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The first week of the European Forum Alpbach offers the possibility for intense discussion related to the general topic. Scientists from different fields come to Alpbach for presentations and discussions. The seminars span of six half-days, allowing participants to take part in two different seminars.

After the formation of the seminars on Thursday, August 15, 2002, the seminar groups of seminar 1, 3, 5, 7 meet daily (except Sunday) from 9.00 to 12.00 from August 16-22.

The seminars 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 meet daily from 1.30 to 4.30 pm. from August16-21 (Sunday from 2-5pm)

The seminar languages are given on the following pages and are subject to change. Simultaneous translation for seminars can not be provided. More detailed information on the individual seminars as well as biographies con be obtained from our homepage of the office of the Austrian College.


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mitREDen Breakout


15:00 - 16:00 Formation of the Seminars Plenary


Seminar 8 Cultural Globalization Seminar
Seminar 4 The Earth as a Geo/Bio/Ecosystem Seminar
Klavierworkshop Seminar
Seminar 9 Sustainable Economics Seminar
Seminar 6 Achieving Civil Society Seminar
Seminar 2 Brain and neuronal networks Seminar


Seminar 3 Networks in Evolution Seminar
Seminar 7 Networks and Labor Seminar
Seminar 5 Fundamentals of Law and Morality Seminar
Seminar 1 Language and Communication Seminar


15:00 - 17:00 Kulturgespräch Neue Medien machen neue Künste Plenary
18:30 - 20:30 Abendveranstaltung Poppers Bedeutung heute Plenary


15:30 - 17:00 Law, Moral and Civil Society Plenary


15:00 - 17:00 Cultural Globalization Plenary


15:00 - 17:00 Zukunftsmarkt Mediation Plenary