Friday, April 15, 2016

  30 June 2016 (23:59 CET)
Open to: Students and Young professionals
Venue: 27 July -14 August 2016 in Vienna, Austria


There are many alternatives! “Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems” (AEMS) is an academic Summer School that offers a new approach: An evaluation of economic alternatives that considers natural boundaries and the human factor to be equal parts of the equation. Our goal: To help solve some of societies’ problems by presenting viable alternatives to processes and developments that are putting enormous strains on economic, ecologic and social boundaries.
AEMS offers room for critical thinking and the possibility to openly discuss and deconstruct ideas and concepts with distinguished experts from various scientific fields. The participants will be able to move beyond the widespread limitation of higher education that lacks extensive exchange between scientific disciplines.
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 more solidarity and cooperation, the perks of tax reform, reformatory ideas for the financial markets, all the way to changes in consumer culture and the reduction of resource consumption. In addition, participants will have the possibility to experience the effects of energy-efficient architecture first-hand by living in one of Austria’s most modern dormitories.


The program is open to students and professionals from all fields.


Regular participation: EUR 1.390,– (incl. VAT)
Scholarship recipient: EUR 390,- (incl. VAT)
The tuition covers:
  • Lecture fees;
  • Housing;
  • Certificate of attendance.
Travel and board are not covered.


For a scholarship all documents must be handed in until April 25 (23:59 CET). Registration for regular participation will be possible until June 30, 2016 (23:59 CET). You are strongly advised to apply as early as possible.
In order to apply,
register HERE.
If you have any questions, check the General Terms and Conditions  or write to: