Tamara Ehs is head of IG Demokratie, a think-and-do-tank working on democracy innovation and citizens’ participation. She holds a doctorate in Political Science from the University of Vienna and has studied Political Science and Law there, at Sciences Po Lille as well as at the European Academy of Legal Theory in Brussels. In recent years, Tamara held teaching posts at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, the Comenius University Bratislava, the Free University Berlin, as well as at the Austrian universities of Vienna, Salzburg and Graz. She did research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) and the IFK Vienna, moreover she was visiting scholar at the Harvard Law School and the New York Public Library. There, her research focused on democracy, the political aspects jurisdiction and European integrational challenges. Tamara is repeatedly invited for academic consulting on issues of democracy by political parties and campaigns in Austria and at the EU-level, as well as by non-partisan organisations looking for innovations in democracy. She has published extensively on democratic reform, the political aspects of jurisdiction, and the challenges of and to the European integration.