Dialogue needs knowledge, experience and practice.

Collage Novizenhof Akademie Adam

Understanding and communication, movement and change ADAM designs, advises and accompanies retreats and offers the space for them. The objective is to support cross-border, international and intercultural encounters of scientists, employees or managers from all walks of life, as well as artists, people working in the cultural field and all other interested people, so that they can deal with important professional issues with more peace and reclusion than in everyday life. In addition, retreats can be designed that focus on personal encounters and development, on inspiration, as well as spirituality, reflection, contemplative approaches and movement in nature.


ADAM promotes the transfer of knowledge about the Western Balkans with concepts and, with its partners and networks, the exchange of schools and experts from South Eastern Europe and Styria. The project includes lectures and workshops as well as other activities that contribute to a better understanding and a fruitful dialogue with the neighbouring region of the Western Balkans, which is so important for Austria.


The Urban Anthropology Program (UAP) is a joint programme between ADAM and local collaborators. This programme should serve as a bridge between cultures, the exchange of knowledge, cooperation in arts and cultural productivity. Cities have always been the nodes of thinking and arts. The UAP covers themes that span but are not limited to: performing and plastic arts, heritage management and intercultural cooperation, social development, climate and environment in the context of urban development and planning.

Academy for Dialogue Application and Mediation