New location

The opening will take place at BOKU, TÜWI Hörsaal, Peter Jordan-Straße 76

Opening 2019

The summer school „Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems“ (24 July – 9 August 2019) 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:

"Money - a tool to fight climate change?"

The public opening takes place on Wednesday, July 24, 2019:

Place: TÜWI Hörsaal, Peter Jordan-Straße 76
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Registration: Eventbrite


12:40 Registration

13:00 Welcome and Introduction
Franz Fehr, SDG Coordinator of the Rectorate, BOKU University
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

13:30 There need never be a shortage of money to fight earth systems breakdown
Ann Pettifor

14:10 Only one planet: Boundaries economy must respect
Helga Kromp-Kolb

14:40 Radical Economic Transformation: Connecting biophysical and social reality
Clive Spash

Coffee break

15:40 Panel discussion with Ann Pettifor, Helga Kromp-Kolb and Clive Spash
Moderation: Nora Laufer, Der Standard

By attending this event, you agree to be photographed and/or filmed and give permission to use this material in promotional and marketing materials.

Further public events during AEMS

- Tuesday, July, 31: Discussion "11 years after the crisis - What are the solutions now?” with Richard Werner (University of Oxford), Helene Schuberth (Österreichische Nationalbank) and Sigrid Stagl (WU). Place: Palais Harrach, Freyung 3, 1010 Wien. Time: 7 p.m. Registration via e-mail: aems(at)

- Tuesday, August, 06: Film: “Tomorrow”, directed by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent. Place: Top Kino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060 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 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!