Team

Julia Rutz

Head of Research and Migration Law Unit

Julia Rutz is unit head and is 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 in 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 has on numerous occasions provided training and consultation in the area of human rights. A university course of studies in law as well as practical work as a lawyer at an international law firm provided the foundation for her further career experience.

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 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. She additionally serves as IOM Vienna’s Focal Point for Statistics. 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 (0) 1585 33 22 29
Fax: +43 (0) 1585 33 22 30
E-Mail: sheilemann@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 (0) 1585 33 22 21
Fax: +43 (0) 1585 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 (0) 1585 33 22 10
Fax: +43 (0) 1585 33 22 30
E-Mail: aspiegelfeld@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 (0) 1585 33 22 31
Fax: +43 (0) 1585 33 22 30
E-Mail: oeculhaci@iom.int