Vienna/Linz – Diplomacy and AI


ELSA WU Wien and ELSA Linz are thrilled to announce our upcoming Summer ELSA Law School! From July 1 - 8, 2024, Participants will be able to immerse themselves in the charm of not just one but two beautiful Austrian cities!

Our journey commences in Linz, nestled along the tranquil Danube River, boasting idyllic streets, historical treasures and a vibrant cultural tapestry. Following three nights in Linz, we embark on a voyage to Vienna, Austria's majestic capital, renowned for its opulent architecture, captivating scenery and famed coffeehouse culture, featuring delectable treats such as Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel.

Delving into the pivotal themes of Diplomacy & AI, our SELS promises a captivating exploration into these increasingly important realms. Through a blend of comprehensive workshops, insightful lectures, and immersive visits to esteemed institutions, we aim to provide profound insights into both fields independently as well as their synergistic interplay.

Beyond academia, our Programme offers a delightful immersion into Austrian culture. Indulge in Austrian cuisine, behold iconic landmarks like the illustrious Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, and partake in evenings brimming with the possibility of new friendships and amusement through our engaging social agenda.

For further details on our SELS, visit us on Instagram or reach out to us via email with any inquiries at sels.wuwien@at.elsa.org.

Join us for an unforgettable journey where knowledge meets cultural enrichment amidst the enchanting canvas of Austria's finest cities!

Participation fees
ELSA Member from a favoured country - 335€
ELSA Member from a non-favoured country - 375€
Members of a partner organisation – 410€
ELSA Alumni – 400€
Non-member - 430€
Extra fees
Gala Ball - 50€
SELS Vienna/Linz T-Shirt - 20€
Visit of the St. Stephan’s Cathedral and Tower- 15€
Linz and Vienna, Austria
Jugendgästehaus, Linz and B&B Meidling, Vienna
Number of participants
Date of arrival
Date of departure
Academic Partner
Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Johannes-Kepler University
SCWP Schindhelm Rechtsanwälte
LIT Law Lab
EY Law
Taylor Wessing
European Space Policy Institute
Parliament of Austria
Complexity of Academic Programme
Academic Programme

In Linz, our Programme will immerse Participants in the captivating world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), starting with a comprehensive introduction to this cutting-edge field. From there, Participants will delve into crucial topics such as anti-discrimination and copyright while also exploring the intricate legal and technical facets that shape AI’s impact. 

As we transition to Vienna, our focus will shift towards the diplomatic reals. Engaging lectures will illuminate the complexities of international business relationships and cross-border employment, providing Participants with invaluable knowledge in this area. Additionally, Participants will have the extraordinary opportunity to visit two esteemed institutions: the historic Parliament of Austria and the forward-thinking European Space Policy Institute. 

Here is the draft Academic Programme of our SELS (subject to change):

  • Monday
    • None (Arrivals)
  • Tuesday
    • Lecture on Introduction to AI
    • Lecture on AI & (Anti-)discrimination
    • Lecture on AI & Copyright
  • Wednesday
    • Workshop on The challenge of AI for legislation
  • Thursday
    • Lecture on Legal and Technical aspects of AI
    • Lecture on The relationship between diplomatic and corporate/company law with a focus on international business relationships and contracts
  • Friday
    • Lecture on Labor Law: Cross-border employment and promotion through diplomatic measures
    • Workshop on the European Space Policy Institute – learn about its operation and how AI influences and shapes its work!
  • Saturday
    • Visit to the Parliament of Austria
  • Sunday
    • None
  • Monday
    • None (Departures)
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