph H. Carens’ “The Ethics of Immigration” from an EU law perspective (contribution for EuDEM 2016).



Guest speeches etc.

Selection (for the most recent presentations see at News and activities)

  • "EU law, common values and public health", presentation at the event 'Unleashing the Power of Law to Promote Better Health for All', organized by the European Public Health Association and the UK Faculty of Public Health, 'Law and Public Health Section kick-off event'. 20.5.2021 (Link | presentation download)
  • "Künstliche Intelligenz und Robotik – einige Überlegungen aus unionsrechtlicher Perspektive", Lecture at the meeting "Künstliche Intelligenz und Robotik als theologisch-ethische Herausforderung", organized by the Institute of Islamic Theology and Religious Education at the University of Innsbruck. 13.6.2019 (Link)
  • "Gesundheitsdienstleistungen", Lecture at the meeting "25 Jahre Europäischer Wirtschaftsraum – Ein Integrationsszenarium auf dem Prüfstand", organized by the Department of European Law and Public International Law at the University of Innsbruck.
  • "The relationship of EU law and science: with a special emphasis on the precautionary principle", Guest speech in the VBE group workshop "Science and Proven Experience in the Legal Regulation of Risk” at Lund University, Sweden. 28.5.2018. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.21190.98880
  • "The impact of EU law in the health care sector. Access to and quality of care", Guest speech in the seminar “Research Group Law, Democracy and Welfare” at the University of Bergen, Norway. 3.5.2018. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.19266.27841
  • "Ethical lobbying in the EU: ‘Soft Law’ for Targets and Actors of Lobbying", Guest speech in the "Integrity Research Group" seminar at Kingston University London, UK. 23.1.2018. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.29411.45604
  • "Ist die EU eine 'Ethische Union'?: Zur Rolle von Ethik, Moral und Religion in der EU", Lecture in the context of GCL Brüssel Exkursion, Brussels, 26.10.2017. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.13955.60962
  • "EU rules concerning access to health care", Key-note at the 6th Conference of the European Association of Health Law (EAHL) "Health right regulations and the distribution of health care", University of Bergen, Norway. 29.9.2017.
  • "EU – die Ethische Union? Die Rolle von Ethik und Moral in der Europäischen Union", Lecture in the context of Science and Responsibility, MCI Management Center Innsbruck, 31.5.2017.
  • "An Increasing Role for Ethics in EU Member States based on EU Ethicalization?" (together with M. Estermann, T. Hotarek, L. Pacey, A. Varona Martin) UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 12th World Conference Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law, Limassol, Cyprus. 23.3.2017.
  • “'Social Membership' vs. ‘EU Citizenship'. Some Reflections on Joseph H. Carens' ‘The Ethics of Immigration' from an EU Law Perspective”. Guest speech at the “Conference on European Democracy (EuDEM) 2016. ‘Return to Politics - Is Europe Prepared for It?'”, organized by the “Austrian Chancellery”, the “Diplomatic Academy Vienna”, and the “Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES)”. Diplomatic Academy Vienna, Austria. 25.4.2016.
  • “’EU’ = ‘Ethical Union?’ The Role of Ethics in European Union Law”. Guest speech in the European Parliament. “EPP Working Group on Bioethics and Human Dignity”. Strasbourg, France. 3.2.2016.
  • “The role of ethics and bioethics in EU law and ECJ case-law”. VIII Encuentro interautonómico sobre protección jurídica del paciente como consumidor. Santander, Spain. 18.6. 2015.
  • “Some reflections on current ECJ cases in the field of assisted reproduction”. Workshop International Medically Assisted Reproduction (IMAR) - A Central and Eastern European Perspective. Medical University Innsbruck, Austria. 7.5.2015.
  • “General information on the directive 2011/24/EU (Topic 1)”. TAIEX Workshop on Cross-border Healthcare Directive. Ankara, Turkey. 27.4.2015.
  • “EU - Short for ethical union? The role of ethics (and morality) in European Union law”. UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 10th World Conference Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law, Jerusalem, Israel. 6.1.2015.


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