Forum Velden

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Forum Velden
founded in the year 2007
City Klagenfurt
address c/o Alpswind GmbH, Bahnhofstrasse 53, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
founder Walter Prutej, Gottfried Haber
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 8.06.2014

The following coordinate was not recognized: 46.618613;14.312491.The following coordinate was not recognized: 46.618613;14.312491. The Forum Velden is a economic networking platform and pursues no particular political agenda. We are interested because Gottfried Haber is a cofounder.

Organizational Structure and Funding


c/o Alpswind GmbH, Bahnhofstrasse 53, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee


Executive board

People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).

Working mode, goals

Organizes among others yearly CEE-Wirtschaftsfora. Doesn't produce any publications.


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.

  • Economic Cooperation

Addresses entrepreneurs and academics in the CEE-countries.