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Paul Stepan

stepan@fokus.or.at

Economist

 

Fields of expertise

Cultural and media economics

Cultural policy

Economics of copyright and intellectual property rights

Screen industry

Incentive compatibility for subsidies

Mechanism design

 

Education

2002 Magister in economics at the University of Vienna

 

Current Positions

Since 2007 senior researcher and chairman and founding member of FOKUS – institute for cultural and media economics

Since 2009 lecturer at the University for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

Since 2017 researcher/lecturer at Palacký University Olomouc

 

Former Positions

2016 – 2017 Austrian delegate to the EU OMC working group on digital audience development

2011 – 2014 Managing director of Eurozine – Gesellschaft zur Vernetzung von Kulturmedien mbH

2011 Lecturer at the M.A. programme “cultural production”, University of Salzburg

2009 – 2015 Managing director of the art festival Soho in Ottakring

2008 – 2010 Austrian delegate to the EU OMC working group on cultural and creative industries

2003 – 2007 Assistant of Prof. Ruth Towse at the Erasmus University Rotterdam

2001 – 2002 Alternative civilian service

1999 – 2000 Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS)

1997 – 2003 Freelance researcher

Monika Mokre

mokre@fokus.or.at

Political Scientist

 

Fields of expertise

Cultural politics

Politics and arts

International relations

European democracy and public sphere

European identities

Gender studies

 

Education

2010 Habilitation in political science

1991 PhD in media and communication research

 

Current Positions

Since 2009 Senior researcher at the institute for cultural studies and history of theatre, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Since 2011 Lecturer at Webster University Vienna

Since 2015 Lecturer at the University of Arts, Belgrade

Since 2011 Chairwoman of eipcp, european institute for progressive cultural policies

Since 1997 Founding member and member of the board, FOKUS – Institute for cultural and media economics

Since 2014 Deputy chair of the advisory panel on cultural diversity of the Austrian commission for UNESCO

Since 2007 Lecturer (cultural politics and cultural economics) University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

 

Former Positions

2016 Visiting professor for asylum and migration policies at the department of political science, University of Vienna

2011-2012 Lecturer at Rosa-Mayreder-College, Vienna

2011 Research fellow at the institute for advanced study Konstanz

2011 Lecturer and coordinator at the M.A. programme “Cultural Production”, University of Salzburg

2010 Lecturer at the TU Vienna, the “Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space”

2008 – 2009 Chairwoman of OeGPW – Österreichische Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft

2004 – 2009 Research fellow and deputy director of EIF, Institute for European Integration Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences

1998 – 2003 Research fellow at IWE, research unit for Institutional Change and European Integration, Austrian Academy of Sciences

1997 Founding member and chairwoman of FOKUS – institute for cultural and media economics

1992 – 1998 Research fellow at the research unit for Socio-Economics, Austrian Academy of Sciences

1988 – 1991 Research fellow and from 1991 junior executive of Synthesis Wissenschaftsholding m.b.H.

Martin Kitzberger

martin.kitzberger@gmail.com

Economist

 

Fields of expertise

Cultural and media economics

Cultural policy

Economics of copyright and intellectual property rights

Screen industry

 

Education

2015 – 08/2016 Master of Arts in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship at Erasmus University Rotterdam

2010 – 10/2014 Bachelor of Science in Economics at University of Vienna

 

Current Positions

2017 Policy ocer Austrian National Youth Council

2017 Researcher at FOKUS – Insitiute for Cultural and Media Economics

 

Former Positions

2017 Assistant director Schauspielhaus Vienna dramaturgical cooperation and assistant work during the play Agora by Robert Misik and Milo Rau

2016 – 2017 Scientic assistant Gesundheit – Österreich GmbH

2015 Intern Vienna Independent Shorts film festival

2015 Database management and PR at the publishing company Kremayr & Scheriau

2014 Intern Ars Electronica Festival

2012 – 2013 Trainee Golden Girls Filmproduction Company