14 August 2016
Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems
This program is open to students of all fields and covers alternatives to the processes and developments that are putting strains on economic, ecologic and social boundaries. In addition to new and classical concepts from the field of economic sciences students will also hear up-to-date scientific data from natural and social sciences and be able to have a level-headed discussion of economic and monetary reform while asking: What is our leeway?
Experts from various scientific disciplines, among them Bernard Lietaer (Club of Rome), Christian Kreiss, Helga Kromp-Kolb, Christian Felber and many others. Find more information at http://summer-university.net/
Applicants are required to be at least 18 years old. Excellent English language skills are a prerequisite. The course is open to students from all fields with an interest in economic reform.
Participants who formerly had little or no economic background knowledge will gain enough knowledge to hold their own in discussions about economic reform and initiate projects of their own. The lectures, workshops and discussion panels cover a variety of topics, from the reform or re-definition of money, an overhaul of the aim of economic activity towards solidarity and cooperation, tax reform, a reform of financial markets, all the way to a change in consumer culture and the reduction of resource consumption.
Continuous attendance is mandatory.
EUR 1390: Full participation, no scholarship. Includes accommodation in a state-of-the-art dormitory in Vienna for the full duration of the course plus one additional week.
EUR 390: Full participation, with scholarship. Includes accommodation in a state-of-the-art dormitory in Vienna for the full duration of the course plus one additional week.