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8. INTERNATIONAL SPRING ACADEMY 2017; 04. 05. – 07. 05. 2017

Transcultural and Transgenerational studies in groups

with Sociodrama and Psychodrama

04. 05. – 07. 05. 2017
Hotel Maestral / Novigrad (Istria, Croatia)

The international spring academy focuses on sociodrama and resource based psychodrama used in case of short-term interventions like in crisis, for working in an open space, for teaching, counselling, psychoeducation, and in workshops. Working with groups in various fields, professionals have to handle conflicts caused by real and imagined differences between cultures, generations, religions and ideologies. Sociodrama is a group centred approach dealing with inter-group relations and collective ideologies. It puts an eye on collective factors and provides techniques to work successfully even in large groups.

During the Annual meeting of the European Federation of Psychodrama Training Organizations 2009, representatives discussed the possibility of building up a network between universities and private training institutes in order to use the strengths of each partner. An International summer academy was the first step that was taken on this way. Trainers and trainees of psychodrama and students who were interested in the method should meet to work on a certain topic and learn with the help of the psychodramatic and sociodramatic method. The aspect of transcultural encounters and their development during the meeting should be focused first. The 8th spring academy now is organized by the representatives of the participating Universities. The network of Universities and private institutes which offers a psychodrama training or courses should enhance the quality of training and the reflection on action methods in general. International cooperation and a stronger scientific orientation are intended.

Intercultural exchange, research in action, training in psychodrama and sociodrama: Students of different countries study in action their personal change regarding their relationship with foreign and unknown people by working with sociodramatic methods in two group settings (large and small group).

Participants: 10-20 students of each university and institute are invited to participate. They get tasks according to their training level.

Method: Psychodrama, Sociometry and Sociodrama

Place: Novigrad (Istria) is a small village with an eventful history that dates back into ancient Greek times. Originally built on a small peninsula with a natural harbour it was target of many attacks. Many cultures left their traces there. Greeks, Romans, Venetians, Turks, French and Germans fought, conquered, destroyed, lived and left the village.

Trainers: Jutta Fürst (Austria), Hannes Krall (Austria), Valerie Monti Holland (Great Britain), Hedva Novich (Israel), Vladimir Milosevic (Serbia), Vedran Korusic (Croatia).

Thursday, 04.05.2017
16:00 Registration
17:00 Warm up (Large group)
Friday, 05.05.2017
09:00 Workshops (Small group)
19:00 Reflection (Large Group)
Saturday, 06.05.2017
09:00 Workshops (Smallgroup)
19:00 Reflection (Large Group)
Sunday, 07.05. 2017
09:00 Large group
12:00 Closure (Large Group)
The registration fee depends on the regulations of the institute a student is coming from. Please contact the responsible person in your institute.

Hotel Maestral (Novigrad)****
Half board per person per day:
– In a double room – 46 € incl. tax
–  In a single room – 60 € incl. tax
– Lunch supplement: 10,- €
All rooms: air condition, Internet connection, SAT-TV, telephone, safe, fridge/mini bar, shower/bath WC.
The price includes welcome drink, unlimited swimming in the indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, fitness.
Accompanying persons must only pay the Hotel costs.



Institute for Psychosocial
Intervention and
Communication Research
Contact person:
Dr. Jutta Fürst     Leopold Franzens Uni Innsbruck


Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
und Bildungsforschung
Contact person: a.o. Prof. Dr. Hannes Krall

                                                        Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt


Contact person:
Hedva Novich M.A.

The College for Academic Studies


Institute for Psychodrama Belgrade, Serbia
Contact person: Dr. Vladimir Milosevic

Institut za psihodramu



Contact person: Vedran Korusic  Centar za psihodramu



Contact person:
Valerie Monti Holland

The UK Sociodrama and Creative Art Network