UniNEtZ Carousel

  • Location: Zoom
  • Date: 15.12.2023, 09:00 – 12:00

The UniNEtZ Carousel is a format that invites all UniNEtZ participants to exchange ideas on various topics. Anyone can offer slots on desired topics. Please send the registration for a slot to


Lectures4Future @mdw

  • Location: mdwCampus, Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Wien and via Zoom
  • Date: 13.12.2023, 17:00 – 20:00

How did we get into the climate and environmental crisis and will we get out of it? As part of the Lectures for Future@mdw lecture series, Verena Winiwarter will present her thoughts on a long-term perspective on the environmental and climate crisis. The lecture and the discussion are also dedicated to possibilities for artistic engagement with the subject area. More information can be found at here.


ExLibris: Future-oriented sustainable urban development

  • Location: Darmstadt
  • Date: 06.12.2023, 18:30 – 20:30

Inner-city neighborhoods have great potential with regard to the sustainability model of a "city of short distances". The transdisciplinary team of authors of the book "Zukunftsorientierte nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung: eine transdisziplinäre Untersuchung am Beispiel eines innerstädtischen Quartiers" has dedicated itself to this topic from a scientific and practical perspective and is in part a guest in the ExLibris event series. Further information and registration can be found here.


The European Green Deal and universities

  • Location: Online
  • Date: 04.12.2023, 14:00 – 15:30

The European University Association (EUA) is pleased to invite you to an upcoming webinar on ‘The European Green Deal and universities: A roadmap for the sector’. During the event, EUA will present its recent report ‘A Green Deal roadmap for universities’. Then, together with the European Commission and the Bruegel think tank, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities for universities to contribute to the Green Deal and how the roadmap can support their contribution. More Information and the registration may be found here.


Panel Discussion "What is Knowledge?"

  • Location: Plenary Hall of the City of Innsbruck, Maria-Theresien-Straße 18
  • Date: 30.11.2023; 19:00

From November 27, to December 02, 2023, the University of Innsbruck will host its first Sustainability Week. UniNEtZ contributors will organize a panel discussion on power, interpretive authority and diversity of perspectives in this context. Registration is not necessary. The entire program may be found here.


UniNEtZ beWEGt - Universities "We build bridges - between university and city

  • Location: GeiWi Vorplatz, Campus Innrain
  • Date: 29.11.2023, 14:00 – 16:00

From November 27, to December 02, 2023, the University of Innsbruck will host its first Sustainability Week. Within this framework, contributors of UniNEtZ will organize a workshop/dialogue walk about the future of universities. The goal of UniNEtZ beWEGt is to discuss, develop and carry forward concrete proposals for the transformation of universities and to take the first steps towards their implementation and to strengthen cross-university cooperation. You can find the entire program here.


Safer Cities – Safer Public Spaces in Austria

  • Location: Ilse-Wallentin-Haus, Peter-Jordan-Straße 82, 1190 Wien
  • Date: 27.11.2023, 16:00

As part of the UN action "Orange the World", the 16 Days against Violence against Women, UN Women Austria in cooperation with the BOKU Coordination Office for Gender Equality, Diversity and Disability and with the support of UniNEtZ invites you to the panel discussion Safer Cities - Safer Public Spaces in Austria. More Information may be found here.


Agenda 2030 conference for cities and municipalities | A thought experiment

  • Location: Bregenz
  • Date: 23. – 24.11.2023

In terms of SDG implementation we got HALF TIME! Just like in soccer, the 1st half of the game is analyzed during the break and tactics for the 2nd half are developed from it. What have we learned along the way so far? What are successful strategies in implementation? What levers need to be flipped for transformation to succeed at multiple levels? More information and registration may be found here.


BNE Online Academy on Climate Protection and Circular Economy

  • Location: Online
  • Date: 17.11.2023

Under the motto "Re:create our future - Education for a climate-friendly society", the BNE Online Academy 2023 will provide creative impulses on how the future can be rethought and shaped through education. Due to limited places, registration is requested at


Health, Tourism and Climate

  • Location: Bad Gleichenberg
  • Date: 10. – 13.10.2023

The conference brings together some of the TOP researchers:in the field of climate change and tourism, such as Daniel Scott, Susanne Becken and Paul Peeters, but also in the field of climate, health and tourism. More information may be found here.


