27 August - 30 August

Austria in Europe Days

Scholarship Holders

The Forum for those who shape Europe from an Austrian perspective.

To define Austria’s role in Europe and vice versa, the Austria in Europe Days mark the season opening of Austrian politics. Key actors of civil society, business, and parliament take part in the familiar EFA formats (hikes, chats, stages, workshops, rituals) in order to productively engage with each other and the next generation.


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First Vice-President of the European Parliament Othmar Karas, President of Moldova Maia Sandu, President of the EFA Andreas Treichl and Austrian Federal Chancellor Karl Nehammer at the "Opening – The New Europe".

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Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology Leonore Gewessler and Founder and Director of the gross:medie e.U. Gerald Gross at the "TEC Opening and RTI Talk".

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Laura Kövesi, European Chief Prosecutor, and Alma Zadic, Austrian Minister of Justice, at the chat session "Uneasy Partners? The EU’s Dealings with Autocratisation at Home and Abroad".

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Social get-together with food and drinks.

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Robert Holzmann, Governor at Austrian National Bank, at the stage session "Inflation: Can Central Banks Cope?".

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Boris Vujčić, Croatian economist, university professor, and the Governor of the Croatian National Bank in a spontaneous session.

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Karoline Edtstadler, Federal Minister for the EU and Constitution, and Jovana Marovic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of European Affairs, Government of Montenegro, at the chat session "What Does the War in Ukraine Mean for the EU’s Enlargement Process?".

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Tyrol Day Opening.

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Ivan Krastev, Chair of the Board of the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Kirill Rogov, Fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences and Michael Kofman, Research Program Director, Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) in the chat.

Line up of our highlight sessions

Next Exit: Fossil Fuels?

The most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) clearly states that the global community cannot allow for the implementation of new fossil fuel extraction projects if it really wishes to effectively limit global warming. What changes does it need for EU energy policy to pursue this goal effectively and which kind of narrative will bring all actors on board

Keeping Pace in the New Space Race

Outer Space is becoming increasingly important for our everyday lives, including for security and defence, as war in Ukraine has shown. However, space is an increasingly contested domain with actors such as China, Russia or the United States heavily investing in new capabilities. How can Europe keep up in this new space race and safeguard its security interests in space?

Feminist (Counter-)Revolutions

The feminist (counter-)revolutions in Iran and Afghanistan illustrate the ongoing fight of women in order to obtain more rights and autonomy in patriarchal societies. Despite significant challenges, danger and repression, women have continued to mobilise and push for change. How can these efforts be successful in both the short and long-term?

Today's Youth: No Finance, which Future?

Today's economic challenges of high inflation, low growth and low interest rates have affected different parts of our societies in different ways. This poses a long-term challenge, particularly for young people trying to finance a home and save for their retirement. How can we secure the financial future of our youth? What is the role of digital transformation, state intervention or capital markets?

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About European Forum Alpbach

The European Forum Alpbach is a space and place for the emergence of reflection and action.

It brings together young people from Europe and from all over the world with the most innovative minds from politics, business, civiI society, culture, and science to drive ideas for a strong and democratic Europe.

With this diverse, intergenerational, and interdisciplinary community, the Forum influences key actors throughout the European continent to facilitate their learning and decisions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I come to the Austria in Europe Days in Alpbach?

The Austria in Europe Days are your go-to if you…

  • would like to meet key actors of Austrian and international politics, business and civil society.
  • want to play an active part in the Austrian contribution to a strong and democratic Europe.
  • wish to anchor a common European vision in Austria.

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How do I get to Alpbach?

Coming to Alpbach by public transport is easy. There are bus services from the train stations Wörgl, Jenbach and Brixlegg to Alpbach. The closest airports to Alpbach are Munich and Innsbruck airport. From there, you can easily take a train to one of the above-mentioned stations. Please visit the Austrian National Railway Service to find your connection: https://www.oebb.at/en/. Note that all relevant information about public transport will be updated shortly briefly before the start of the European Forum Alpbach.

How many people will be attending?

Last year, close to 3,800 participants from around 100 nations, among them 600 young scholarship holders, came to Alpbach to engage in debate and find common solutions to the most pressing issues of our time.

European Forum Alpbach brings together young people from Europe and from all over the world with the most innovative minds from politics, business, civil society, culture, and science to drive ideas for a strong and democratic Europe.

How much does the ticket cost?

All necessary information you can find here.

Do you offer reduced tickets?

The European Forum Alpbach provides a limited amount of 50% reduced tickets for people who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Representative of a registered NGO
  • Representative of a start-up company
  • Younger than 35 years of age and living or working outside of Austria
  • Member of a scientific organisation

People who meet these criteria and would like to participate at the European Forum Alpbach can apply for one of the limited reduced tickets.

To apply follow this link.

You will be notified via email if your application has been approved. Once your application is approved, you will be able to buy your reduced ticket.

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