Call for submissions: Joerg-Huffschmid Award 2017

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Dear Colleagues, a special “New Years Wish” – please find attached the call for applications for the


Below as well the call in English language.

Where applicable, we encourage you to hand in your work and/or pass the call on to colleagues of whom you thing they may be interested.

The Special New Years Wish, going with it: I hope we can use this as one of the Platforms on which collaboration against the conservative and right movements can be developed further.

All the best ,



In memoriam of the scientific work and the political engagement of the critical economist Joerg Huffschmid the call for the Jörg-Huffschmid-Award is published for the 4th time, awarding outstanding works in the field of Political Economy. The aim is to encourage in particular young scholars to take up on the tradition of critical thinking for which the name Jörg Huffschmid is an outstanding mark.

Joerg Huffschmid, who passed away in December 2009, at the age of 69 years, combined in his work astute analyses with a critique of capitalism and political reasoning. As one of the founders of the Arbeitsgruppe Alternative Wirtschaftspolitik, the EuroMemo group and member of the scientific council of attac and the Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation he aimed in his personal, political and scientific life on a socially just society, engaged against the supposed lack of an alternative as it had been suggested by mainstream economics. Therefore the four organisations publish since 2011 the call for the Joerg-Huffschmidt Award.

We invite final degree-theses on level of PhD, Magister, Master and Diploma. The selected PhD-thesis will be awarded with 1500 Euro, the other collected degree thesis will be awarded with 500 Euro. The work should be related to the field of Political Economy, and look, for instance at the following:

  •     finance, trade and industrial policy
  • alternatives to austerity and privatisation
  • militarisation of European foreign-, border-security and armament policies
  • working environment in the era of digitalisation
  • socio-ecological remodelling – the role of digitalisation
  • social and technological innovation and new economic systems

Encouraged are especially theses that apply an approach that brings different disciplines together, integrating economics and approaches from social and political science.

We will consider submissions that had been accepted since April 2015 by a European university/third-level institution in German or English language.[1] Applications are only accepted in electronic form, to be sent before or at the very latest on the 31st of March 2017 to the following address:

Please, attach the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Summary of 800 words, showing the link to the scientific work of Joerg Hufschmid
  • CV
  • Academic references that had been provided as part of the graduation process

Members of the Jury:

Axel Troost, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Mitglied des deutschen Bundestages; Birgit Mahnkopf, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Attac, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin; Claudia von Braunmühl, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Attac, Freie Universität Berlin; Gunter Quaißer, Arbeitsgruppe Alternative Wirtschaftspolitik, Duale Hochschule Baden- Württemberg; Heide Gerstenberger, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Attac, Universität Bremen; Jörg Hafkemeyer, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Universität der Künste Berlin; Peter Herrmann, EuroMemo Gruppe, Corvinus University Budapest; Silke Ötsch, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Attac, Soziologin; Thomas Sauer, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Attac, Ernst- Abbe-Hochschule Jena; consultative Bärbel Rompeltien

The awarding ceremony is planned for October/November 2017

Contact and further information

Peter Herrmann,, and Rahel Wolff,, Koordination Wissenschaftlicher Beirat von Attac Deutschland

You will get a more or less immediate conformation of the submission, if you do not receive this after a week, please contact both coordinators.

[1]            Submissions by members of the four organisations and members of the respective scientific councils will not be considered.

Prof. Dr. habil Peter Herrmann

EURISPES – Istituto di Studi Politici, Economici e Sociali
Via Cagliari 14
00198 Roma


University of Eastern Finland (UEF)
Department of Social Sciences
PL 1627
70211 Kuopio


Corvinus University
Institute of World Economy
Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations
Fővám tér 8
1093 Budapest

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