Recent Events

The Diplomatic Academy, ClubDA as well as its local chapters organise a broad variety of events for DA alumni and students. We invite you to check out our photo gallery and take a look at our recent activities. Here, participants can revive some pleasant memories and those interested in joining future events may find some “appetisers”.

Photo Galleries
  • Frauen im Gespräch: Margit Fischer, 16 January 2017Last Updated On: 17/01/2017

    Im Rahmen der sechsten Auflage der ClubDA-Veranstaltungsreihe "Frauen im Gespräch" las Österreichs ehemalige "First Lady" Margit Fischer aus ihrer Autobiografie "Was wir weitergeben" und erzählte in der anschließenden Diskussion emotional und berührend aus ihrer Familiengeschichte, von ihrer Arbeit als Vorsitzende des Vereins ScienceCenter-Netzwerk - insbesondere wichtigen Initiativen im Bildungsbereich - und von ihrer Zeit als "First Lady" der Republik.

  • St Nicholas Party & Meet and Greet, 5 December 2016Last Updated On: 06/12/2016

    Each year ClubDA organises a Meet and Greet with DA’s students to strengthen the ties between alumni and students, to get to know each other and simply have a good time. This year more than 40 alumni and students came to the DA Bar to celebrate.

  • Berlin Chapter Thanksgiving Dinner, 25 November 2016Last Updated On: 28/11/2016

    Ten DA alumni and friends gathered at Diana Bank’s new place for this second Thanksgiving Dinner of ClubDA’s Berlin Chapter. DA and ClubDA thank Diana very much for hosting this event.

  • Guided Tour of Zurich's Opera House, 12 November 2016Last Updated On: 25/11/2016

    In cooperation with the Zurich chapter of alumni UNI Graz, ClubDA's Switzerland Chapter organised a guided tour of Zurich's Opera House followed by a casual get-together in one of the Opera's bars on 12 November 2016.

  • Frauen im Gespräch: Jutta Stefan-Bastl, 7 November 2016Last Updated On: 09/11/2016

    DA Alumni Hall of Fame member Jutta Stefan-Bastl, former Austrian Ambassador in Ljubljana, New Delhi and Tokyo, talked about the situation of women in Asia based upon her personal experiences in India, Japan and China.
    Welcome: Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger, Deputy Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
    Moderation: Lucia Kronsteiner, Head of Unit Sanctions, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

  • Weinlese / grape harvest at Röschitz, 22 October 2016Last Updated On: 09/11/2016

    For the third time ClubDA organised a grape harvest event, this time at Röschitz/Lower Austria. After a short introduction, the group of 15 alumni, students and friends of the DA went to and worked in the vineyards of award-winning Weingut Gschweicher.

  • 18th International Alumni Meeting, 1-2 July 2016Last Updated On: 12/07/2016

    50 years after the students of the first Diploma Programme graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, more than 270 alumni and friends returned to the Academy for its 18th International Alumni Meeting. After ClubDA's annual General Assembly on Friday, the DA Sommerfest was a great opportunity for alumni to meet old and make new friends amongst other alumni, recent graduates, students as well as partners and patrons of the Academy. On Saturday, 29 alumni and friends took the train to Slovakia's capital to enjoy lunch at Bratislava Castle overlooking the city, a guided walking tour of the Old Town and a wine tasting at Vinoteka Trunk. For the ride back to Vienna on the Danube River the group boarded the high-speed catamaran Twin City Liner.

  • ClubDA Outdoor Weekend 2016: Weinviertel, 26-28 May 2016Last Updated On: 30/05/2016

    On the Corpus Christi weekend 2016, ClubDA organised its 9th Outdoor Weekend. This time, the group took their bicycles out for a ride from Retz via Hanfthal, Laa an der Thaya, Falkenstein, Großkrut, Hohenau an der March and Angern an der March to Gänserndorf following the Kamp-Thaya-March cycling trail.

  • 10th Alumni Hall of Fame Talk: Diskussion zu Globalisierung und Wohlfahrtsstaaten, 9. März 2016Last Updated On: 10/03/2016

    Podiumsdiskussion mit Petra Bayr (Abgeordnete zum Nationalrat; Bereichssprecherin für Globale Entwicklung der SPÖ), Wendelin Ettmayer (Botschafter und Abgeordneter zum Nationalrat i.R.; Mitglied der DA Alumni Hall of Fame) und Claus Raidl (Präsident der Oesterreichischen Nationalbank; Vizepräsident des Europäischen Forums Alpbach).

  • 14th DA Ski and Snowboard Championships, 22 February 2016Last Updated On: 22/02/2016

    On 20 February 2016, the Diplomatic Academy and ClubDA invited to their 14th Ski and Snowboard Championships organised in cooperation with the Austrian Foreign Ministry and CDW at Stuhleck. Twenty students, alumni and staff took part.

