6th foundational economy conference 2023 Vienna: Exploring the fondational economy for a just transition

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6th Foundational Economy Conference, Vienna, Austria

September 14th to 16th 2023, TU Wien

Exploring the Foundational Economy for a Just Transition

From the 14-16 September 2023 we welcome the 6th Foundational Economy Conference in the heart of Vienna! During our conference there will be keynote speakers and plenary sessions, parallel sessions as well as working groups and city walks. Keynotes will be given by Julie Froud, öffnet eine externe URL in einem neuen Fenster from the University of Manchester, Corinna Dengler, öffnet eine externe URL in einem neuen Fenster from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Mathew Lawrence, öffnet eine externe URL in einem neuen Fenster from the Common Wealth Think Tank and Max Koch, öffnet eine externe URL in einem neuen Fenster from Lund University.

Multiple crises – war, global warming, disasters, famine and social injustice – are generating heightened insecurity among populations and trigger the search for security and stability. Defending, strengthening and expanding accessible, affordable and sustainable foundational goods and services is thus a cornerstone of an eco-social transformation that can secure everyone's basic needs. This conference brings together academics and practitioners to critically engage with the concept of the Foundational Economy and explore potentials for strengthening and building better foundational systems. A key concern thereby is to put approaches to the Foundational Economy in conversation with feminist and intersectional perspectives on social provisioning  and eco-social transformation.

Please find here the programme, öffnet eine Datei in einem neuen Fenster.
The conference will be held at the TU Wien.
The conference language is English.


The registration for the conference is closed now.
We will broadcast all keynotes and the panel discussion. You will finde the link to the livestream here on the days of the conference. No registration is required to access the livestream.


About accommodation in Vienna

We recommend participants from outside of Vienna to book your accommodation soon as September is a busy month in Vienna with regard to events and conferences. We have list of hotels that are close to the venue. You can get a small discount indicating that you are attending a conference at the TU Wien. For more information please contact: anna.kalhorn@tuwien.ac.at


The local organising committee of the conference consists of:

  • Michael Getzner, TU Wien
  • Leonhard Plank, TU Wien
  • Astrid Krisch, TU Wien & University of Oxford
  • Richard Bärnthaler, WU Wien
  • Alexandra Strickner, Kompetenzzentrum Alltagsökonomie, Vienna


For questions regarding the conference program please contact: alexandra.strickner@alltagsoekonomie.at


Conference administration

  • Ilse Bednar, TU Wien
  • Mina Chamraci, TU Wien
  • Anna Franziska Kalhorn, TU Wien