Classroom Training

Topics and Languages
The JVI's training program consists mostly of one-to-two week courses on specialized topics and a 7-week course on Applied Economic Policy, with each course accommodating up to 30 participants. Each sponsoring organization offers courses and seminars in their areas of expertise. They are taught in English, with several providing simultaneous interpretation into Russian.

Target Audience
Training at the JVI is geared to public officials from our eligible target countries who seek to deepen their knowledge through policy-oriented training.

How to Apply
Courses are organized by the JVI’s sponsoring organizations and by other institutions, each of which determines the selection criteria, selects the participants, and takes responsibility for the logistical, financial, and other administrative arrangements for its courses. General information on arrangements and procedures can be found by clicking on the link to the respective organization: Austrian AuthoritiesAustrian Federal Ministry of FinanceEBRD, EIBIMFJVIOesterreichische NationalbankWorld Bank, and WTO.

Once selected, detailed information on administrative arrangements will be sent to participants in advance by the respective organization.

Code of Conduct
The JVI supports and follows the code of conduct implemented by the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development. Everyone at the JVI, including staff, lecturers and participants, are expected to adhere to this code.

Lecturers
The lecturers for JVI seminars and courses are drawn from the sponsoring organizations or from universities and research institutes. Most of the lecturers are practitioners in their field of expertise and are employed by the sponsoring organization. The JVI also employs 6 resident economists who teach a variety of courses, are involved with curriculum development, and carry out their own research on issues relevant to the JVI.

Costs
Participation in training at the JVI and all training materials are generally free of charge. Transportation to Vienna in most instances is paid for by the sponsoring organization; in some cases participants or their employers are responsible for transportation costs. For participants from eligible countries and institutions, accommodation is provided free of charge at the JVI Residence (or a nearby hotel). Eligible participants also receive a modest living allowance intended to cover the cost of meals and incidental expenses for the duration of the training.

Guests
Please note that participants are not permitted to have overnight guests in their rooms at the JVI Residence. If a spouse or guest wishes to travel to Vienna with a participant, they must make their own, alternative arrangements for accommodation in the city.

Health Insurance
Participants are covered by health insurance for a major part of medical and hospital expenses for the duration of their training at the JVI. These benefits, however, will not cover expenses incurred in connection with pre-existing medical conditions. Participants are responsible for medical expenses and will be reimbursed prior to departure.

Visa Requirements
For information on acquiring a visa for travel to Vienna, please click here.

 

Virtual Training

Topics and Languages
The JVI's virtual training program consists mostly of one-to-two week courses on specialized topics, conducted through WebEx, with each course accommodating up to 20 participants. Each sponsoring organization offers courses and seminars in their areas of expertise. The courses offered as virtual training are marked on the JVI schedule as “online courses”. They are taught in English.

Target Audience
Training at the JVI is geared to public officials from our eligible target countries who seek to deepen their knowledge through policy-oriented training.

How to Apply to virtual courses
Virtual training courses are organized by the JVI’s sponsoring organizations and by other institutions, each of which determines the selection criteria, selects the participants, and takes responsibility for the administrative or logistical arrangements. General information on arrangements and procedures can be found by clicking on the link to the respective organization: Austrian AuthoritiesAustrian Federal Ministry of FinanceEBRD, EIBIMFJVIOesterreichische NationalbankWorld Bank, and WTO.

Once selected, detailed information on administrative arrangements will be sent to participants in advance by the respective organization.

Browser Compatibility
Virtual training courses can be attended with all recent browsers and on all common devices including tablets and smartphones. Internet Explorer should be avoided, as it is outdated and no longer maintained.

We recommend to use up-to-date versions of Firefox, Chrome, Edge or Safari.

WebEx Guidelines
The JVI uses currently WebEx platform for virtual trainings. 

For virtual trainings which are mainly interactive, participants can mute and unmute their mikes as they need to ask questions or contribute to the class discussion.

Code of Conduct
The JVI supports and follows the code of conduct implemented by the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development. Everyone at the JVI, including staff, lecturers and participants, are expected to adhere to this code.

Lecturers
The lecturers for JVI virtual courses are drawn from the sponsoring organizations or from universities and research institutes. Most of the lecturers are practitioners in their field of expertise and are employed by the sponsoring organization. The JVI also employs 7 resident economists who teach a variety of courses, are involved with curriculum development, and carry out their own research on issues relevant to the JVI.

Costs
Participation in virtual training courses at the JVI and all training materials are generally free of charge. 

 

Webinars

Topics and Languages
The JVI also offers 1.5 hour long webinars in English language. The webinars’ program concentrates on specialized topics, conducted through WebEx. List of upcoming webinars can be found in the training section on the JVI website.

Target Audience
Webinars are more widely open to any public official with interest in the topic presented.

How to register to Webinars
Registration for webinars can be completed by filling in a registration form available on the JVI´s website, under the respective webinar description. The deadline to register is by noon on the day the webinar takes place.

Browser Compatibility
Webinars can be attended with all recent browsers and on all common devices including tablets and smartphones. Internet Explorer should be avoided, as it is outdated and no longer maintained.

We recommend to use up-to-date versions of Firefox, Chrome, Edge or Safari.

WebEx Guidelines
The JVI uses currently WebEx platform for webinars. 

For webinars, only the presenters and panelists are seen.  Participants’ mikes are muted by the host and cameras are off. The questions are asked in writing in the Q&A section.

Lecturers
The lecturers for JVI webinars are drawn from the sponsoring organizations or from universities and research institutes. Most of the lecturers are practitioners in their field of expertise and are employed by the sponsoring organization. The JVI also employs 7 resident economists who teach a variety of courses, are involved with curriculum development, and carry out their own research on issues relevant to the JVI.

Costs
Participation is free of charge. Presentations are available on the JVI website after the event.

 

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