24 August - 27 August

Europe in the World Days

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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.


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"Opening: Europe in the World Days" with Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, Republic of Kosovo.

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Work Session "The World Behind Money" with Nobel Prize recipient Joseph E. Stiglitz.

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Chat Session with Oby Ezekwesili, CEO and Founder of Human Capital Africa (HCA) / School of Politics, Policy and Governance (SPPG).

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Sergei Guriev, Provost at Sciences Po, shares his insights in the 'fishbowl' at the closing of the Europe in the World Days.

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Stage session "Why women should run the world" with Jana Degrott, Politician and Co-founder of We Belong Europe.

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Hike session "Climate Activism: Driving Climate Policy".

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Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union, at the stage.

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Social get-together with food and drinks.

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

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Cédric Villani, mathematician and professor at Lyon 1 University & IHES, at the panel "How will AI shape humanity and vice versa?".

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President of the Republic of Slovenia, Nataša Pirc Musar and Doris Schmidauer, Austrian first lady, at the opening session.

Line up of our highlight sessions

Joining Forces for 1.5 Degrees

The window for moderate climate action is closing. Every day of delay means that stronger action will be needed to avert catastrophe. But crises also inspire unprecedented unity and ambition. What breakthrough initiatives can catalyze a course correction for our climate goals?

Follow this Stage discussion with a former Bank CEO and Club of Rome Co-president Sandrine Dixson-Declève to find out how can we reimagine and transform our socio-economic systems to prioritize sustainability, resilience, and regeneration.

EU Enlargement: A New Chapter or Old Wine in New Bottles?

In the wake of the war in Ukraine, the European Union has taken bold steps to advance its enlargement agenda. The urgency of the situation has breathed new life into the EU's enlargement efforts, but the complexities of integration loom large.

Participate in a chat session with Cristina Gerasimov, Minister of Moldova, and Jakov Milatovic, President of the Republic of Montenegro. They will shed light on the complex dynamics of EU accession, drawing on the experience of the Western Balkans and discussing the implications of Ukraine's accelerated process.

Financing the Green Transition: Who Is Going to Pay the Bill?

The transition to a low-carbon economy is both a challenge and an opportunity. As we stand on the brink of the transition, it's clear that achieving this goal will require not only bold political commitment, but also substantial investment and rapid action.

In this stage discussion, Ralph Hammers, former CEO of UBS and ING, will explore strategies to unlock the necessary investment.

Finding Common Ground in a Polarised World

In a time of increasing polarisation, navigating the complex web of national identities, diverse cultures and opposing ideologies has become more difficult than ever. The search for meaningful dialogue and common understanding is urgent.

Is it possible to build bridges through shared values or common goals? This session will explore innovative approaches and insights for fostering unity in diversity.

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Alpbach Village

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 4,200 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?

All necessary information you can find here.

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.

To apply follow this link.

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.

Do you recommend any accommodations?

After you book your ticket, you will be redirected to our partner platform where you can book your accommodation.