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THE STRATEGY FACTORY

The Strategy Factory provides tools for future-oriented monitoring of relevant developments in the relevant areas and develops skills in strategic advice and thinking by using techniques such as an overview of trends and related socio-political and economic options.

It equips young talents interested in policy making with the necessary skills to translate research into policy. It enables them to make a real difference and kick-start their careers in strategic and operational political sectors. Collaboratively it enhances knowledge of how to create meaningful policy recommendations on the strategic level and apply a operational toolkit on the ground.

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Treffen des FSH-Projektteams in Wien. Bild: Thomas König, Shabka, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

The Strategy Factory is comprehensive, knowledge based and action-oriented.
It is hands-on policy making.

Making a full circle

POLICY-MAKING INSTRUMENTS

The aim of the Strategy Factory is to train junior professionals in policy-making and strategic thinking. In doing so, it makes a full circle: while encompassing strategic and operational aspects it offers junior professionals skill sets, instruments and an insight into conventions relevant to policy making. Together with experienced experts, state-of-the-art research is being translated into case study policy recommendations.

GEOSTRATEGIC FOCUS

By focusing on the wider aspects of international politics, the workshop dwelves into the realm of security, foreign and development policy as well as taking into account humanitarian aspects and a perspectives from international crisis and conflict management.
Selected case studies of today’s pressing challenges are being tackled with creative ideas, experienced insights and methodical approaches.

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Shabka at the Tipping Point Talks 2019 with Felwine Sarr

On 27 November 2019 Shabka participated at the 2019s Tipping Point Talks in Viennas Odean Theater. Curated by Verena Ringler, the Tipping Point talks convened a range of leading personalities from the worlds of civil society, politics and banking, including Erste Bank’s CEO Andreas Treichl, Marietje Schaake, Francis Fukuyama, Timothy Snyder and Felwine Sarr In afternoon Think Camp participants had the oportunity to discuss how we can realise a holistic concept of prosperity for all today? What will be private and

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Nachlese zum Syrian Futures Workshop | 18.11.2019

Syrien versank, wie auch andere Staaten in der Region, nach den Protesten 2011 in einem bis heute andauernden Bürgerkrieg. Mehr als die Hälfte der 22 Millionen Syrerinnen und Syrer flüchtete aus ihren Dörfern und Städten, viele sind bis heute nicht zurückgekehrt. Die Fluchtbewegungen einerseits und die teils intensiven Kämpfe andererseits haben bis heute große Auswirkungen auf die syrische Zivilgesellschaft.  Nach über acht Jahren Bürgerkrieg ist ein Großteil des Landes wieder unter der Kontrolle von Damaskus. Die Rückkehr zu normalen Verhältnissen

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Das war Shabka’s „Strategischer Herbst“

Unter dem Motto Denken-Handeln-Vernetzen bot Shabka im Herbst 2019 eine Reise durch die Welt der Strategie an. Dabei könnten die TeilnehmerInnen nicht nur die Grundzüge des strategischen Denkens und Handelns kennenlernen, sondern gleichermaßen praktische strategische Kompetenzen aufbauen und diese direkt bei einem strategischen Planspiel (Strategic Gaming 2019) anwenden. Den Auftakt dazu markierte unser Salon zum Thema Strategisch Denken und Handeln im September 2019, bei dem zwei Experten auf dem Gebiet nach theoretischen Inputs für Fragen und einen Austausch zum Thema

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Workshop on EU security policy making in the Western Balkans

As part of the World Youth Academy’s International Security Policy Summit that took place in Vienna from 07.11. to 09.11.2019, Shabka held a workshop on EU security policy. The workshop “From vision to action in security policy making” aimed at enabling critical thinking in today’s policy-making while highlighting the difficulties that come with it. The workshop was held by Shabka’s Co-Director Lukas Wank and focused on the developments in the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy over the last years,

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