European Forum Alpbach | 17th of August to the 2nd of September, 2016

1 village

17 days

200 panels

700 scholarship holders

5,000 participants


The European Forum Alpbach invites young people from all over the world to apply for a scholarship worth 1,300 euros by the 31st of March 2016. 

Between the 17th of August and the 2nd of September 2016, the European Forum Alpbach offers a unique oasis of ideas, thinking processes and contacts. The programme includes 16 academic seminars chaired by renowned scholars, 200 plenary discussions and breakout sessions on the general theme of “Neue Aufklärung” (New Enlightenment).

The international and interdisciplinary atmosphere is typical for the European Forum Alpbach. For this reason, the scholarship programme is not only open to students and alumni of Austrian and international higher education institutions, but also young artists and those working in creative industries.

The European Forum Alpbach Foundation predominantly supports international applicants and, as for 2016 in particular, applications from the following countries: France, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary (Nationality).

More information about our programme and other application opportunities please visit us at or find us on Facebook.

Alpbacher Initiative groups are active in a number of European regions and offer scholarships independently: Please visit