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EFA20 | Covid19

Dear friends of the European Forum Alpbach!

Containing the Coronavirus pandemic is currently the greatest challenge to Austria and other nations. As of now, the repercussions on our society are unforeseeable.

We adhere to the important measures of the Austrian Federal Government. This is why our team continues working from home for the time being. Health experts agree that it is too soon to make predictions about how the situation will have changed until August. Therefore, we assume that the European Forum Alpbach will take place as expected, from August 19th until September 4th, 2020. We are doing everything in our power to make the annual gathering of pro-European voices at the Forum Alpbach happen. Should the situation change substantially, we will inform about it immediately.

The official presentation of this year’s programme launch and the official start of registrations for the public has been moved to May 12th, 2020. In regards to the Scholarship Programme, we will execute the application and jury selection procedures as planned. Scholarship confirmations can be transferred to 2021 if this year’s Scholarship Programme has to be reduced because of the Coronavirus pandemic, i.e. because of travel restrictions. For questions regarding scholarships, please contact

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In order to find joint solutions to current challenges, we must build on the fundamentals of democracy, European unity, solidarity and dialogue. These fundamentals have guided the activities of the European Forum Alpbach for the past 75 years. We thank you for your patience and your trust. Let us stay strong together, help those in need and show the world what the Village of Thinkers is made of. The European Forum Alpbach is not “just” a conference. Alpbach is, wherever you are and wherever you act in the spirit of a united Europe and a solidary world.