Senior Lecturer at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), Maastricht, Netherlands
Dr Christine Leitner is a Senior Lecturer at EIPA and Head of the eEurope Awards Project Management Secretariat. In 1997 she joined EIPA as the Austrian representative. She develops and manages programmes and conducts seminars and lectures for civil servants from/in the Member States and candidate countries on the role of ICT in public administration and eGovernment and the citizens in the EU, and on EU decision-making and negotiations. She is the coordinator of and lecturer in the Master’s Programme for European Public Affairs, a joint venture of the University of Maastricht and EIPA. Dr Leitner is a Visiting Lecturer in the post-graduate programme on Public Administration and Citizenship at the University of Roma III, as well as the Centre of European Studies, Maastricht. She is a member of the EPAN eGovernment group, IFIP Working Group 8.5 and an expert in EU programmes (such as eTen), the 2005 Speyer Quality Award and the 2004 Internet Award for the region of Niederösterreich, Austria.