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V Ideaz Summer Course “Austria and the European Union in an intercultural perspective with other world regions”

When?    July, 29  to  August, 2   2019
Where?    Vienna, Austria
For Whom?  International students (undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate) of all fields of studies and professionals.
Tuition Fee:
Before   May 1   2019  (Early Birds): 490 EUR
After   May 1  2019:  550 EUR
The final deadline for receiving payments is  July 15   2019.
Course Program - 3 ECTS
Lectures on culture and history of Austria/Central Europe; economic and cultural relations between European Union and other world regions (with special focus on the Global South):
Lectures will be held from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the office of Ideaz, Ortliebgasse 9, 1170 Vienna.


Dr. Klaus Fischer, senior fellow at the Ideaz Institute; expertise on energy issues and sustainable development. Publications: „World Energy Security Policy - Asia on the Move“, "The European Union - A Global Actor?" Lecture on Austrian/Central European Energy Policy.
Mag. Lotte Kreissler, lecturer at the University Vienna. Specialist on Traumatic Psychology. Lecture on the Holocaust.
Dr. Walter Schwimmer, Secretary General of the Council of Europe (1999 - 2004). Chairman of the Think Tank “World Public Forum – Dialogue of Civilizations”. Lecture on EU and European Law.
Course Director and main lecturer: Dr. Johannes Maerk, political scientist and philosopher, Director of the Ideaz Institute, Vienna; Adjunct Professor at the University of Vienna/Austria; Professor at the University of Quintana Roo, Mexico (leave of absence); research and teaching appointments at University of Innsbruck/ Austria, Simon Fraser University/Vancouver/ Canada, the University of the West Indies/Jamaica, Universidad Estatal de Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)/Brazil and Warsaw University/Poland. Specialist in non-western and comparative social sciences (political thought, IR), epistemology, South-South relations and development issues. Research projects in Latin America and the Middle East. Among his publications are “¿Existe una epistemologia latinoamericana?”, articles about BRICS/IBSA, political thought, and a book “¿Cómo democratizar la democracia?”.
Participants are encourged to use, abnb, etc plattform for accomodation.
Please fill in and submit the application form (please retreive it from this link) to office(at) There is no application fee.

Information (also about previous courses) at:
Dr. Johannes Maerk
Ideaz Institute
Ortliebgasse 9/25
1170 Vienna
e-mail:   office(at)