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How to get involved

There are many options to become part of the European Forum Alpbach!

Event participant

Become a participant

Join our annual event in Alpbach!

As a participant, being part of the Forum is a ticket to important networks, inspiration and insights. For many it is even the beginning of a personal transformation. More than 4.000 people participate at the annual main event, taking place each summer in Tyrol. You can be one of them!

The European Forum Alpbach 2023 will take place from 19 August to 2 September 2023.

Scholarship Holder

Become a scholarship holder

Apply for a scholarship and attend the European Forum Alpbach event in summer!

Every year, the European Forum Alpbach awards scholarships to hundreds of outstanding young talents from all around the world. Our scholarship programme enables students, young professionals and changemakers to come to Alpbach and attend a unique programme consisting of scientific and artistic seminars, a high-level conference programme and a variety of social and cultural activities.

Until today, scholarship holders have founded more than 30 alumni groups around the globe to stay connected after the Forum. Find out if there’s an alumni group in your region and get in touch with them via this page.

The call for applications for a scholarship at the European Forum Alpbach 2023 is open from 1 March, 12 pm to 31 March, 12 pm.

Selection Committee

The EFA selection process is made possible thanks to the support of dedicated members of our community who are part of the selection committee, who read and rate all the applications that we receive.

The European Forum Alpbach 2023 selection committee consists of Marina Alcazar (Spanish Ambassador, Forum Alpbach Network), Martin Anderl (CRM Consultant, gorelate GmbH) Labinot Bajgora (Former President, Initiative Group Alpbach Kosovo), Not Banai (Associate Professor, Director of Centre for Research & Development in Visual Arts), Marina Bartoletti (Founder, EVENTORY Lab), Luca Brunner (Co-Founder and Board Member,Open Think Tank Network), Jürgen Busch (Head of Research Institutes’s Affairs, Ludwig Boltzmann Society), Olgui Caballero (Executive Director, Alma Civica Organization), Johannes Caliskan (Attaché for scientific and academic cooperation, Institut français d'Autriche), Cătălina Ceban (Advisor on international relations, Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova), Lawrence Darkwah (Senior Lecturer, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology), Lisa Dudek (Irish Ambassador, Forum Alpbach Network), Falma Fshazi (Associated Professor, Sciences Po Paris), Bettina Gusenbauer (Head of Unit, Corporate and International Affairs, ÖBB), Philipp Harnik (Executive Assistant to Dr. Heinz Fischer and Organizational Associate, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens), Caroline Hornstein-Tomic (Board member, European Forum Alpbach), Susanne Joszt (Group Corporate Affairs & Stakeholder Management, Erste Group Bank AG), Janet Kuschert (Member of the Board, Sindbad - Social Business), Anastasia Lemberg-Lvova (Founder and project lead, De Structura), Joanna Lickiewicz (Team Member "Reactive Cities Lab", Alpbach Challenges), Christine Maaß (Program Officer for Science and Youth, Austrian Commission for UNESCO), Oliver Mader (Practice Leader Governance, DAI Global Austria GmbH), Doris Manu (Diplomat, Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Jakob Mayr (Student, Medical University Vienna), Kieran Mcgovern (Irish Ambassador, Forum Alpbach Network), Ewald Nowotny (President, Austrian Society for European Politics), Benedikt Osl (CRM Consultant, gorelate GmbH), Swati Parashar (Professor, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg), Milana Pavlovic (Project Director, DAI Global LLC), Andreea Petre-Goncalves (President and Co-Founder, Flare Governance) Bao-Chau Pham (University Assistant, University of Vienna), Wolfgang Pospischil (Managing Director, AFRY Management Consulting Austria GmbH), Sandrine Ramboux (Founder, FutureWise Partnership), Kati Schneeberger (President, Vienna goes Europe), Katharina Schwab (Operations Office & Communication, WUK Werkstätten- und Kulturhaus), Christiane Schwaiger (Unit Operations, European Forum Alpbach), Ana Sofia Souto (Former Member, Forum Alpbach Network Committee), Daniel Spichtinger (Grant Service & Policy, Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft), Alois Steinbichler (Lecturer, Vienna University of Economics and Business), Michaela Summerer (Swiss Ambassador, Forum Alpbach Network), Nika Tavčar (Deputy Director and Project Manager, Umanotera - The Slovenian Foundation for Sustainable Development), Tanase Tudor (Former President, Initiative Group Alpbach Romania), Jiaran Wang (Chief Executive Director & Founder, Artciety), Lukas Wank (Deputy Director, Austrian Centre for Peace), Bernadette Zimmermann (Content manager on educational leave, European Forum Alpbach) and representatives of Africa Alpbach Network, Club Alpbach Belgium, Club Alpbach Belgrade, Club Alpbach Croatia, Club Alpbach Finland, Club Alpbach France, Club Alpbach Georgia, Club Alpbach Germany, Club Alpbach Iraq, Club Alpbach London, Club Alpbach Macedonia, Club Alpbach Montenegro, Club Alpbach Netherlands, Club Alpbach Poland, Club Alpbach Trentino, Club Alpbach Vorarlberg, Initiative Group Albania, Initiative Group Armenia, Initiative Group Kosovo, Initiative Group Romania, Initiative Group Sarajevo, Kyiv Initiative Group Alpbach.


