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The Forum in Alpbach

Every year since 1945, the “European Forum Alpbach” has been held in the Tyrolean mountain village of Alpbach. For almost three weeks Alpbach becomes the village of thinkers or, as Otto Molden, the founder of the Forum, called it, the “other magic mountain”. Speakers and participants from all parts of the world, from science, economics and politics, experts, decision-makers and students, come together in Alpbach to discuss current issues and to formulate interdisciplinary solutions. The open character of the events promotes a climate of tolerance for different opinions and contributes to overcoming national, ideological and disciplinary boundaries in a peaceful manner.

Teaservideo for the European Forum Alpbach

Now, more than 5,000 people from over 65 countries follow every year our invitation to participate in the European Forum Alpbach. The Forum is open to all those who are interested, and the events are held in German or English.

The programme of the European Forum Alpbach is divided into the following main parts:

Alpbach Symposia

These two to three-day conferences form the practice-oriented part of the Forum, dealing with the topics of health, international politics and Europe, economics and financial markets, technology and law. In addition to the symposia, the Forum offers shorter events of a similar format, such as the Tyrol Day, Artists in Discourse and a Higher Education Symposium.

Seminar Week

The Seminar Week is the academic heart of the European Forum Alpbach and is characterised by the space it gives to discussion, its interdisciplinary atmosphere and inter-generational dialogue. It is programmed according to the annual general topic by the Advisory Board, an interdisciplinary body of eminent scholars. For a week, Alpbach becomes a hive of innovative knowledge transfer with academic seminars as well as artistic and practical seminars.

Alpbach Campus

Under the guidance of renowned experts, participants have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in different fields and advance their professional skills. Alpbach Campus offers various professional programmes.

Forum Alpbach Network Committee (FANC)

The Forum Alpbach Network Committee is a group of scholarship alumni that supports all scholarship holders on site. Additionally, the FANC organises a diverse supporting programme on site that is specifically targeted at scholarship holders such as excursions, fire side chats, clubbings and sporting events.