Dr. Magª. ilse Marschalek

Section: Technology and Knowledge

Function: Sozialwissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin



Work and research focus:

Public engagement in Research


inter- und transdisziplinäre Forschung
marginalisierte Jugendliche

Running and completed projects:

Other Publications:

Marschalek, ilse, Unterfrauner, Elisabeth, Seebacher, Lisa M. , Hofer, Margit , Handler Katharina (2023) Social labs as good practice for transdisciplinary engagement prilse ocesses in research and innovation Research for All, 7: 1 DOI:

Marschalek, ilse, Kieslinger, B., Schuerz, St., Schäfer, T., Adapting public funding schemes for participatory research: Managing expectations, overcoming structural constraints, Conference Proceedings Austrian Citizen Science Conference 2022.

Marschalek, ilse, Dall, E., & Siller, C. (2022). “Ethical issues in Citizen Science”: Output Paper of the StepChange Mutual Learning Exercise. Zenodo.

Marschalek,  ilse, Unterfrauner, E., Handler, K., Seebacher, L. M., & Hofer, M. (2022). Social Labs in Public Engagement Processes for RRI. In: Blok, V. (eds) Putting Responsible Research and Innovation into Practice. Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy, vol 40. Springer, Cham.

Marschalek,  ilse, Blok, V., Bernstein, M., Braun, R., Cohen, J., Hofer, M., Seebacher, L. M., Unterfrauner, E., Daimler, S., Nieminen, M., Vinther Christensen, M., & Kumar Thapa, R. (2022). The social lab as a method for experimental engagement in participatory research. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 1–24.

Marschalek, ilse, Unterfrauner, E, Focke-Bakker, E, Cohen, J. (2021). Social Labs as Transformative Approach to Implement Responsible Research and Innovation. Paper presented at the 16th International Conference on Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST), virtual
Retrieved from the PCST Archive of Conference Papers:

Marschalek,  ilse, Unterfrauner, E., Handler, K., Seebacher, L. M., & Hofer, M. (2021). Synthesis Report on reflection and learning across Social Labs with regards to RRI (D 7.4). Centre for Social Innovation.

Marschalek,  ilse, Unterfrauner, E., Handler, K., Seebacher, L. M., & Hofer, M. (forthcoming). The Social Lab Methodology in Practice – Learning from experimenting with Responsible Research and Innovation. Research for All.

Marschalek I., Handler K., Hofer M., Schrammel M., Unterfrauner E. (2019) Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): A Critical Reflection Toward Evaluation Standards. In: Carayannis E. (eds) Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Springer, New York, NY

Marschalek,  ilse. (2018). Public Engagement in Responsible Research and Innovation. A Critical Reflection from the Practitioner’s Point of View. Saarbrücken: Südwestdeutscher Verlag für Hochschulschriften.

Marschalek, ilse, & Schrammel, M. (2017). Soziale Inklusion durch und in Wissenschaftskommunikation. Studie zur Situation von marginalisierten Kindern und Jugendlichen in Wien (Rat für Forschung- und Technologieentwicklung). Wien: ZSI - Centre for Social Innovation.

Marschalek,  ilse. (2017). From Invited to Hosted Public Engagement in Responsible Research and Innovation. In The Politics and Situatedness of Emerging Technologies (pp. 51–66). Berlin: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft.

Marschalek, I., Schrammel, M., Unterfrauner, E. & Hofer, M. (2017). Interactive reflection trainings on RRI for multiple stakeholder groups. Journal of Responsible Innovation. May 2017, p. 1-17.

Marschalek, ilse. (2017). Public Engagement in Responsible Research and Innovation.A Critical Reflection from the Practitioner’s Point of View. University of Vienna, Vienna.