3. SDG-Hub Stakeholder-Workshop

  • Location: Zoom
  • Date: 29.09.2023, 11:00 – 12:30

In the third stakeholder workshop, the project team presents the LITE version of the visual analytics dashboard and discusses needs and open questions with the participants. The SDGHUB Dashboard is available for numerous target groups, such as companies, media, start-ups, government, NGOs or researchers. Contribute your perspective so that the SDGHUB dashboard can be optimized to answer questions questions from your field of work can be optimized! Please register via the registration link by 27.09.


CCCA writing workshop

  • Location: Innsbruck
  • Date: 26. – 27.09.2023

The Climate Change Centre Austria (CCCA) invites to the CCCA writing workshop for climate researchers! The workshop "From Papers to the Press" on dealing with journalists and the media will take place with the editorial office of DOSSIER. 20 free places will be offered! Please register until August 20 to


Summer School: Transdisciplinarity methods and tools for dealing with sustainability and land use conflicts

  • Location: Berlin
  • Date: 17. – 22.09.2023

The aim of the summer school is to gain insight into the basics and challenges of transdisciplinary research and practice.
More information can be found here.


Summer Academy: The Great Transformation

  • Location: Linz
  • Date: 13. – 19.08.2023

In line with the title THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION, the call is addressed to young scholars and artists versed in cultural studies who have a central interest in cultural studies and the guiding theme (the political of climate change, queer-gender media perspectives, the transformation of human-animal worlds, and the influence of media on these controversies). The IFK_Summer Academy 2023 will elaborate a tour d'horizon of this social transformation. The application deadline is March 26, 2023.
Detailed information and application forms can be found here.


Summer camp culturally aware: spaces create access

  • Location: Darmstadt
  • Date: 03. – 06.08.2023

An interdisciplinary and intercultural summer camp attracts young people from science or the beginnings of professional life to Darmstadt.
Click here for the flyer of the summer camp.


Panel discussion: Sovereign money, CBDC and MMT

  • Lecturer: Christian Felber, Brett Scott, Bernd Villhauer
  • Location: TUtheSkay, Getreidemarkt 9, 1060 Vienna

Panelists Christian Felber (writer, university lecturer, initiator of the Economy for the Common Good and the Cooperative for the Common Good, Austria), Brett Scott (author, journalist, economic anthropologist and former financial broker) and Bernd Villhauer (Managing Director of the Global Ethic Institute at the University of Tübingen) will discuss the topic of “Sovereign money, CBDC and MMT: Uniting fiscal and monetary policy to combat climate change." The event will be held at TUtheSky, Getreidemarkt 9, 1060 Vienna. There will also be a live-stream available – no registration required! You can watch the stream via: TU lecture tube


GEM Silkway- Towards Energy Transition

  • Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Date: 23.3 – 30.07.2023

Energy transition (i.e. the replacement of the fossil energy mix by a stable decarbonized, renewable energy mix) is a huge worldwide challenge. For the EU, that leads this process, energy transition is also a categorical imperative towards energy security. Consequently, the alignment of the public policies of the EU community on these crucial issues, with the introduction of CO2 emission rates and other strict environmental regulations, is now a reality. However, in the EU and elsewhere, there are persisting differences within and among nations and regions engaged in energy transition. A more ample and profound view of the process requires new models and a wide discussion based on technical aspects together with economic, cultural, historical and socioeconomic factors. In this moving scenario, that offers unprecedented opportunities, GEM-SILKWAY 2023 - EASTERN EUROPE Edition is ready to contribute to knowledge and dissemination.


