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

Maria-Alexandra Bassermann

Research Associate

Maria-Alexandra Bassermann is responsible for conducting studies and reports in the field of migration and asylum. She studied Migration and Intercultural Relation with the Erasmus Mundus Master Program EMMIR as well as Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna.

Phone: +43 (0) 1585 33 22 0
Fax: +43 (0) 1585 33 22 30
E-Mail: mbassermann@iom.int

Saskia Heilemann (née Koppenberg)

Research Associate
Focal Point for Statistics

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 the country office’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

Alexander Spiegelfeld

Research and Communications Associate

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 the IOM Country Office for Austria, Alexander 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

Martin Stiller

Focal Point for Migrants' Rights
Legal Associate

Within the framework of the National Contact Point Austria in the European Migration Network, Martin Stiller is responsible for studies and reports in the field of migration and asylum. Moreover, he is IOM Austria’s Focal Point for Migrants' Rights, he supports other units in legal matters and works on the European Migration Network Glossary of terms relating to Asylum and Migration. Martin Stiller studied law at the University of Vienna. Prior to his engagement with IOM, he passed the Austrian bar exam and represented the Republic of Austria in its legal affairs.

Phone: +43 (0) 1585 33 22 21
Fax: +43 (0) 1585 33 22 30
E-Mail: mstiller@iom.int