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Partners and Donors

We are thankful to our partners and donors, who provide us with know-how, expertise, contacts and financial support. Their contribution is crucial to the organization of the European Youth Summit.


European Forum Alpbach
The European Forum Alpbach is an interdisciplinary platform for science, politics, business and culture. Established in 1945, the annual European Forum Alpbach and further events throughout the year address the relevant socio-political questions of our time. The European Forum Alpbach connects international decision-makers from all sectors of society with an interested audience and committed young people. Every year, more than 4000 speakers and participants from all parts of the world, from science, economics, politics and culture, experienced experts and students, come to Alpbach. The European Forum Alpbach’s events and its network of scholarship holders create an interdisciplinary platform for effective socio-political dialogue.

University of Sarajevo
The University of Sarajevo is the lead university in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the leading universities in the region. This is the first university in Bosnia and Herzegovina, originally established in the 16th century. Its oldest member institutions are the Gazi Husrev-BeyLibrary (1537), the National Museum of B&H (1888) and the Catholic Theology (1890). The modern university was re-established during 1940s and ever since has been the most prestigious higher education institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Danube Competence Center
The Danube Competence Center (DCC) is a regional network of more than 70 members (public, private and non-government organizations), involved in development of tourism along the Danube. DCC was founded in early 2010 and is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented through Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and members’ contributions.


Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
The wide range of services offered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are based on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and on tried and tested management know-how. We are a German federal enterprise and offer workable, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change processes. Most of our work is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Raiffeisen Bank International
Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) one of the leading banking groups in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. It regards both Austria and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. 15 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks, additionally the Group comprises numerous other financial service providers. In total, around 58,000 employees service about 14.6 million customers through more than 3,000 business outlets, the great majority of which are located in CEE.

Erste Foundation
In 2003, ERSTE Foundation evolved out of the Erste Oesterreichische Spar-Casse, the first Austrian savings bank. Currently, ERSTE Foundation is the main shareholder of Erste Group. The foundation invests part of its dividends in the development of societies in Austria and Central and South Eastern Europe. It supports social participation and civil-society engagement; it aims to bring people together and disseminate knowledge of the recent history of a region that has been undergoing dramatic changes since 1989.

Uniqa Group
The UNIQA Group is one of the leading insurance groups in its core markets of Austria and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). We have approximately 40 companies in 19 countries and serve more than 9.3 million customers. With UNIQA and RaiffeisenVersicherung, we have the two strongest insurance brands in Austria and are well positioned in the CEE Markets. Proximity to our customers is the cornerstone of our business. We focus on our core business of providing people with security. We address our customers’ needs and devise solutions tailored to meet them. This is only possible through personal contact, face to face and on a local basis. This enables us to understand our customers’ situations and to be in a position to help them.

Sparkasse Bank
Sparkasse Bank dd, with its head office in Sarajevo, has operated in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1999 and is a member of the Austrian Steiermärkische Sparkasse group. Sparkasse offers all kinds of conventional and modern banking including financial services of S-Leasing and operates through a business network of 44 branches all over Bosnia and Herzegovina. The bank’s objective is to continue developing according to the savings banks group standards into a modern retail-bank with a country-wide coverage, and be among the leading banks in Bosnia and Herzegovina.