Summer University: Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems

  • Location: Vienna
  • Date: 17.07. – 04.08.2023

The application for the Summer University "Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems (AEMS, 5 ECTS)" is now open! The AEMS Summer University is open to motivated applicants from all fields of study and focuses on providing alternatives to the economic status quo. International participants will explore the limits to growth and the instabilities of the financial system and learn why drastic systemic change is necessary to stabilize the world's climate at 1.5°C. Through an interdisciplinary and holistic program, they will learn about different approaches to solving this problem.
Apply here!


Summer University: Green.Building.Solutions

  • Location: Vienna
  • Date: 15.08. – 06.08.2023

The application for the Summer University "Green.Building.Solutions. (GBS, 7 ECTS) is already possible! In close exchange with experts, subject-specific content on sustainable architecture and ecological building will be taught and discussed. It is primarily aimed at students and professionals from the fields of architecture, planning and engineering. The interdisciplinary program includes a series of lectures and excursions, as well as a final project work.
Apply here!


Young Researcher Forum On Sustainable Biomass And Climate Change

  • Location: Venedig
  • Date: 03. – 04.07.2023

From July 3 to July 4, 2023 the Young Researcher Forum on Sustainable Biomass and Climate Change, SusBiC, will gather young researchers of all the different disciplines involved in the topic. It aims at presenting the current understanding and the current knowledge in a multidisciplinary context such as to create a common knowledge base across disciplines for enabling more interconnected approaches to solve the pressing problem.


Head out of the sand! klimaaktiv Conference 2023

  • Location: Palais Auersperg, Auerspergstraße 1, 1080 Wien
  • Date: 26.06.2023, 10:00 – 18:00

Not to be discouraged despite current challenges, but to discover new perspectives and actively work on shaping our future. The keynote address by Volker Quaschning, professor of regenerative energy systems and science communicator, shows that there are already viable solutions to help us do this.


Social responsibility in the climate crisis

  • Location: BOKU Wien
  • Date: 21.06.2023, 14:00 – 18:00

In the context of this scientific BOKU conference, the currently burning question of how far the social responsibility of science extends in times of climate crisis will be critically examined. Three lectures will highlight the necessity, meaningfulness and legal framework of various scientific activities as a response to the climate crisis. A prominent panel discussion will conclude the event.
More information can be found here.


2. SDG HUB Stakeholder-Workshop

  • Location: online
  • Date: 15.06.2023, 14:50 – 15:50

In the second stakeholder workshop, the project team will present the LITE version of the Visual Analytics Dashboard and discuss needs and open questions with the participants. The SDG HUB Dashboard is relevant for numerous target groups, such as companies, media, start-ups, administration, NGOs or researchers.
More information about the program and registration can be found here.


20 years of university law

  • Location: University Vienna
  • Date: 12.06.2023, 09:00 – 13:30

The Trilateral Meeting 2023 will focus on governance and discuss it from different perspectives: How has it been implemented, how has it worked, is there a need for further development, and if so, in which direction? However, it is not only the governance of the universities by the ministry that will be addressed, but also, in particular, the governance within the universities in the interaction of the rectorate, the university council and the senate. The modes of appointment of the individual bodies will also be discussed, as well as the distribution of tasks between them.
Information, program and registration can be found here.


Darmstadt Days of Transformation 2023

  • Location: Schader-Campus | Goethestr. 2 | 64285 Darmstadt
  • Date: 12. – 16.06.2023

At the Dialogue on Social-Ecological Transformation, the focus this year is on the change processes of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). More information can be found here.


Symposium: Sustainability in Science (SISI)

  • Location: Berlin
  • Date: 06. – 07.06.2023

The sixth SISI Symposium "Towards a Sustainable Higher Education and Science System" will take place on 06 and 07 June 2023 in Berlin in cooperation with the German Rectors' Conference (HRK).
Current information can be found here.


Symposium Radical University

  • Location: Vienna
  • Date: 06. – 07.06.2023

The symposium negotiates the future of education in times of radical change and brings together national and international actors in the discourse on education to develop radical perspectives on the institution of the university. It asks about the society-building power of the university and illuminates interdisciplinarity as well as the dialogue between art and science in the field of tension of social relevance and responsibility.

More information can be found here.


