BrückenBauer. Neighbourhood Central Europe?

International Conference

Brick 5, Herklotzgasse 21,

for detailed information see below;

In the light of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Austria, transform!europe and the Jahoda-Bauer-Institute are organising a conference on perspectives of a common strategy for the Danube Region and Central Europe.


Based on Otto Bauer’s reflections expressed in “The Austrian Revolution” the conference aims to strengthen cooperation among activists, scholars, politicians and unionists. Concerning the time-matched Austrian presidency of the Council of the European Union, issues such as Bauer’s theories of transformation and his confrontation with the “national question”, which have received topicality in the face of a resurgent nationalism, are our focus of attention.



30th October 2018, 18.30 – 21.00
Scientific lectures by Michael Löwy and Ksenija Vidmar Horvat
Panel discussion with Sarah Pansy (Junge Linke), Marcus Strohmeier (International Department ÖGB), Gáspár Miklós Tamás (Hungary), Georg Hubmann (Jahoda-Bauer-Institute), Eva Maltschnig (Sektion 8, SPÖ), Moderation: Walter Baier (transform!europe)

Concert: Politische Blaskapelle IMI

Reading: Andreas Pittler


31st October 2018, 10.00 – 18.00

Panel 1 on the common traditions (of knowledge and activity) of Austromarxism in Central Europe

With Ksenija Vidmar Horvat (Austromarxism in Slovenia), Günther Sandner (What was Austromarxism?), Joanna Gwiazdecka (Austromarxism in Czechia), Gábor Egry (A Forgotten Legacy? Reception of Austro-Marxist Ideas on Minority Rights in the Danube Basin)

Panel 2 on the actuality of Otto Bauer’s theories for the European Union

With Mario Holzner (Economic situation in Central-, Eastern and Southern Europe: cyclical development and long-term challenges), Ephraim Nimni (Otto Bauer‘s theory on the question of nationalities and ist actual relevance), Silvia Nadjivan (Hybrid identities in the Danube Region)


Final discussion

with Mirko Messner, Helena Sheehan and Marga Ferré


With financial support by the Zukunftsfonds of the Republic of Austria, the Jahoda-Bauer-Institute and the European Left;



How to get to the venue?

The venue is close to the subway station Gumpendorfer Straße (U6) – about 5 minutes walking distance;

From Vienna Mainstation: take tram no. 18 to Gumpendorfer Straße;