Alois Mock Institut

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Alois Mock Institut
founded in the year 2012
City St. Pölten
Country Austria
Legal form e.V.
address Ferstlergasse 8, 3100 St. Pölten
founder Wolfgang Sobotka, Heinz Boyer, Sonja Gobara, Gottfried Haber, Alois Huber, Wolfgang Mazal
Virtual Networks A "Virtual Network" is a group of Think Tanks identified by certain semantic and normative (ideological) commonalities (e.g. climate change scepticism). Such a virtual network constitutes a research field that differs from the study of formal networks. Formal networks are real in the sense of officially acknowledged and immediately open to empirical validation. Virtual networks on the other hand display shared ideas. Social network analysis tools can be applied to find out if or to what extent virtual networks are real networks that display linkages (membership in networks, personnel, resources etc.). Unconnected think tanks in turn can be considered special cases in need of explanation independent from network structures (unless we have to assume invisible, hidden or covered ties). Think Tanks in Austria (case study)
Last revision 28.05.2017

The following coordinate was not recognized: 48.206166;15.635016.The following coordinate was not recognized: 48.206166;15.635016. The institute elaborates on prospective developments in society and economy especially the workplace of the future, and the financial dependability of health care.

Organizational Structure and Funding

Only organisational body is an advisory council. It is a registered association.


Ferstlergasse 8, 3100 St. Pölten


Advisory board

People advising the Think Tank (mainly in scientific questions)

Working mode, goals

Main project was a series of events under the title of "Trends 20.30"


We used the DGs of the EU to generate a basic list of topics. This list is going to be steadily extended. However we try to preserve a persistent list of topics.