Why we use pronouns.

The European Forum Alpbach allows all employees and participants to specify their pronouns. Employees can include their pronouns in their email signatures. Participants can add their pronouns to the event badges, which are worn throughout the EFA, in addition to their names.


By making pronouns visible, we draw attention to gender diversity, prevent misunderstandings and incorrect addressing, and show solidarity. In doing so, we contribute to recognising gender diversity as a natural part of our interactions.


For many people, it is a very personal decision whether they want to state their pronouns or not. Therefore, providing pronouns is voluntary.

The European Forum Alpbach stands for diversity

Through measures like these, the European Forum Alpbach sends a signal for acceptance and inclusion, taking another step towards a more respectful and understanding society.

Don’t forget: Alpbach is what you make of it!