Ombudswoman | Code of Conduct

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20 Aug, 2022


Watch out for each other. Maintaining a respectful and safe community is everybody's responsibility. We are introducing the EFA22 Ombudswoman and Code of Conduct.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct is a reminder of what the European Forum Alpbach stands for. Each and every one of us is asked to preserve Alpbach as a peaceful place where all participants feel safe, welcome and included.

In case you feel the Code of Conduct/ Coc is not being respected or you aren’t sure where to take your concern, the EFA ensures the presence of an ombudsperson on site. Please refer to the contact details of this person on our website and on various posters placed throughout the event area in Alpbach.

You are encouraged to identify yourself to facilitate communication, but you may also choose to remain anonymous. The EFA will guarantee to protect your identity towards third parties.

Who is the Ombudsperson?

Irmgard Kirchner, studied Cultural Anthropology and Psychology in Vienna (Ph.D) and was trained as conflict mediator. She taught Intercultural Communication and Conflict Management at Vienna University and works as journalist, trainer, and facilitator.


Need someone to talk? If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please contact Ombudswoman Dr. Irmgard Kirchner