Alpbach Community

European Forum Alpbach around the world

The European Forum Alpbach promotes intergenerational dialogue beyond boarders not only during its annual event but on a long-term basis. For many years, our network of former participants and contributors has connected people around the globe all with one goal: To generate new ideas, to spark action and to shape the future of Europe.

Forum Alpbach Network (FAN)


The time spent together at the EFA connects former scholarship holders over the course of many years and across national borders: There are more than 30 alumni organisations in 21 different countries! They organise successful scholarship programmes and various events throughout the year. In addition, there are more than 20 FAN-Ambassadors who provide information about the EFA Scholarship Programme and the Forum in their countries.

FAN Board

The Clubs elect a Board (FANB) which coordinates common activities, sets up priorities for the network and represents FAN within the Forum’s bodies and the broader public. We also nominate young experts who bring in their expertise in the work of Advisory Committees.

  • Jenni Zeller (Chair)
  • Klaudie Mrkusová (Vice Chair)
  • Florian Boschek
  • Andreas Maierhofer
  • Philipp Mendoza
  • Dorotea Neuberg

FAN Committee

The FAN Committee (FANC) is the Forum Alpbach Network’s main organising body during the European Forum Alpbach. Each year, a new team of FAN representatives is elected. They work the whole year to coordinate the social activities during the EFA main event.

  • Una Lukic (IG Vienna
  • Matthias Bauer (IG Vienna)
  • Clemens Schally (IG Vienna)
  • Abdullah Abdulrahim (IG Vienna)
  • Ana Beronja (Club Alpbach Croatia)
  • Ena Redzovic (IG Sarajevo)
  • Jennifer Lin (Scholarhsip holder from Taiwan)
  • Valeriia Shchyholieva (Scholarship holder from Ukraine)

FAN Ambassadors

Founded in 2015, the FAN Ambassador Programme was created with the aim of encouraging people from all over the world to join the FAN and to spread the spirit of Alpbach globally. FAN Ambassadors work in their regions of residence to inform people about the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to the European Forum Alpbach by hosting events, giving talks or creating and sharing webpages. Currently, EFA-Ambassadors come from the following countries: Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ghana, Hungary, India, Iraq, Israel, Korea (, Lebanon, Montenegro, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Turkey, USA, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

In case you want to get in touch with your respective ambassador please send an e-mail to: ambassador.(name of country as stated above)

Current active Clubs & IGs

Contact Person at EFA

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Bibimaya Larice

Unit Communities | Stakeholder Manager | Alumni Network

Africa Alpbach Network (AAN)


The Africa Alpbach Network (AAN) is another alumni network which was founded in 2019 with the headquarters in Ghana. Currently, it has 77 members in at least ten African countries. The AAN wants to provide a neutral and non-partisan space for young African intellectuals to engage in critical and problem-solving dialogue for its continent. With the support of the EFAF (European Forum Alpbach Foundation) and other well-meaning partners, the network believes that such a Pan-African movement will inspire and drive social and economic prosperity spearheaded by the youth and promote Africa-Europe integration in the long term.

AAN Board

The General Assembly (members of Africa Alpbach Network) elects the board to lead and run the network. The board coordinates common activities, sets up priorities for the network and represents AAN within the European Forum Alpbach. The board also manages the external image, partnerships and representations at broader public events.

  • Winnie Kisakye | Board Member & Finance Committee Lead
  • Thokozani Chilenga-Butao | Board Member
  • Alhassan Muniru | Board Member
  • Lydia Omuko-Jung | Board Member
  • Akosua Pepra | Board Member
  • Oyindamola Adegboye | Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement Committee Lead
  • Samuel Afadu | Media & Communications Committee Lead

Alpbach in Motion (AIM) Alumni Club

What is the AIM Alumni Club?

Alpbach in Motion (AIM) is a multi-day summit that takes place during the European Forum Alpbach event. It provides a platform for up to 40 committed talents from various business backgrounds to rethink leadership in the 21st century while connecting the next generation of decision-makers. The Alpbach in Motion Alumni club is an independent association of former AIM-participants who organise events and meet regularly for continuous exchange on how emerging leaders can facilitate change in their industries, networks and in a broader social context.

Benefits for club members

  • Get access to and (re-) connect with all generations of AIM from 2013 onwards.
  • Receive invitations to events that are hosted by former participants throughout the year such as company visits, social events or lectures.
  • Join a selected network and get involved in the activities throughout the year with exclusive insights into other companies and industries on an informal and personal level.

Get involved!

If you have been a participant of AIM, join the club and become part of a unique network that carries on and promotes the spirit of Alpbach.

The membership is free of charge and is exclusively addressed at former participants of Alpbach in Motion - Summit of Emerging Leaders.


AIM Alumni events and meet-ups are communicated via newsletter.