Michael Piazolo

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Michael Piazolo (2017)

Michael Piazolo (born October 22, 1959 in Stuttgart ) is a German politician ( Free Voters Bavaria ), lawyer and political scientist . In 2018 he became Bavarian State Minister for Education and Culture in the Söder II cabinet .


Piazolo's father was head of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Culture . Piazolo attended the Karls-Gymnasium Stuttgart from 1969 to 1979 and studied law at the LMU Munich until 1981 . In 1981 and 1982 he was enrolled in law and political science at the University of Lausanne . From 1983 to 1985 he continued his studies at the LMU. From 1985 to 1988 he was a trainee lawyer at the Fürstenfeldbruck District Court, the Speyer University and the German Consulate General in New York.

In 1989, Piazolo worked as a consultant in the department for fundamental questions and legal matters of the central administration of the Munich Goethe Institute . In 1990 he spent the summer semester at the University of Virginia . He received his doctorate in 1992 from the law faculty of the University of Regensburg . From 1991 to 2006, Piazolo was a lecturer at the Academy for Political Education in Tutzing , where he wrote a large number of books and brochures on constitutional, state and European law, including for the Bavarian State Center for Political Education . Since 1994 he has been a lecturer at the Munich School of Politics ; In 1994/95 he was Managing Director of the Independent Commission for the Review of Conflicts of Interest in Office and Mandate. From 1996 to 2000, Piazolo was the coordinator of the EU project Eurofamilia .

In 2003 he completed his habilitation at the University of Augsburg . From 2003 to 2006 he was a private lecturer at the University of Augsburg. From 2006 to 2008 he was a professor at the University of Applied Sciences for Administration and Justice in Berlin . From 2008 to 2013 he was Professor of European Studies at the University of Munich .

Piazolo is a Roman Catholic denomination .


Piazolo has been a member of the Free Voters Bavaria since 2001 . In 2005 he became city chairman of Munich and in 2006 deputy state chairman. From 2010 to 2019 he was Secretary General . In 2008, Piazolo was elected to the Munich city council, in September to the Bavarian state parliament , after which he resigned from the city council. He was university policy spokesman for the parliamentary group in the Bavarian state parliament, spokesman for federal and European affairs and cultural policy spokesman. From 2013 to 2018 he was chairman of the committee for higher education, research and culture. He was the initiator of the successful referendum against tuition fees in Bavaria in 2013. In the Söder II cabinet , Piazolo has been Minister of State for Education and Culture since 2018.


  • The European Union. Elements of politics . VS Verlag for Social Sciences, Wiesbaden 2009.
  • as editor: Models and models for the European Union , Verlag Fachhochschule für Verwaltung und Rechtspflege, Berlin 2008, ISBN 3-940056-08-1 .
  • with Thomas Beck: The common foreign and security policy of the EU , Verlag Fachhochschule für Verwaltung und Rechtspflege, Berlin 2007, ISBN 3-940056-01-4 .
  • Approaching the EU , Verlag Fachhochschule für Verwaltung und Rechtspflege, Berlin 2007, ISBN 3-933633-80-X .
  • Power and powers in a multipolar world . VS Verl. For social sciences, Wiesbaden 2006.
  • Integrated Germany: European and international links . Bavarian State Center for Political Education, Munich 2006.
  • with Jürgen Weber: Federalism: A model for the European Union? Olzog, Munich 2004.
  • Solidarity. Interpretations of a guiding principle of the European Union , Ergon Verlag, 2004, ISBN 3-89913-337-4 .
  • The rule of law . Bayer. State Center for Political Education, Munich 1999, 2nd edition 2002, 3rd edition 2004.
  • with Konrad Zumschlinge: 50 years of Europa-Union Munich. History of a Citizens Movement . Academic Publishing House, Munich 2003.
  • with Jürgen Weber: Justice in Twilight. Their role in dictatorships and the response of the rule of law , Olzog, 2001, ISBN 3-7892-9201-X .
  • with Jürgen Weber: A dictatorship in court. Processing of SED injustice by the Justiz Olzog-Aktuell, 2001 (3rd - 6th thousand 1996, EA 1995) ISBN 3-7892-8390-8 (Review: Goltdammers Archiv fur Strafrecht, 1997 (144), volume 4 , Pages 181-183).
  • with Heinke Lorenzen-Mersch, Jürgen Weber, Dorothea Weidinger, Gerhard Wolf: To the point: Social studies for vocational schools and vocational schools in Bavaria (12th grade). Cornelsen, Stuttgart 1998/2001, ISBN 3-464-65576-8 .
  • The European Union - an overview Akademischer Verlag, Munich 1997.
  • with Klaus Grosch (Hrsg): Fortress or open borders? Development of immigration and asylum law in Germany and Europe (Academy for Political Education Tutzing). Akademischer Verlag, Munich 1995, ISBN 3-929115-58-1 .
  • with Tinnefeld / Köhler: work in the mobile communication society , Vieweg + Teubner, 1996, ISBN 3-528-05545-6 .
  • as editor: The Federal Constitutional Court - A court at the intersection of law and politics . v. Hase and Köhler, Mainz / Munich 1995.
  • Constitutional Justice and Political Issues, the Political Question Doctrine in proceedings before the Federal Constitutional Court and the US Supreme Court . Young Science 5 series, Ernst Vögel Verlag, Munich 1994. (With a preface by Dieter Blumenwitz to justify the publication of this outstanding diploma thesis, "completed in autumn 1992")
  • as editor: Cultural identity between tradition and modernity: on the importance of socio-cultural factors in development cooperation . Academy for Political Education, Tutzing 1992.
  • The right to abortion as part of the Right of Privacy (Diss jur Regensburg). Peter Lang Verlag, Bern / Frankfurt am Main 1992, ISBN 3-631-45245-4 .

Web links

Commons : Michael Piazolo  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Anna Günther, Lisa Schnell: Piazolo does not want to speak a power word . In: sueddeutsche.de . 2019, ISSN  0174-4917 ( sueddeutsche.de [accessed on May 13, 2019]).
  2. As a “Bavarian State Official”, as detailed in the CV of Piazolo's dissertation from 2002.
  3. Sebastian Krass: Contract as professor not extended. In: sueddeutsche.de. January 10, 2013, accessed November 28, 2018 .
  4. Piazolo, Michael. Bavarian State Parliament , accessed on November 12, 2018 .
  5. Süddeutsche Zeitung: Piazolo: No longer free-voter-general secretary. Retrieved November 22, 2019 .