Elisabeth Hammer

Mag.a DSAin Elisabeth Hammer

Elisabeth Hammer is chief executive at neunerhaus, social scientist and social worker. She is co-founder of kriSO – Kritische Soziale Arbeit (Association of Critical Social Work), editor of several textbooks and regularly publishes papers on homelessness. Currently she is chairlady of BAWO – Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Wohnungslosenhilfe (National Association Assistance to the Homeless).

Dr. Josef Hochgerner

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Josef Hochgerner

Josef Hochgerner, founder and scientific director of the Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) until 2014, is a sociologist, researcher, teacher and expert in social innovation. 2001-2005 he was president of the Austrian Association for Sociology (ÖGS). Together with Danube University Krems he developed the curriculum of the study program Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI). Furthermore, he is initiator and director of the European School of Social Innovation (ESSI).

DI Ana Jeinić

Ana Jeinić is a doctoral student at the Institute for Architectural Theory, Art and Cultural Studies in Graz, studied architecture and philosophy in Graz, Venice and Delft. She researched and taught critical design and spatial theory at the Graz University of Technology and as a guest lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. In her current research she tries to trace a post neoliberal concept of design and innovation.

Miro Kocur

Dr. Miroslav Kocúr, PhD

Miroslav Kocúr works at the non-profit organization LEAF, focusing on the support of young people who run innovative educational, business and non-profit projects. He was the first director of the C.S. Lewis Bilingual High School in Bratislava. He publishes regularly on socio-ethical issues and moderates a debate program on contemporary cultural-societal and philosophical-religious topics in cooperation with the Slovak Radio.

Katalin Teller

Katalin Teller, PhD

Katalin Teller is assistant professor at the Department of Aesthetics of the Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies at Eötvös Loránd University Budapest. She is working on international and interdisciplinary research projects on cultural techniques, migration literature, urban history and popular culture, recently at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society in Vienna. She regularly translates in the fields of cultural theory and history, as well as journalistic works.

Veronika Janyrova

Mag.a Veronika Č. Janýrová, MBA

Veronika Janýrová is project manager at The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), focusing on the organizational management of international research consortia and the coordination of EU-funded research projects. She is a simultaneous interpreter and has been engaged in numerous film, art, print and cultural productions with an Austrian-Czech dimension as well.



Petra Radeshcnig

Mag.a Petra Radeschnig


Petra Radeschnig is an organizational consultant, trainer and coach with systemic background. 2002–2004 she worked for the German and 2005–2007 for the Austrian development cooperation in Burkina Faso, West Africa. She has management and leadership experience in very diverse cultural contexts.