The European Forum Alpbach invites ambitious people from all over the world to apply
for scholarships by March 30, 2018. The call for applications is aimed at people under
the age of 30 who would like to pack their bags with fresh ideas for research and society
and head to Alpbach. Scholarships cover the participation at the European Forum
Alpbach, an international conference in the Tyrolian mountains.
Every summer more than 700 young people from 80 nations immerse themselves in a unique
environment of new ideas, new ways of thinking and new contacts at the European Forum Alpbach.
They are joined in the Austrian mountain village of Alpbach by 5.000 international experts and
decision-makers. This year the programme includes 20 academic seminars chaired by respected
scholars and over 200 plenary discussions and breakout sessions on the general theme of “Diversity
and Resilience”. The aim is to enable young people from a wide variety of academic and professional
fields, as well as from the NGO sector and from the creative industries, to take part in the European
Strengthening dialogue & lively interaction
The opportunity for intensive dialogue with Nobel laureates, academics from prestigious universities
and successful entrepreneurs benefits both the scholarship holders and the European Forum Alpbach.
“When young people from all over the world come together to discuss the Europe of tomorrow, new
projects and initiatives emerge of their own accord. With inspiration, novel ideas and a sharpened
consciousness for a shared Europe, they return to their home countries to spread the word”, says Sonja
Jöchtl, director of the European Forum Alpbach Foundation.
Apply for scholarships by March 30, 2018
The programme is open for applications until March, 30 at www.alpbach.org/scholarships.
An independent committee will evaluate the applications and award the scholarships according to
Strong partners and the Forum Alpbach Network
The European Forum Alpbach Foundation works in close cooperation with 32 European Forum
Alpbach alumni clubs in order to include as many young people as possible in its debate on the future
of Europe. All scholarships cover the participation fee for the European Forum Alpbach, with some
extending to financial support for accommodation and board. We are able to make the scholarships
available thanks to the help of our partners in the private sector and the support we receive from the
All information on the programme, on cooperation and application options is now
available online www.alpbach.org/scholarships
Michael Ignatieff, president of the Central European University, Budapest, debates with scholarship holders.
(Credit: European Forum Alpbach)
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