Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems is a non-profit project. Our goal is to make a substantial contribution to the current discussions of economic and social reform by providing cross-curricular scientific content as well as the latest information about field-tested initiatives.

You’ll find more details about the Summer School here.

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To keep the costs for participants as low as possible and to enable people who need financial assistance to participate, we continue to look for financial support. If you would like to have more information about AEMS or are interested in supporting the program, please contact us directly at

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MIGRA Gemeinnützige Wohnungsges.m.b.H.

MIGRA was founded in 1951 and has been based in Vienna since 1984. The migra_Logo_Claim_RGBfocus of MIGRA lies on the construction of subsidized flats and subsidized furnished dormitory apartments in Vienna. With the creation of affordable housing, MIGRA is making an important contribution to keep rents in the growing federal capital of Vienna affordable in the future.

Media partner

Lebensart VerlagsGmbH

Lebensart VerlagsGmbH is a private publisher of sustainable information. Launched in 2005, ‘Lebensart’ is now the largest sustainability magazine in Austria with a circulation of 60,000 copies, seven times a year. In 2012 the company launched a second magazine – BUSINESSART – dealing with CSR and sustainable economy.

Förderverein Natürliche Wirtschaftsordnung e. V.

HUMANE WIRTSCHAFT (Human Economics) is “…more thanHUMANE WIRTSCHAFT just a magazine”. First printed almost 50 years ago (in 1969) it publishes, in a bi-monthly issue, a wide variety of topics from renown, independent authors in the field of alternative monetary systems. We offer insights for the public to help recognizing the error, obviously built-in in our current financial system, leading to its destructive exponential growth. Following the ideas of economists like Silvio Gesell and others we explore ways to remodel this system. A more humane system is one fundamental necessity for a future without recurring economical collapse, and all its terrible consequences for humanity and our environment.