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#efa16 in 20 pictures

Italian sociologist Maria Grazia Galantino gave participants in the Seminar Week a sharper awareness of the destructive role played by organised violence in contemporary armed conflicts (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

Italian sociologist Maria Grazia Galantino gave participants of the Seminar Week a sharper awareness of the destructive role played by organised violence in contemporary armed conflicts (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

Actors from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, provided an insight into stagecraft in a creative drama seminar (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

Actors from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, provided an insight into stagecraft in a creative drama seminar (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

Bravo! 700 young people from 73 nations were granted scholarships to come to Alpbach. At the International Evening, there was eager applause as participants from all nations were introduced (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

Bravo! 700 young people from 73 nations were granted scholarships to come to Alpbach. At the International Evening, there was eager applause as participants from all nations were introduced (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

Alpbach offers the perfect natural arena to seek inspiration – the participants in the “Art of Hosting” professional programme lost no time in moving their sessions into the open air (photo: Maria Noisternig).

Alpbach offers the perfect natural arena to seek inspiration – the participants in the “Art of Hosting” professional programme lost no time in moving their sessions into the open air (photo: Maria Noisternig).

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, opened the European Forum Alpbach with a 30-minute speech that made international headlines (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, opened the European Forum Alpbach with a 30-minute speech that made international headlines (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

The young musicians of the European Union Youth Orchestra were pitch-perfect. Spanish double-bassist Lucía Mateo Calvo, pictured here, and her 119 colleagues filled the new Alpbach Congress Centre with the sound of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 (photo: Maria Noisternig).

The young musicians of the European Union Youth Orchestra were pitch-perfect. Spanish double-bassist Lucía Mateo Calvo, pictured here, and her 119 colleagues filled the new Alpbach Congress Centre with the sound of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 (photo: Maria Noisternig).

The performance collective Rimini Protocol put on their show in Alpbach’s private homes, inviting guests to take an active part in “House Visits Europe” (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

The performance collective Rimini Protocol put on their show in Alpbach’s private homes, inviting guests to take an active part in “House Visits Europe” (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

Because it’s there! Participants in the sunrise hike have earned their right to that magic moment on the Gratlspitz when the sun bathes the Alpbach valley in warm dawn light (photo: Maria Noisternig).

Because it’s there! Participants in the sunrise hike have earned their right to that magic moment on the Gratlspitz when the sun bathes the Alpbach valley in warm dawn light (photo: Maria Noisternig).

A small group of participants in the Alpbach Health Symposium discuss new role models for the health system of tomorrow (photo: Maria Noisternig).

A small group of participants in the Alpbach Health Symposium discuss new role models for the health system of tomorrow (photo: Maria Noisternig).

The clock’s ticking – in the Innovation Marathon, the project teams have 24 hours to solve technical tasks from established enterprises (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

The clock’s ticking – in the Innovation Marathon, the project teams have 24 hours to solve technical tasks from established enterprises (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

The complexity researcher Dirk Helbing from ETH Zurich gives a gripping explanation of the relationship between complexity and the New Enlightenment at the Alpbach Technology Symposium (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

The complexity researcher Dirk Helbing from ETH Zurich gives a gripping explanation of the relationship between complexity and the New Enlightenment at the Alpbach Technology Symposium (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

Exciting speakers talking off the record while trying not to be distracted by the picturesque backdrop: it could only be one of Alpbach’s famous Fireside Talks (photo: Maria Noisternig).

Exciting speakers talking off the record while trying not to be distracted by the picturesque backdrop: it could only be one of Alpbach’s famous Fireside Talks (photo: Maria Noisternig).

Learning between the generations: the Irish philosopher of management Charles Handy mixes with young leaders from all over Europe to discuss the skills that tomorrow’s managers will need (photo: Maria Noisternig).

Learning between the generations: the Irish philosopher of management Charles Handy mixes with young leaders from all over Europe to discuss the skills that tomorrow’s managers will need (photo: Maria Noisternig).

The Political Symposium concentrated on the EU’s external relations, including with Turkey. Nilgün Arisan Eralp (centre) travelled from Ankara to give his insights into the mood among the Turkish people (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

The Political Symposium concentrated on the EU’s external relations, including with Turkey. Nilgün Arisan Eralp (centre) travelled from Ankara to give his insights into the mood among the Turkish people (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

Robin Chase, an American pioneer of the sharing economy, opened the Alpbach Economic Symposium with a keynote (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

Robin Chase, an American pioneer of the sharing economy, opened the Alpbach Economic Symposium with a keynote (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

It was one of the more intense debates at the Forum 2016 – Clemens Fuest and Yanis Varoufakis exchanging opposing views on the future of the market economy in Europe (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

It was one of the more intense debates at the Forum 2016 – Clemens Fuest and Yanis Varoufakis exchanging opposing views on the future of the market economy in Europe (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

The participants in a breakout session of the Alpbach Economic Talks stick their ideas on finding new economic models to the wall (photo: Philipp Naderer).

The participants in a breakout session of the Alpbach Economic Talks stick their ideas on finding new economic models to the wall (photo: Philipp Naderer).

The author Hans Geißlinger got his audience to literally grasp themselves by their heads, making new cognitive space for new corporate cultures (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

The author Hans Geißlinger got his audience to literally grasp themselves by their heads, making new cognitive space for new corporate cultures (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

Der Brite Paul Mason versuchte zum Start der Finanzmarktgespräche das Publikum vom drohenden Ende des Kapitalismus zu überzeugen (Foto: Andrei Pungovschi).

At the launch of the Financial Market Symposium, British journalist Paul Mason endeavoured to convince his audience of the looming end of capitalism (photo: Andrei Pungovschi).

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