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Alpbach at a Glance

Key facts

Founded in 1945
Three weeks of seminars, symposia and debate
Every year in August in the Tyrolean mountain village of Alpbach, Austria
8 symposia, 1 seminar week, different summer schools and Professional Programmes
5000 participants from over 90 countries
700 scholarship holders
650 speakers
30 alumni organizations active in 19 countries

Former participants

Sir Karl Popper, Paul Feyerabend, Theodor W. Adorno, Peter Sloterdijk, Hans Albert, Ralf Dahrendorf, Vincenzo Cappelletti, James M. Buchanan, Friedrich A. von Hayek, Hermann Abs, Maria Schaumayer, Franz König, Sir John Eccles, Viktor Frankl, Helga Nowotny, Konrad Lorenz, Erwin Schrödinger, Elizabeth Blackburn, Salvador de Madariaga, Shirin Ebadi, Martti Ahtisaari, Ban Ki-Moon, Jacques Delors, Romano Prodi, Yitzak Rabin, Jacques Santer, Indira Ghandi, Jacques Diouf, Viviane Reding, Mario Monti, Klaus Regling, Josè Emanuel Barroso, Danuta Hübner, Erich Lessing, Hermann Nitsch, Yvonne Georgi, Arthur Koestler, H.C. Artmann, Ernst Bloch, Friedrich Torberg, Gottfried von Einem, Barbara Coudenhove-Kalergi, Werner Scholz, Ernst Krenek, Paula von Preradovic.

The organisation

The European Forum Alpbach is an independent non-profit association with a full-time organisational team. It is financed by participation fees as well as public-sector subsidies and private sponsoring. As an organisation, the European Forum Alpbach organizes the summer conference of the same name as well as several other events all around Europe throughout the year.
President: Franz Fischler (since 2012)
Vice Presidents: Caspar Einem, Sonja Puntscher Riekmann, Claus Raidl, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth
(All contributing on a voluntary basis)
Managing Director: Philippe Narval
The permanent office of the European Forum Alpbach is located in Vienna, Austria.