  • Curling and Skating at Wiener Eistraum, 9 February 2016Last Updated On: 10/02/2016

    On 9 February 2016, more than 40 students and alumni joined us for curling (Eisstockschießen) and ice skating in front of Vienna's city hall. ClubDA's Vienna Chapter thanks stadt wien marketing gmbh for sponsoring this event for the fifth time.

  • St Nicholas Party & Meet and Greet, 3 December 2015Last Updated On: 05/01/2016

    Each year ClubDA organises a Meet and Greet with DA’s students to strengthen the ties between alumni and students, to get to know each other and simply have a good time. This year more than 40 alumni and students came to the DA Bar to celebrate.

  • Frauen im Gespräch: Gabriele Matzner, 1. Dezember 2015Last Updated On: 05/01/2016

    Gabriele Matzner, DA-Absolventin, ehemalige österreichische Botschafterin und Buchautorin, las im Rahmen der vierten Ausgabe der Reihe "Frauen im Gespräch" aus ihrem ersten Kriminalroman "Gefahr im Anzug".

  • "Landraub": Filmvorführung und Diskussion, 25. November 2015Last Updated On: 05/01/2016

    DA-Avsolvent Absolvent Christian Brüser (DLG 31) präsentierte seinen jüngsten, gemeinsam mit Kurt Langbein produzierten Dokumentarfilm „Landraub“ und stand interessierten Alumni für eine angeregte Diskussion zur Verfügung.

  • 7th Vienna Summer Meeting, 26 August 2015Last Updated On: 23/09/2015

    For seven years, ClubDA's Vienna Chapter has been organizing an annual alumni gathering in the summertime. What started out as the Chapter's inaugural meeting has become a cherished tradition. In 2015, 35 DA alumni and students came to the restaurant Zur Alten Kaisermühle for a memorable evening.

  • 17th International Alumni Meeting, 26-27 June 2015Last Updated On: 23/09/2015

    „Modern Art & Modern Technology“ was the theme of the DA Alumni Excursion 2015. First the group visited ESSL Museum in Klosterneuburg and enjoyed a guided tour of two exhibitions of Aboriginal Art and German Art since 1960. This was followed by a visit of the Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant, the only nuclear power plant worldwide that was completely constructed but never went into operation. Therefore, the group had the unique opportunity to visit the core of a nuclear reactor. Furthermore the participants learned a lot about nuclear power as well as the Photovoltaic Research Centre, which is planned to be set up at the site.
    The excursion was again part of the DA's International Alumni Meeting which took place for the 17th time. Every year, the DA invites its alumni back to the Academy for a programme including DA's famous Garden Party ("Sommerfest") as well as ClubDA's General Assembly on Friday and the alumni excursion on Saturday. The alumni weekend is closed with the traditional Heurigen sponsored by the City of Vienna.

  • ClubDA Outdoor Weekend 2015: Wachau, 14-16 May 2015Last Updated On: 23/09/2015

    On the 2015 Ascension Day weekend, ClubDA organized its 7th Hiking/Cycling Weekend for DA alumni and students. This year, 10 participants travelled to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wachau to enjoy the scenic landscape along the Danube River. During the program, the group visited the cities/villages of Krems, Stein, Dürnstein, Spitz and Willendorf.
    On Thursday, 14 May, the group followed the "World Heritage Trail" from Krems - including the picturesque historic old town – to Dürnstein.
    On Friday, 15 May, the group climbed more than 800 metres from the valley to reach the top of Jauerling mountain, Wachaus highest peak. There the group enjoyed a scenic view of the Wachau valley.

  • Frauen im Gespräch: Sophie Karmasin, 4. Mai 2015Last Updated On: 23/09/2015

    Sophie Karmasin, Bundesministerin für Familie und Jugend, war im Rahmen der dritten Ausgabe von "Frauen im Gespräch" zu Gast bei ClubDA-Vizepräsidentin Romana Königsbrun.

  • 8th Alumni Hall of Fame Talk: Discussion on the Ukraine Crisis, 19 February 2015Last Updated On: 28/01/2016

    On 19 February 2015, ClubDA invited to its 8th Alumni Hall of Fame Talk. After opening remarks by Director Hans Winkler, Wendelin Ettmayer, former Member of Parliament and Austrian ambassador, gave a keynote speech on the foreign policy concepts of Europe, the Russian Federation and the United States in light of the current crisis in Ukraine. For a discussion on this topic, Mr Ettmayer was joined on stage by Hans Winkler; Eva Nowotny, former Austrian ambassador to France, the United Kingdom and the United States; and Christian Stadler, professor of legal philosophy.

  • Curling and Skating at Wiener Eistraum, 17 February 2015Last Updated On: 23/09/2015

    On 17 February 2015, 15 DA alumni and students joined us for ice skating and curling at the "Wiener Eistraum" in front of Vienna's city hall.

  • 13th DA Ski and Snowboard Championships, 25 January 2015Last Updated On: 23/09/2015

    On 25 January 2015, 9 DA alumni and staff participated in the 13th annual DA Ski and Snowboard Championships.