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Seminar Week


The Seminar Week is the academic centrepiece of the European Forum Alpbach. The programme comprises 21 seminars devised and taught by internationally renowned academics. Its emphasis an open debate and its interdisciplinary atmosphere set the Seminar Week apart. This year, for example, we invite you to join forces with natural scientists and explore ways out of the climate crisis, to analyse the complex relationship between resilience and multilingualism under the guidance of anthropologists, or to team up with economists to examine the repercussions of the Eurozone crisis. The programme will also include four seminars with a focus on artistic skill and personal development.

The Seminar Week has been curated by the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Forum Alpbach under chairman Caspar Einem.

Detailed seminar descriptions continue to be published as the programme evolves.

Seminars 1 through 10 take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Seminars 11 through 21 take place from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Seminar 21 will be held twice, both in the morning and in the afternoon.

On Sunday, the seminars take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., respectively.

Seminar Week

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15:00 - 16:15 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2018 Plenary
16:15 - 16:30 The Last Days of Mankind – Opening Plenary
17:00 - 19:00 Presentation of the seminars Plenary
19:00 - 20:30 Bread and Wine Social


Seminar 10: The unknown world of microbiomes: from the environment to humans Seminar
Seminar 01: The EU and its eastern and southern neighbours: resilience as a strategic priority Seminar
Seminar 09: Economic shocks Seminar
Seminar 05: Resilience and development policy Seminar
Seminar 06: Precision medicine and its impact on society Seminar
Seminar 03: Gender dynamics in changing societies Seminar
Seminar 07: Minority politics in a comparative perspective Seminar
Seminar 08: Artificial intelligence and Ethics Seminar
Seminar 04: Physics meets economics – climate science and policy Seminar
Seminar 02: Digital transformation: Opportunities, risks, sustainability and resilience Seminar
Seminar 22: European Citizenship – Attitudes and Skills for a Democratic Youth Culture Seminar
Seminar 15: Ethics in Action: Economics and Sustainable Development Seminar
Seminar 16: Microbiome diversity vs. microbiological control Seminar
Seminar 12: Urban resilience to environmental challenges Seminar
Seminar 14: Linguistic diversity: A resource for individual and communal resilience Seminar
Seminar 17: Our work in our future Seminar
Seminar 21: Why is it called a play? Seminar
Seminar 18: Reproductive Rights Seminar
Seminar 13: Mission to Mars – Education for change Seminar
Seminar 11: European Security – Moving towards resilience? Seminar
Seminar 20: Spoken word poetry: The power of language Seminar
Seminar 19: Warrior of the Heart – Dojo Seminar


17:00 - 18:00 Online Disinformation: A guest lecture on journalism Plenary


16:00 - 19:00 FAN Reception Social
17:00 - 19:00 Reception Social


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