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Alpbach Scholarship Programme – Become Part of Europe’s Festival of Ideas!

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Young participants are an integral part of the European Forum Alpbach. Each year, the Forum welcomes more than 700 students and graduates whose attendance is enabled by our extensive scholarship programme. Aside from their critical spirit and contributions to discussions, they also organise an entertaining and challenging social programme and are involved in the bodies and advisory boards of the Forum via the Forum Alpbach Network.


All confirmed scholarship holders have the possibility to apply for the following special programmes:


The Alpbach Debate Workshop

You are knowledgable about international trade and economic globalisation? You can make an argument and bring your point across? You are excited about challenging debates? Then the Alpbach Debate Workshop is for you! Compete for a speaker position at the Economic Symposium – Your argument counts! From August 17 to 26, 2017, the European Forum Alpbach hosts the “Alpbach Debate Workshop” and the “Alpbach Competitive Debate”, which will determine two winners who receive an exclusive speaker’s engagement at the Economic Symposium 2017.

Junior Professionals Programme of the Political Symposium

SDGs in Practice: Immerse yourself in a setting where you can test different strategies and courses of action in putting the UN`s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into practice. “Our World`s Future”: how the SDGs work in practice. In cooperation with CRS – Centre for System Solutions

Strategies of Influence: Get behind-the-scenes view into the nature, methods and networks of influence by two seasoned experts in politics and business. With Joachim Bitterlich (ESCP) and Nicholas Dungan (SciencesPo Paris)

Art of Hosting

The practice of participatory leadership recognises strategic dialogue and conversations as drivers for development and change. Learn those skills from the 16th – 19th of August during our training in Alpbach!

Innovation Marathon

After the big success of the Innovation Marathon 2016 in Alpbach, TU Austria invites students and companies to the Innovation Marathon 2017.
Innovate for 24 hours non-stop! The Innovation Marathon brings students from different fields of study together to work on real problems from industry.
Apply at until 3rd of July.