Date: Thursday, 25th April 2013
Location: Great Hall of the Education Center of the Vienna Chamber of Labour
Theresianumgasse 16 - 18, A-1040 Vienna

Press Conference (9:00 am)

Part 1: Political, social and jurisprudential impact of the European Workfare Regime (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

  • Ass. Prof. Dr. Roland Atzmüller (University of Linz)
  • Univ. Professor Nikolaus Dimmel (University of Salzburg) 
  • Professor Dr Ian Greer (University of Greenwich) 
  • Univ. Prof. Dr. jur. Helga Spindler (University of Duisburg-Essen) 
  • Dr. Gernot Mitter, Workers Chamber Vienna, department for labour market and integration.


  • Neoliberal ideology and its enforcement in the labor market policy
  • Impact on the unemployment law

Part 2: View of unemployed and possible actions  (3:00 p.m. - 7:30 pm)

  • Mag. Maria Hintersteiner, AMSand (Vienna, Austria) and Hedwig Presch (Institute for Age Competence): Project "dignity instead of stress" - health circles  
  • Warren Clark, "Boycott Workfare", (United Kingdom) 
  • Christoph Ditzler, List13 against poverty and exclusion, (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Guido Grüner, Unemployed Initiative Oldenbourg, (Oldenbourg, Germany)
  • Mag. Ing. Martin Mair (Active Unemployed, Vienna, Austria) 
  • Avji Sirmoglu, Internetcafé Planet13 (Basel, Switzerland)

Evening program (8:00 pm) 

  • First Viennese  Bullying  Theater and others  

Live Internet sream on WienTV: