Useful Information

Food and drink

There is a large cafeteria on the premises of Vienna International Center (VIC). The menu is different every day and offers a wide range of international hot and cold foods. There are also several coffee bars on the premises, namely on the 2nd, 4th and 7th floors. The prices are affordable both in the cafeteria and coffee bars. There are also vending machines on the ground floor for drinks and snacks.


You can access free Wi-Fi on the premises of the VIC. 

Tourist information

The Tourist Information offices have several locations in Vienna, including Albertinaplatz, Vienna Airport, and Vienna Main Station (Hauptbahnhof). 


If you are a citizen of a country in the European Union, you do not need a Visa to enter Austria.  Citizens from Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Norway and the USA (plus many other countries) do not require to a Visa, if the stay does not exceed 90 days. We suggest you check the current visa requirements for your country in advance.


Most banks are open from 09:00-16:00 on weekdays. They are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, but ATM machines can be accessed at most branches at any time.  There is an ATM on the premises of the VIC.


The international dialing code for Austria is +43.

Emergency numbers

112 General emergency
118 xxx Directory assistance services
122 Fire brigade
133 Police
140 Mountain rescue
144 Ambulance


One of the main hospitals in Vienna is Allgemeine Krankhaus.

Address: Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 1090 Wien, Austria

Phone: +43 1 404000


230V, 50 Hertz AC is used in Austria

Plugs – Standard European socket with two-pin plugs.


In restaurants and bars it is usual to tip around 10-15% if you are happy with the service. However, tipping is uncommon in hotels.

Useful phrases

Hello/ “Good Day” Grüß Gott
Thank you Danke
Please Bitte
Entrance Eingang
Exit Ausgang
Train station Bahnhof
Bus station Bushaltestelle
Central bus stop ZOB
Airport Flughafen
Train approaching the station Zug fährt ein
Next station Nächste Station / nächster Halt
Cash machine Geldautomat
Doctor Arzt
Hospital Krankenaus (in Bamberg called Klinikum)



  • The 7th ECPR General Conference took place at Sciences Po Bordeaux, Domaine Universitaire.
    4-7 September, 2013


Section: Transnational Organised Crime in a Globalised World


Transnational organised crime is undoubtedly considered and perceived as a dangerous threat. The political and academic consensus, however, stops here, as the way towards a common definition and authentic multilateral policies and strategy seems to be very long and troubled. The major transformations dealing with global security and its political, economic, cultural and social implications on the international community are part of the scholarly debate. Nevertheless, any serious and competent discussion on TOC – aiming at being also policy-oriented – should consider a larger set of variables (ability to perform at a global level, mobility, organisational capacity), several actors (convergence with terrorism, paramilitaries, corrupted state officials and representatives), several levels of action (economics, society, virtual space, politics), and of governance (national, bilateral and multilateral cooperation). Furthermore, a deep interdisciplinary approach, as well as a genuine dialogue with practitioners, would constitute the ideal framework for such overall analysis. The section wishes to contribute to this discussion by welcoming theoretical papers, as well as empirical and/or comparative ones.
The idea for this section stemmed from discussions within the ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime, which revealed the need to provide a meeting point where graduate students, advanced researchers, established academics and practitioners could discuss their projects. Considering the disciplinary diversity existing in this area, this section could be instrumental in building bridges across academic traditions by considering theoretical and methodological frameworks, research questions and empirical data.


Section Chair 
Helena Carrapico
Aston University


Section Co-Chair 
Daniela Irrera
Università di Catania




P230 Organised Crime Governance and Organisational Studies View Panel Details
P231 New Trends in Transnational Organised Crime: A Look into Cyber Crime and Trafficking of Human Beings View Panel Details
P274 Putting OC in Place: How Situational Crime Prevention can Inform Enhanced Policy Design View Panel Details
P346 The Internal/External Continuum in Transnational Organised Crime View Panel Details
P375 The Role of Transnational Organised Crime in the Context of States in Transition/ States in Crisis View Panel Details
P391 Transnational Organised Crime and ‘Gangster Politics’: Exploring Synergies between the Licit and Illicit Worlds View Panel Details
P392 Transnational Organised Crime and Terrorism: Different Peas, Same Pod? View Panel Details
P393 Transnational Organised Crime, Corruption and State Infiltration View Panel Details