European Forum Alpbach 2022 from 21 August to 2 September
The 2022 event is designed around four crucial topics to discuss Europe’s future. To tackle these topics and take Europe to the next level, we need new viewpoints. We need voices like yours. Together we can bridge generations and disciplines as well as open up opportunities for more diverse opinions and perspectives to be heard. By joining these conversations, you will gain perspective, build solutions and become part of the alliances on which the future of this continent is based. We invite you to think, talk and walk with us – and to work on Europe’s future.
The increasingly complex geopolitical situation in which Europe has to position itself requires the development of a European response that is capable of effectively addressing current challenges and anticipate future threats while preserving its inherent values and principles. We will look at challenges for Europe's security situation, examine the answers presented by key actors and create a framework for the development of innovative ideas.
At the core of the climate crisis stands a set of opportunities that will allow for systemic change, transformative solutions and innovation. We will reflect on how to accelerate the transition towards carbon-neutrality through new economic thinking, leadership transformation, the empowerment and engagement of everyone, and strategic climate finance. Considering currently fast-shifting geo-political realities in Europe, the interplay of the climate crisis and geopolitics becomes apparent.
Europe’s impressive post world war success story has come to a halt during the last 20 years. The reasons for that are manyfold. The Track addresses some of the major economic and financial consequences of this unfortunate development. However, in the activist spirit of Alpbach, we will also examine opportunities to revive the European story within the digital economy of the 21st century and discuss opportunities with key stakeholders on how to further develop Europe into a vibrant capital market.
It's about the rise of populism and authoritarian politics, the failure to deliver on the promise of social advancement, the citizens' loss of trust in representative democracy and - reinforced by the corona pandemic – a deep distrust in established media, institutional science and information channels. On the Agenda: Discussions on the topics defend Open Society better governance how to participate and (dis)informed.