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Teach For Austria Summer School: Changemaker Lab – Sapere aude!

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Morning Session 9:00 – 12:00

Ready to frame the Citoyen for the 21st century?

Taking on the topic of “New Enlightenment”, this summer school deals with the question: “What do people need in the 21st century in order to be considered as enlightened?”

Participants develop and refine the image of the so-called “Citoyen” – a citizen who plays an active role in shaping society according to her/his own beliefs and principles. In collaboration with committed young professionals, participants define which skills are crucial to a Citoyen for actively engaging in the (re)structuring of society. Building on these skills, the path to acquire and enhance them is elaborated. Finally, the seminar participants are urged to put theory into practice and develop a practical idea for ensuring the development of these essential skills in present and future generations.

The Changemaker Lab – “Sapere aude” consists of discussions, case studies, pitching trainings and the development of individual project ideas – because that’s how learning happens!

If you like to participate please send us your scholarship confirmation by email to

Fellow, Teach for Austria, Vienna
Fellow, Teach for Austria, Vienna
Fellow, Teach for Austria, Vienna
Fellow, Teach for Austria, Vienna
Fellow, Teach for Austria, Vienna
Fellow, Teach for Austria, Vienna

Seminar Week

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15:00 - 15:30Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2016Plenary
15:30 - 16:00Opening SpeechesPlenary
16:00 - 16:30A Midsummer Night’s Dream – a TeaserCulture
17:00 - 18:30Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
18:30 - 20:00Bread and WineSocial


Seminar 01: Beyond MapsSeminar
Seminar 02: Common Challenges to the European and African Union – Climate, Demography, MigrationSeminar
Seminar 03: Religion and PowerSeminar
Seminar 04: World Water Resources and Human Well-Being at Risk – Trends, Data and GovernanceSeminar
Seminar 05: Scientific Excellence and Social Responsibility – How do they go together?Seminar
Seminar 06: The European Union and Its Eastern NeighboursSeminar
Seminar 07: (Economic-)Policy for Progress – The Return of the “Magic Polygon”Seminar
Seminar 08: Biological or Synthetic Evolution?Seminar
Teach For Austria Summer School: Changemaker Lab – Sapere aude!Seminar
Seminar 09: Rule of Law in China and EuropeSeminar
Seminar 10: Utility of Force in the 21st CenturySeminar
Seminar 11: The European Ethos and the SacredSeminar
Seminar 12: Towards a Sustainable Global Carbon LoopSeminar
Seminar 13: Gender Issues in Complex SocietiesSeminar
Seminar 14: Art as Enlightenment in Post-Enlightenment Times?Seminar
Seminar 15: Smart Factory: Social Effects – Prospects for Employment – Impacts on Work and OrganisationSeminar
Seminar 16: Understanding Big DataSeminar
Theatre Workshop with Students of the Royal Academy for Dramatic Art (RADA), LondonSeminar


07:00 - 13:00Alpbach Open SpaceBreakout