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My Europe – My Story

The scholarship holders of the European Forum Alpbach (EFA) have a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and broaden their horizons. But do they also have the courage to leave their bubble and challenge others to discuss about Europe outside of Alpbach?

The EFA and the Forum Alpbach Network (FAN, the umbrella organisation of EFA alumni), together with the European Parliament Liaison Office in Austria, hosted a storytelling workshop to help young Europeans sharpen their tools for discussing European issues they are passionate about – be it climate change, working abroad, or borderless travel. On the eve of the 2019 European Parliament elections, the goal for them was to return home full of ideas and enthuse others with the European idea.

Over 200 international scholarship holders of the EFA engaged in discussions with renowned communication experts in small working groups.

Alumni of an „Art of Hosting“ training facilitated the conversation between experts and participants. After the workshops, board members of the FAN encouraged scholarship holders to continue telling their stories in their home countries and to use the newly introduced platform www.thistimeimvoting.eu.