Ulrike Guérot is professor and director of the Department for European Policy and the study of Democracy at the Donau-University in Krems, Austria. She is also founder and director of the European Democracy Lab at the European School of Governance in Berlin. She writes about European Democracy and global Europe, has taught at renowned universities in Europe and the US and has 20 years experience.Her new book "Warum Europa eine Republik werden muss! Eine politische Utopie" (Why Europe Needs to Become a Republic. A Political Utopia) has just been published.