Dear Friends and readers i would like to share some information about the Initiative Group Albbach Albania and  European Forum Albbach and the deadlines for  2018 Scholarships.

  • Initiative Group Alpbach Albania is a non-profit, non-governmental organisations and it is founded in April 2013 with the aim of promoting the values of the European Forum Alpbach. The founders of this initiative were senior students and young professionals educated in EU well known Universities. All the board members  have participated and they were former scholarship-holders of the European Forum Alpbach. The main objectives of Initiative Group Alpbach Albania are: To promote information about the European Forum Alpbach among Albanian students and to encourage them to apply for and participate in the European Forum Alpbach; The establishment of a scholarship programme in order to send students to the European Forum Alpbach as participants; In pursuit of the objectives of the European Forum Alpbach, IG Alpbach Albania promotes European integration among young people in Albania; IG Alpbach Albania shall promote the general idea of the European Forum Alpbach in the territory of the Republic of Albania by organizing formal or informal events, such as panel discussion, fireside talks, workshops, symposium, expert meetings, conference, lecture discussions, round tables and forums related to the topics of the European Forum Alpabch; Encouragement of the cooperation among young people on the national, regional and international levels, in particular cooperation between young people of the European countries. Promotion of peace and stability by student exchange programmes and science cooperation, discussions, symposiums, conferences and festivals in Albania, as well as supporting similar events abroad; Promotion of high level understanding among the citizens of different communities in Albania, providing help for an open liberal discussion and democratic dialog


  • The European Forum Alpbach is an interdisciplinary platform for science, politics, business and culture. Established in 1945, the annual European Forum Alpbach and our events throughout the year address the relevant socio-political questions of our time.

We connect international decision-makers from all sectors of society with an interested audience and committed young people. Our goal is to create a dialogue across the generational, ideological and other lines that divide us.

  • The European Forum Alpbach is a non-profit association based in Vienna, Austria. Founded in 1945 as ‘International Summer Seminars’, it is independent of ideological, religious or political worldviews.

The Forum is made possible by the collaboration of many committed people. With the exception of the full-time organising team, they are all volunteers. They work in various programming boards, making sure that our standards of relevance and high quality are met. Moreover, they ensure that all our activities follow the ‘spirit of Alpbach’, i.e. our guiding principles.

The European Forum Alpbach operates under the leadership of its Executive Board(President and Vice-Presidents). The Scientific Advisory Board and the Advisory Committees are responsible for programming our events. The Organising Team ensures that all events and the scholarship programme are well coordinated. The Council and the General Assembly determine guidlines for the activities of the Association and for programming. The Steering Committee is involved in the daily work of the Forum, particularly in relation to our event in the summer. The voice of our many independent Alpbach Alumni Associations is present in all EFA bodies via a team of elected representatives.

We are financed by participation fees, contributions by sponsors and, to a smaller extent, by public funds. Our not-for-profit foundation supports the scholarship programme. With the help of private donors, it provides an opportunity for young individuals from all over the world to participate in the European Forum Alpbach every year.

70 years European Forum Alpbach

On the occasion of its 70th anniversary, the European Forum Alpbach has commissioned a scientific monograph. The historian Maria Wirth documents the development of the European Forum Alpbach in her book “A Door to the World. Download the abstract in English (PDF).

Scholarship applications from February 21 until March 30, 2018

Alpbach Scholarship Programme – Become Part of Europe’s Festival of Ideas!

Every year, 700 students from about 80 nationalities participate as scholarship holders in the European Forum Alpbach. Join smart minds from around the world in a charming Alpine village, immersing yourself in an environment bursting with novel ideas, new ways of thinking and opportunities for making great contacts.

With the Alpbach scholarship programme, young people under 30 can attend this leading interdisciplinary conference and a variety of academic seminars. A basic scholarship covers the participation fee to all events at the European Forum Alpbach. Additional subsidies are available for accommodation and daily allowances.

The next call for scholarship applications will start from February 21, until March 30, 2018 (12:00 noon CET).

Follow the links how to apply:

I suggest to everyone to applyto be part of this GREAT PROGRAM AND NETWORK!