Konferenzraum IPW (A222), NIG, 2. Stock
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien


IPW lecture mit Grzegorz Piotrowski (European Solidarity Centre)

Civil and Uncivil Society in Central Eastern Europe

Central and Eastern Europe recently appears in the media not only because of changes grouped under the umbrella term 'illiberal democracies'. What is also noticed are the growing grassroots protests and campaigns which are increasingly engaging citizens. In the last few years the often-repeated cliché of weak civil societies in Central and Eastern Europe cannot hold anymore against rich empirical evidence showing the opposite. Thus, some researchers are attempting not only to explain this phenomenon, but also show the local characteristics of these mobilizations.

Moderation: Tobias Spöri




Konferenzraum IPW (A222), NIG, 2. Stock
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien


IPW lecture mit Andrea Pető (Gender Studies, CEU Budapest)

How are Anti-Gender Movements in Central Eastern Europe and beyond challenging Democracies?


In this lecture Andrea Pető (Professor in the Departement of Gender Studies, Central European University Budapest) addresses some of the challenges students and academics are facing when studying gender politics in a globalized world, and especially in Eastern Europe. Both activists and scholars have discussed the current state of gender equality values globally through an analysis of anti-gender discourses and movements, especially in Europe (Kováts & Põim 2015). While the success of religious movements globally i...s often pointed at as responsible for supporting gender-conservative values (e.g. Egypt, Turkey, India), other contexts of heightened nationalism and authoritarianism provide examples of a secular threat to present and aspired regimes of gender, sexuality and reproduction (e.g. Poland, Russia), together with an attack on higher educational institutions.
We examine what anti-gender movements can tell us about global gender politics and the current international regimes promoting gender equality values. The focus lies on anti-gender movements in Central Eastern Europe and its possible interpretative and theoretical frameworks. The aim is to analyze the state of anti- gender movements in Europe and to assess the impacts of counter strategies by progressive actors. The lecture argues that anti-gender movements are a new phenomenon in European politics which requires new methods to study and different counter strategies from progressive Forces.

Moderation: Tina Olteanu




Sky Lounge, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Wien


Symposium zur feierlichen Verabschiedung von Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dieter Segert


16:30 Abschiedsvorlesung

Wem nutzt denn das überhaupt? Was Politikwissenschaft bewirken kann

Dieter Segert (Universität Wien)


17:15 Podiumsdiskussion

Die Rolle der Sozialwissenschaften in der Gesellschaft

Ulrich Brand (Universität Wien)

Tina Olteanu (Universität Wien)

Rosemarie Will (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) 



Hörsaal II, Erdgeschoß, Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG), Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien


Refugees Not Welcome? Flüchtlinge in Zentral- und Südosteuropa


Filmpräsentationen und anschließende Diskussion im Rahmen des LET’S CEE Film Festivals 2017 mit:

Marcelo Cake-Baly (Hauptdarsteller in AZ ÁLLAMPOGÁR/ The Citizen)
Roland Vranik (Regisseur von AZ ÁLLAMPOGÁR / The Citizen)
Astrid Reinprecht (Politikwissenschaftlerin und Mediatorin)

Moderation: Tobias Spöri (Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Wien)