The summer school „Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems“ (25. Juli – 10. August 2018) is an academic course that offers a new approach towards economy: An evaluation of economic alternatives that considers natural boundaries and the human factor to be equal parts of the equation.


Invitation to public events during the AEMS Summer School:


Opening "The Economy of the Future"

The public opening takes place on Wednesday, July 25, 2018:

Place: Kuppelsaal at TU Vienna, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien
10:00 a.m. Entrance from 9:30 a.m.
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9:40 Registration

10:00 Welcome and Intro
Gerhard Mannsberger, Vice-Rector of BOKU Vienna
Guenther Jedliczka, CEO of OeAD-Housing Office
Helga Kromp-Kolb, Academic Head of AEMS and Initiator of the Center for Global Change and Sustainability at BOKU Vienna

10:30 Only one planet: Boundaries economy must respect
Helga Kromp-Kolb

11:00 Doctrinaire Economics Is Outdated but Still Dangerous
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsaecker, Co-president of the Club of Rome

12:15 Lunch Break

13:15 Bubbles, Busts and Crashes -
Why Our Economic System is Financially Unsustainable and What We Can Do About It
Christian Kreiss, Professor for Finance at Aalen University

14:00 Panel discussion with H. Kromp-Kolb, E.U.v. Weizsaecker and Chr. Kreiss
Moderation: Eric Frey, Der Standard

Further public events during AEMS

- Tuesday, July, 31: Discussion „Monetary Reform” with Christian Felber (Initiator of "Bank for the Common Good"), Helene Schuberth (Austrian National Bank) und Richard Werner (University of Southhampton). Place: Palais Harrach, Freyung 3, 1010 Wien. Time: 7 p.m. Registration via e-mail: aems(at)

- Tuesday, August, 02: Film: “Tomorrow”, directed by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent. Place: Votivkino, Währinger Straße 12, 1090 Wien. Time: 20:30 Uhr. Registration via e-mail::

All events in English, free of charge. Please register!

More information on the AEMS Summer School: or here.

AEMS is a Green Event

We aim to host the AEMS Summer School (25 July to 10 August 2018) according to the criteria of the Austrian Ecolabel for Green Meetings. We therefore prepare many visible and invisible measures and would be pleased if you endorse those efforts and support us! Please choose bus or train for your trip to Vienna. In Vienna there is a good public transport system. For going to the BOKU Vienna please use the bus lines 10A, 37A, 40A and S45. In case you want to ride your bike to the BOKU there are enough bicycle parking lots next to Schwackhöferhaus. Carpooling is another option (BOKU Flinc Mitfahrbörse). Please use the BOKU CO2 compensation system.

Please throw any garbage in the separate collection bins at the BOKU. For further questions kindly contact the AEMS coordinators under aems(at) Thank you for your contribution!