He holds a Master in Law (University of Graz) and a Master of Arts in European Political and Administrative Studies (College of Europe, Bruges). During his law studies he started his career first as student assistant and later as university assistant at the European Law Department of the Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria. After his professional experience at the University of Graz, Peter was active as private lecturer in the field of European law. He is currently employed as a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher in the field of EU external action. His main research interests include EU human rights, EU external action as well as EU constitutional affairs.