EU Green Week

  • Location: Online
  • Date: 05., 06. & 11.06.2023

EU Green Week is an annual event celebrating environmental policy. This year, the focus of the Partner Events on skills for sustainable, resilient and socially just communities. Oikos Graz is offering three virtual partner events:
Info and registration workshop on 05.06. here.
Info and registration talk on 06.06. here.
Info and registration workshop on 11.06. here.


Transformation through cooperation

  • Location: Graz
  • Date: 02. – 04.06.2023
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The question of how we can make our food system more sustainable, fairer and more democratic is the focus of this event. Under the motto "Transformation through Cooperation", the invitation is extended to Graz.
More information and the registration can be found here.


Maloca mundial: Learning climate justice from each other

  • Location: Online
  • Date: 01.06.2023, 15:00 – 17:00

In the context of the Maloca Mundial, the traditional agricultural system in the rainforest at the Rio Negro and "non-human-zones", fallow land in Weitra, Wallendorf, Breitenbrunn and Capodimonte / Naples will be discussed. As discussants, the ecologist João Gabriel Raphaelli from the ISA and the artist Edgar Honetschläger from GoBugsGo will meet in the virtual longhouse Maloca Mundial to exchange ideas.
More information can be found here.


Open Art Final event

  • Location: Prospekthof der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien
  • Date: 30.05.2023, 18:00 – 21:00

The Open Innovation in Science Center of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft and the Knowledge Transfer Center of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna cordially invite you to the closing event of the long-standing cooperation OPEN ARTS.

More information can be found here. Click here for registration and program.


GAIA annual conference: transformation of universities and the role of transformative research

  • Location: Innsbruck
  • Date: 21.04.2023

The UniNEtZ project will be presented at the GAIA annual conference in the afternoon, and the topic of transformation of universities, based on the aforementioned policy statement, will be explored in greater depth during a panel discussion.


Südwind Academy

  • Location: Mutters, Tirol
  • Date: 17. – 19.03.2023

What exactly are the problems and challenges in the current global food system? What do experts from the global south report about the grievances in agriculture and about concrete possibilities for action? AND: How can we change something together and become active?
At the Südwind-Academy, answers to these questions will be developed in exchange with national and international experts and activists, and the topic of activism and action planning will be dealt with extensively. Info and registration here.


Seminar: Trends on Reductions of Emissions Through Universities' Operations - HAW (virtuell)

  • Location: online
  • Date: 10.03.2023; 9 – 17

The Seminar is part of the "Universities and Climate Change Initiative", a worldwide effort led by the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, to combine the knowledge and know-how of universities, in order to tackle the many challenges posed by climate change. The Seminar will serve the purpuse of discussing how the emissions related to universities' operations may be reduced, and may pave the way for other initiatives. More information may be found here.


Forum Focus Research

  • Location: Zentrum Fokus Forschung, Vienna
  • Date: 01.03.2023, 12:00 – 14:00

On March 1, the UniNEtZ-SP III at the Angewandte will host the 1st Forum Focus on Research. The aim is to look at the potentials and challenges of SDG-related and transformation-oriented research along concrete activities in the SDG groups of the UniNEtZ, to discuss them in perspective and thereby to work together on a research-driven mission for the UniNEtZ. Registration is requested (Jens Badura - jens.badura(a)


Gastvortrag von Prof. Andrew Townsend

  • Vortragende: Andrew Townsend
  • Location: Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt or via Zoom
  • Date: 24.01.2023, 18:00

In this lecture Professor Andrew Townsend will make an argument for the need for people, organisations and sectors of society to work in partnership to address the climate crisis.Registration and further information at


Theory and Practice of Social Tipping Interventions

  • Presenting: Harald Lesch, Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann and Martin Herrmann
  • Location: Munich and via Livestream
  • Date: 23.01.2023, 18:00 – 19:30 Uhr

Is it possible that a critical mass of people could turn the tide of the climate crisis, even if it is not the majority? The concept of "social tipping interventions" is playing an increasingly important role in the climate science and movement, giving many people confidence that they can make a relevant contribution despite escalating global crises. More information and registration here.