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Community Call


Community Calls aim to strengthen the network of the Alpbach Community through enhancing exchange on a regular basis. 

Starting in December 2021, the European Forum Alpbach together with its partner ERSTE Group offers a monthly reunion in which young, outstanding Europeans and gamechangers who have the courage to change Europe will present their ideas and initiatives. 

Because we #believeineurope.  

The Community Calls will be held in English and everyone can take part. For more information on upcoming calls and registration please read below.


Upcoming Community Call on Monday, January 31, 2022, 18:00-19:00 (CET): Democracy in the making: Why civic education matters

In our January edition of the Community Call, we’ve partnered up with The CIVICS to explore the topic of civic education in Europe. In the spotlight will be initiatives with a focus on strengthening democratic competences: and aula form a cross-national partnership in Switzerland and Germany that aims to make participation more tangible for teenagers. We will also welcome Botond Feledy, Tipping POint Consultin director, who brings extensive expertise on civic education in Hungary. In our conversation, we will look at regional disparities and explore solution-oriented approaches to strengthening civic education in Europe.

The call will be moderated by Louisa Slavkova, Co-founder and Managing Partner, The CIVICS. and Aula are one of six processes that have been selected by ANSTOSS Demokratie for further implementation. More information on ANSTOSS Demokratie can be found here.

The link to the online meeting will be sent to you after registering.  




Thursday, 16 December 2021, 18.30-19.30 (CET)

To kick off the series, we will focus on the topic “Debates in Polarizing Times – Initiatives from Civil Society” on 16 December. With Daiel Privitera from streitgut, a platform which develops innovative formats for democratic debates in social media, and Aleksandra Mirkowicz, member of the winning team “A New Reality – Exploring Our Common Ground” at the Alpbach Challenges, we will discuss how debating culture – in the online and offline world – can be strengthened.  

Streitgut is one of six processes that have been selected by ANSTOSS Demokratie for further implementation. More information on ANSTOSS Demokratie can be found here.