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FAQs

Alpbach APP

As of this year, the European Forum Alpbach in cooperation with Superevent offers a Programme-App for  Smartphones (Android and iPhone) which allows you to receive all programme information and updates on your mobile phone.

Ombudsman

Since 2013 Monika Sommer works as “Ombudsmann” at the European Forum Alpbach. You can anonymously contact her for advice and help, proposals and complaints concerning discrimination:  +43 676 409 21 84.

Arrival in Alpbach

Upon arriving in Alpbach, please make your way to the Congress Centre Alpbach and register there. At our reception, which is open daily from 9am to 7pm, you will receive your access badge as well your conference folder containing the current programme and all information material.

Child Care

Conference Badge

The access badge received at registration entitles you to participate in the events of the European Forum Alpbach during the indicated period. The badge has to be carried visibly and is not transferable. The badge is enabled with a chip that allows you to print and photocopy documents at the publicly accessible printers. See Mobile Printing.

Currency Exchange/ATM

Raiffeisenbank Alpbach, Nr. 177, Tel.: +43 5336 5225, Mon – Fri 8:00 – 12:15, 14:00 – 17:00. Sat closed.
Sparkasse Alpbach, Nr. 172, Tel.: +43 50100 76430, Mon – Fri 8:00 – 12:00, 14:00 – 16:30. Sat closed.

Emergency Phone Numbers

Fire Brigade 122
Police 133
Mountain Rescue 140
Ambulance 144
European Emergency Telephone Number 112

Green Meeting

Green Meeting Alpbach is a project run by the European Forum Alpbach and the Congress Centre. It aims to make our event more sustainable and ecologically responsible. In July 2010, the Congress Centre and the European Forum Alpbach were awarded the “Umweltzeichen” for Green Meetings, the public certification from the Austrian Government.

Some of our measures
  • Environment-friendly print-products

  • Recycled office paper only

  • Free direct shuutle service to Wörgl station and back for easy access to the national train service. See our travel page for details.

  • Free evening shuttle service from Alpbach to accommodations.

  • Use and encouragement of train travel and carbon-offsetting

  • Fuel efficient car fleet

  • E-Bike rental service for our participants

  • Catering with regional, fair trade and organic products

  • Energy-efficient IT

  • Waste separation

How you can contribute

To ensure that the European Forum Alpbach will be an ecologically responsible event, we depend on your participation and co-operation. To help us, please:

  • Use the waste separation system provided in the Congress Centre

  • Return your plastic badge holders at the reception before you leave

  • Use the (evening) shuttle service we provide rather than cars

  • Travel to Alpbach by train rather than by plane or car

Thank you for helping us to keep Alpbach Green!

Internet Access

A free internet café can be found on the ground floor of the Primary School building (Volksschule). It is equipped with 20 computers (web access) and printers. Opening hours: 09:00 – 19:00.

In addition, free wireless lan is available in the Congress Centre Alpbach, Primary School and Secondary School.

Language and Interpretation

The conference languages are German and English. »Decisionmaking in the EU« will be held exclusively in English. The seminars and working groups will be held in either German or English. Please find further details in the programme.

The plenary meetings taking place in the Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal and the Liechtenstein-Hayek-Saal are translated simultaneously into English and German. Earphones and receivers can be lent at the door – please hand them back after the plenary meetings. Please note that most events in other venues are held in German or English without translation. For details, please see the inside of the programme.

Our special thanks goes to the interpreters who are kindly volunteering their service.

Mail and Fax service

At the reception on the ground floor of the Congress Centre incoming mail as well as fax messages can be collected.

Please contact our staff at the reception. Have mail sent to your name c/o Europäisches Forum Alpbach, Nr. 246, 6236 Alpbach, Austria; fax messages to +43 (5336) 600 501.

Medical Assistance

Dr. Bruno Bletzacher, No 744, Tel.: +43 5336 20044

Opening Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8:00 – 12:00; Mon, Fri 16:00 – 18:00; Wed 15:00 – 18:00; Tue afternoons and Wed morning by appointment only.

The pharmacy is located in the doctor’s practice. Opening hours as above.

Mobile Printing

In cooperation with Xerox Austria GmbH, the European Forum Alpbach provides a mobile printing service. Printers for free use (up to 100 pages per participant) can be found in the Congress Centre, in the internet café and in the Secondary School (Hauptschule). E-mail the message or document (attachment) you want to print to print@xerox4you.at. You will receive a PIN. To collect the printout, go to any of the printers, hold your access badge to the card reader and enter your PIN. The printers can also be used for photocopying,  scanning and e-mailing documents.

Postoffice

Postpartner, Nr. 785 (in the Spar supermarket), Tel.: +43 577 67 76 236, Fax: +43 577 67 86 236
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sat closed.

Venues

All Plenary Sessions take place in the Alpbach Congress Centre. It is the main contact point for all inquiries related to the events taking place during the Forum. In the Congress Centre, you will find the reception, the office of the European Forum Alpbach, the press centre, the office of the tourist association, the editorial department of the Alpbach Media Academy, as well as a snack bar. Other important locations hosting our events are:

  • Secondary School (Hauptschule Alpbach): hosts the Seminar Week and most of the working sessions
  • Elementary School (Volksschule Alpbach): hosts the Alpbach Summer Schools; free access to the internet for all participants is provided in the rooms on the ground floor
  • Neighbouring hotels: host individual working sessions, social events and most of the activities organised by the Standing Committee

Here you can find a map of the main locations in Alpbach. Our website and the printed version of the programme provide you with further important information. Unforeseen changes to the programme or venues will be posted on our website as well as on the bulletin boards.