Marschalek, ilse, & Hofer, M. (2017). Nano and the Public. Nature Nanotechnology, 12, 92.  download article:

Schrammel, M., Marschalek,  ilse, Unterfrauner, E., & Hofer, M. (Eds.). (2016). Self-Reflection Tool. Fostering Responsible Research and Innovation. Vienna: Rema print.

Schuch, K., Schrammel, M., & Marschalek,  ilse. (2016). Plattform Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Österreich. OEAD  News, 101(Oktober 2016), 14–15.

Marschalek,  ilse. (2015). Assessing Stakeholders’ Needs and Constraints Related to RRI. Experiences and First Results of a Pan-European Stakeholder Consultation. In: The next horizon of technology assessment (S. 93–100). Prague: Technology Centre ASCR.

Marschalek, ilse, Hofer, M., & Handler, K. (2015). Werkzeuge für verantwortungsvolle Forschung? In Responsible Innovation. Neue Impulse für die Technikfolgenabschätzung? (S. 325–336). Nomos.

Marschalek, ilse, Hofer, M., & Handler, K. (2015). Nanopinion - Engaging Beyond the Sicentific Community. Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular Nanotechnology, s3.

Marschalek,  ilse, Handler, K., Hofer, M. (Eds.), 2014. Nanotechnologies A Subject for Public Debate. Policy Recommendations on Public Engagement, NanOpinion reports. Vienna. Available at:

Marschalek,  ilse, Moser, P., & Strasser, M. (2013). Young people and nanotechnologies. In: Motivation - The Gender Perspective of Young People’s Images of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) (pp. 115–127). Budrich UniPress.

Marschalek, ilse (2013). NanOpinion - Monitoring Public Opinion on Nanotechnology in Europe. At European Nanoforum, Education Workshop.Dublin 2013 Available at:

Marschalek,  ilse, Handler, K., Strasser, M., (2011). Communicating nanotechnology to European youth - evaluation results of the NANOYOU project. Plattform Forschung- und Technologieevaluierung, Newsletter Nr 37, 60–70.

Marschalek, ilse. (2011). Beteiligung von Migrantinnen - Mär oder Möglichkeit. Die Einbeziehung von Frauen mit Migrationshintergrund in partizipativer Forschung. Zukunft der Öffentlichkeitsbeteiligung. Chancen. Grenzen. Herausforderungen. (pp. 171–179). ÖGUT, Lebensministerium. Retrieved from

Unterfrauner, E., Marschalek, I., & Fabian, C. (2011). Lernen mit Mobiltelefonen - Neue Formen des Lernens für marginalisierte Jugendliche nutzen. In Pendeln zwischen Wissenschaft und Praxis. Reflexionen über das Arbeiten an sozialen Innovationen. Vienna. 

Unterfrauner, E., Marschalek, I., & Fabian, C. (2011). Experiences with an online mobile learning platform. Intervention for marginalised young people. MedienPädagogik. Online Zeitschrift für Theorie und Praxis der Medienbildung. Retrieved from

Unterfrauner, E., & Marschalek, I. (2010). Appropriation of an online mobile community by marginalised young people  experiences from an Austrian case study. In M. Montebello, V. Camilleri, & A. Dingli (Eds.), mlearn 2010 conference porceedings (pp. 276-281). Presented at the mlearn, Malta: University of Malta.

Marschalek, i., Fabian, C., & Unterfrauner, E. (2010). A mobile learning environment for young marginalised people - an example of a pilot study. In Proceedings Of The Iadis International Conference Mobile Learning 2010 (pp. 239-248). Presented at the Mobile Learning 2010, Porto: IADIS press.

Unterfrauner, E., Marschalek, i., & Fabian, C. (2010). Mobile Learning with Marginalised People. In Proceedings Of The Iadis International Conference Mobile Learning 2010 (pp. 28-35). Presented at the Mobile Learning 2010, Porto: IADIS press.