The jury of the European Forum Alpbach finalises the selection of candidates, aiming for a fair regional and academic distribution.

The jury of the European Forum Alpbach 2023 consists of

  • Almina Bešić (Assistant Professor, Department of International Management, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz)
  • Klaus Poier (University Professor of Public Law and Political Science, University of Graz)

Your EFA Contact

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Katia Wissinger

Unit Communities | Stakeholder Manager | Scholarship Programme

Alpbach in Motion (AIM)

Become part of the AIM programme

Join Alpbach in Motion - the EFA leadership lab

As part of the European Forum Alpbach, Alpbach in Motion (AIM) is a Lab for up to 40 outstanding managers and founders between the ages 30 to 40, who are willing to shape and transform Europe.

Each year, the most committed young business leaders, changemakers, policymakers, scientists, artists, activists, and more, commit to a one-of-a-kind leadership experience. By stimulating peer-to-peer learning and out-of-the-box solutions, Alpbach in Motion creates a space for the emergence of reflection and action. In line with the European Forum Alpbach mission to shape a stronger Europe for the good of all, Alpbach in Motion takes place from 24 to 27 August 2023 and encourages its professionals to facilitate change in their industries, ecosystems and the broader social context.

The application deadline for this year's Alpbach in Motion programme closed in April 2023.

Your EFA Contact

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Bettina Nahajowski

Unit Communities | Senior Stakeholder Manager | Alpbach in Motion


Become a partner

Become a partner and support the European Forum Alpbach event or its all year activities.

Depending on your company's aims and strategy, there are various options to cooperate with the EFA.

CONTENT, IDEAS & AGENDA-SETTING: Set the agenda by bringing in your specific expertise to the official conference programme!

COMMUNITY & NETWORKING: Reach out to key stakeholders and meet unlikely allies in an informal atmosphere!

TALENT DEVELOPMENT: Support emerging talents from 100+ countries to become active citizens who shape the future of Europe and their regions!

Contact us to create individual packages and make the most out of our cooperation.

Your EFA Contacts

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Dagmar Hengl

Unit Communities | Senior Stakeholder Manager | Sponsoring & Fundraising

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Annamária Tóth

Unit Communities | Head of Unit

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Johannes Schneeberger

Unit Communities | Stakeholder Manager | Partnerships

Association Member

Become a member

Make your voice count and contribute to the future of Europe

Our association is dependent on devoted people who work together for one common goal: To positively shape our future by strengthening Europe. As a member of the association, you have a say in shaping and determining our goals. You pay an annual fee and benefit from all our networks worldwide. In addition, you receive discounted access to selected events.

Membership application

Please send us an email with your CV and tell us about your personal motivation to join and support the purpose of the European Forum Alpbach. Please also describe how you have perceived the European Forum Alpbach so far and how you have experienced your participation!

Please submit your application for membership in the association of the European Forum Alpbach in German or English to:

What happens next?

The EFA team will contact you upon receipt of your message to confirm the completeness of the information.

Afterwards, we will present your application for membership to the association's board of directors. Upon a positive decision about your membership, you will receive a membership form. Once you have returned this form to us and your membership fee has been processed, you will become a member of the European Forum Alpbach association.