24 August - 27 August

Europe in the World Days

20210903120745 POL Fireside Talk Alma Zadic EFA Elisabeth Mandl

The Forum for Europeans who drive ideas for a strong and democratic Europe.

Key actors of European politics, economy, science, and culture meet. Together they debate the challenges that Europe in the World is currently facing: Climate, Finance and Economy, Democracy and Security. A variety of innovative formats shapes these four days, including hikes, chats, stages, workshops, and rituals.


20220822 163326 efa22 opening new europe EFA Andrei Pungovschi

"Opening – The New Europe" with Maia Sandu, President of Moldova.

20220823 11061282 EFA22 A Turning Point for Cryptocurrency EFA Philipp Huber

Chat Session "A Turning Point for Cryptocurrency?" with Technology Entrepreneur and Author Jeff Booth and Head of Fidelity Digital Asset Management and Head of Fidelity Digital Assets Europe Chris Tyrer.

20220828 164839 efa22 crises failing to see the long term wood for the short term trees EFA Philipp Huber

Stage Session with Josep Borrell Fontelles, High Representative and Vice-President of the European Commission.

20220823 104915 efa22 ukraine six months after EFA Andrei Pungovschi

Chat session "Ukraine: Six Months After 24/02" with Katarina Mathernová, Deputy Director-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission.

20220831 131140 Solutions From Geo Engineering EFA Maria Kirchner

Gerald Haug, climate historian and President of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, speaks about geoengineering.

20210829 134019 FIN Financially Literate Andrei Pungovschi

Stage session with Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union.

20220823 143752 efa22 hike building the future urban planning and the green transition EFA Philipp Huber

Hike session "Building (for) the Future: Urban Planning and the Green Transition" with Skovbakke Villadsen, Associate Partner and Director at Gehl.

220822 192938 efa22 Cheers to EFA22 by A1 c EFA Elisabeth Mandl

Social get-together with food and drinks.

20220823 135148 efa22 european homeownership EFA Andrei Pungovschi

Boris Vujčić, Croatian economist, university professor, and the Governor of the Croatian National Bank in a spontaneous session.

20220828 145617 EFA22 AI Chips Data EFA Andrei Pungovschi

Eva Maydell, Member of the European Parliament, talking about how to improve the use of semiconductors, AI and data for the benefit of the European economy.

20220830 132547 efa22 inclusive financial policies EFA Lukas Maier

Nobel Prize recipient Joseph Stiglitz and Vice President of the EFA Association Katja Gentinetta tackle the question of how to achieve fair financial policies.

Line up of our highlight sessions

Normalising Monetary Policy and Implications for Financial Stability

In times of high inflation, it is necessary to raise interest rates, but also to reduce central banks' balance sheets in order to return to the inflation target of 2% in the medium term. This shift away from unconventional monetary policy is a must. After years of low to negative nominal interest rates, how will this affect financial stability.

From Momentum to Climate Action

The momentum to make climate action happen is as big as never before. Knowledge and awareness about the palpable climate crisis are strong, solutions exist aplenty, yet satisfying policy actions are lacking and frustration and anger are growing. What are the positive social tipping points societies need? What are prime examples of action that pave the way towards more impact? //INFO: Circular hiking trail Alpbacher Heimatweg. Bring hiking shoes and water. In case of heavy rain, the session is going to take place in the gym of the Mittelschule Alpbach.

Democracy vs. Autocracy – How can Democracy Win?

There is a global struggle between democracy and autocracy as two competing systems of governance, intensified by the War in Ukraine. Europe itself faces both internal and external threats to democracy, through democratic backsliding and malign actors. How can European democracies be reinforced? How can we better counteract autocratic leaders and methods? And how can Europe and its allies take on a democratic leadership role?

United but Alone: How to Rethink the EU’s Relations With the “Global South”?

While Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has united the West, many countries in the “Global South” have not supported Western sanctions. It may come as a surprise that the EU has not been able to gather more support, considering the fact that it is the biggest donor of development assistance and the largest trading block. What are the reasons for the apparent failure to win over the “Global South”? How can the EU rethink its approach?

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About the European Forum Alpbach

The European Forum Alpbach is a space and place for the emergence of reflection and action.

It brings together young people from Europe and from all over the world with the most innovative minds from politics, business, civiI society, culture, and science to drive ideas for a strong and democratic Europe.

With this diverse, intergenerational, and interdisciplinary community, the Forum influences key actors throughout the European continent to facilitate their learning and decisions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I come to the Europe in the World Days in Alpbach?

The Europe in the World Days are for you if you…

  • love to discuss Europe’s role in the world and take over responsibility for it.
  • enjoy the inspiring company of European politicians, scientists, economists, artists and the next generation.
  • are especially interested in technology and innovation.
  • hope to open horizons by connecting disciplines and creatively responding to the multiple challenges of our times.

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How do I get to Alpbach?

Coming to Alpbach by public transport is easy. There are bus services from the train stations Wörgl, Jenbach and Brixlegg to Alpbach. The closest airports to Alpbach are Munich and Innsbruck airport. From there, you can easily take a train to one of the above-mentioned stations. Please visit the Austrian National Railway Service to find your connection: https://www.oebb.at/en/. Note that all relevant information about public transport will be updated shortly briefly before the start of the European Forum Alpbach.

How many people will be attending?

Last year, close to 3,800 participants from around 100 nations, among them 600 young scholarship holders, came to Alpbach to engage in debate and find common solutions to the most pressing issues of our time.

European Forum Alpbach brings together young people from Europe and from all over the world with the most innovative minds from politics, business, civil society, culture, and science to drive ideas for a strong and democratic Europe.

How much does the ticket cost?

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Do you offer reduced tickets?

The European Forum Alpbach provides a limited amount of 50% reduced tickets for people who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Representative of a registered NGO
  • Representative of a start-up company
  • Younger than 35 years of age and living or working outside of Austria
  • Member of a scientific organisation

People who meet these criteria and would like to participate at the European Forum Alpbach can apply for one of the limited reduced tickets.

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You will be notified via email if your application has been approved. Once your application is approved, you will be able to buy your reduced ticket.

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