Marschalek, i., Unterfrauner, E., Fabian, C. M., (2009). Social Inclusion of Young Marginalised People through Online Mobile Communities. Conference proceedings of 1st International Symposium on Intelligent Mobile Technologies for Social Change (at IMCSIT) pages 367 – 373. ISBN 978-83-60810-22-4, IEEE Catalog Number CFP0964E. Available at:

Marschalek, i., Unterfrauner, E. & Fabian, C.M. (2009). Mobile Phones Bridging the Gap between Young Marginalised People and Learning. Paper presented at the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (Edulearn), Barcelona, Spain.

Unterfrauner, E., Marschalek, i. & Fabian, C.M. (2009). Socio-scientific analysis of user requirements in mobile learning- a case study on marginalised young people. Poster presented at 11th Mobile HCI conference, Bonn, Germany.

Marschalek, i. & Unterfrauner, E. (2009). Social inclusion of young marginalised people through online mobile communities. Paper presented at the Workshop Digital Technologies and Marginalized Youth: Reducing the Gap at the 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC), Como, Italy (presentation). Available at:

Unterfrauner, E. & Marschalek, i. (2009). ICT and mobile phones as resources for marginalised youth. Paper presented at the Workshop Digital Technologies and Marginalized Youth: Reducing the Gap at the 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC), Como, Italy (presentation). Available at:

Marschalek, i., (2008) The Concept of Participatory Local Sustainability Projects in Seven Chinese Villages, in: Journal for Environmental Management 87 (2), p.226-235.

Marschalek, i. (2006) Participation processes in seven Chinese villages towards sustainable future images by implementing small project concepts, in: 11th Inter-national Conference on Urban Planning & Regional Development in the Information Society – Manfred Schrenk (Hg.) ISBN 3-9502139-0-2

Marschalek, i., (2005) Tool for Intercultural Methodology in Research. Deliverable 17,

Dumreicher, H., Marschalek, i., (2004) From Participation to Selforganisation, in: approbiertem Endbericht SUCCESS Pilot (bm:bwk Vienna) May 2004, 240-253.

Participation at events:

Education and career:

Studium der Soziologie Universität Wien und Klagenfurt
Studium Integrale für inter- und transdisziplinäre Kommunikation IFF Wien

2000 - 2008: Oikodrom - Forum Nachhaltige Stadt - Institute for Urban Sustainability

Projekt- und Forschungsarbeit:
HAMMAM - Inter- und transdisziplinäre Forschung zum Thema Weltkulturerbe Hammam und seine sozio-kulturelle Bedeutung in islamischen Mittelmeerländern (EU 6th FP)
mit Feldforschungsaufenthalten in Ägypten, Syrien, Türkei, Algerien, Marokko.

Schritt für Schritt - Studie zur Situation von Migrantinnen in Niederösterreich und Wien (Lebensministerium)

Polytope Plätze - Studie Reumannplatz (Stadt Wien)

SUCCESS - Nachhaltige Dorfentwicklung in China (EU 5th FP)
mit Feldforschungsaufenthalten in sechs Chinesischen Provinzen

Frauenprojekte in Wien 15: Schätze in der Nachbarschaft - Nachbarschaft schätzen (2005); Frauen-L-eben 2004

"transhranice" Momentaufnahmen in Mikulov, Tschechien Juni 2002

Wasserweltfest 2000 (2TagesFestival) und Wasserweltfest 2001 und 2002 sowie insgesamt 18
Veranstaltungen der Reihe "freitag 15" in Wien 15 im öffentlichen Raum

Sowie diverse Kleinprojekte und Symposien (Kulturen in der Zwischenstadt, Grenzfahrt 2000, Urban Sustainability in China, u.a.)

Weitere Tätigkeiten:
Moderatorin Projekt "Jugendbezirksvertretung Wien 15", Trainerin Alle anders - alle gleich (EU - Berufsschulprojekt), Trainerin für Recht hat JederR - Zentrum Polis (Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechtsbildung) und WUK Kinderkultur

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