“What is AEMS?
The AEMS summer school presents and discusses the state of the art in alternative economic and monetary systems.
There is overwhelming evidence, that the current economic model based on everlasting economic growth is destroying the ecosystem of our planet and contributing to the global climate crisis. Therefore, the summer school wants to shed light on approaches and reform proposals that can make a real difference.
AEMS offers room for critical thinking and the possibility to openly discuss and deconstruct ideas and concepts with distinguished experts from various scientific fields. Lectures, workshops and discussion panels enable the participants to acquire a deeper understanding of the intricate interactions of society, ecology and economy.
In 2020 the three-week program takes place for the 7th time already. After successful completion, the
international participants receive a certificate from BOKU University, awarding them with 5 ECTS points,
which equals 125 study hours.
The summer school is the result of a cooperation between OeAD student housing, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) and representatives of the Economy for the Common Good (ECG), as well as more than 40 international supporting institutions and partner universities.
1. Introduction and Economics with Social and Ecological Values
2. Finance, Money and the Environment
3. Towards a social ecological economy: transforming businesses and banks
4. Wrap-up and Synthesis”
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