• The JVI is a regional training center founded in 1992 by Austria, the International Monetary Fund, and several other international organizations.
    The JVI is a regional training center founded in 1992 by Austria, the International Monetary Fund, and several other international organizations.
  • Our courses are geared to officials from Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.
    Our courses are geared to officials from Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.
  • About 80 courses per year are taught by the Austrian authorities, IMF, EBRD, EIB, OECD, World Bank, WTO, EC, JVI, and selected central banks.
    About 80 courses per year are taught by the Austrian authorities, IMF, EBRD, EIB, OECD, World Bank, WTO, EC, JVI, and selected central banks.
  • Since its establishment over 40,000 course participants have been trained at the JVI.
    Since its establishment over 40,000 course participants have been trained at the JVI.
  • We also hold special lectures to discuss both policy and capacity development, as for example during the visit of IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde.
    We also hold special lectures to discuss both policy and capacity development, as for example during the visit of IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde.
  • Annual  lectures by current ministers, governors and top public officials are a particular highlight (Hans Joerg Schelling, Austrian Finance Minister, June 2016).
    Annual lectures by current ministers, governors and top public officials are a particular highlight (Hans Joerg Schelling, Austrian Finance Minister, June 2016).
  • And Governor Robert Holzmann. Thanks to Austria and the IMF’s committed support, the JVI has been able to build capacity and foster effective cooperation across the region.
    And Governor Robert Holzmann. Thanks to Austria and the IMF’s committed support, the JVI has been able to build capacity and foster effective cooperation across the region.

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What We Do

The JVI provides policy-oriented training primarily to participants from countries in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. We offer courses in economics, financial sector analysis and management, trade policy, corporate governance, and related topics for public officials and selected private sector executives.

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF), the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and several other international organizations established JVI in 1992.

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Alumni Interviews

The very well-prepared course has broadened my angles from different perspectives of policy support measures. Thus, a selection of core and elective panels strengthened my proficiency in this special field and will enable me to use the outcomes of the course in my professional career in drafting the process of legislative acts.

Farahim Huseynzade, Central Bank of Azerbaijan, Virtual Course on Policy Support for the Private Sector (September 27 – October 1, 2021)

The virtual course on Fiscal Sustainability enhanced my understanding of fiscal developments and different channels that could impact countries long term debt stability. 

The course introduced participants with a practical analysis tool that can be used for evaluating debt sustainability and different debt development scenarios. In a group work we had a chance to practice this analysis for the country of one of our group members. I still have some homework to do - to apply this tool for my own country. I am eager to do so to have a stronger base for debt sustainability discussions as this is a hot topic in fiscal analysis. 

I was impressed how efficient a virtual course can be, and in case on site courses are not available I sincerely recommend applying to virtual ones. I missed visiting Vienna, but it was great to get new knowledge and expertise from the place I am at, and even there were no face-to-face meetings, enough time was planned for group work, discussions, and interaction with counselors. 

Ieva Opmane, Bank of Latvia, Virtual course on Fiscal Sustainability, July 19-30, 2021

This virtual course was well structured and very interactive. It helped me to better understand the monetary policy terms and the close links between liquidity management and the design of the monetary policy instruments that a central banks use. Learning about the implementation of some specific instruments by the ECB gave me a more clear perspective about the COVID-19 crisis. The lecturers were great and they answered many questions. 

Ms. Tamara Cristina Nicolae, National Bank of Romania, Virtual Course on Monetary Policy Implementation, March 8-12, 2021

Veronica Chicu

JVI virtual training on "Public Financial Management and Administrative Reforms" was very interesting and helpful. It provided me an opportunity to get acquainted with the PFAR measures in Austria. I really enjoyed all the topics and obtained a lot of practical knowledge. I appreciate all the effort put into the programme and would like to express my sincere gratitude to all organizers of JVI course and the lecturers for the great experience. 

Tatevik Manushakyan, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Armenia

The virtual online PFAR course, November 23-27, 2020

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Latest COVID-19 News

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 global health emergency, the JVI has now suspended its face-to-face training operations until further notice. Many of the former course offerings are now being delivered as virtual training events, for which we would encourage you to apply. In addition, the JVI is offering a series of webinars.


For the most up-to-date information please check our 2021 and 2022 course schedules.

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