welcome to all scholarshipholders!
The guiding principles, laying the foundations of the European Forum Alpbach, comprise a concept of education that is an egalitarian process in which participants work to develop themselves as well as to acquire knowledge about the world. Education, as understood by the European Forum Alpbach, is neither based on mere “chalk and talk” teaching nor on an authoritarian system.
For more than 75 years the Seminar Week has been the academic heart of the European Forum Alpbach. It is characterised by the space it offers for discussion, interdisciplinarity and intergenerational dialogue.
After a pandemic-related break, Alpbach will once again become a hub for innovative knowledge exchange and new personal experiences in August 2021. The interplay between scientific seminars in the morning and artistic and practical seminars in the afternoon combines intellectual as well as emotional enhancement in a unique way.
In order to respond to the challenges of this summer - especially in relation to travel restrictions of our international scholarship holders, the programme of the seminar week was divided between analogue seminars and digital workshops. Under the umbrella of the European Forum Alpbach’s general theme the Great Transformation, scholarship holders can choose seminars from a wide range of different scientific fields that focus on the Forum’s thematic tracks:
Securing our Future
The Climate Opportunity
The Financing of Europe’s Future
Dates: August 18-24, 2021
Scholarship holders choose a scientific seminar in the morning and an artistic or practical seminar in the afternoon. For one week, they will immerse themselves with experts in topics that they can deepen at events of the hybrid version of the European Forum Alpbach, where they are invited to actively participate in discussions to develop concrete ideas together with speakers and other participants and make an active contribution to strengthen Europe.
Subject-specific knowledge is not necessary for participation in the seminars.
Seminars will take place in sessions of three hours each day.
Dates: August 21 – 23, 2021
Online scholarship holders may choose one workshop of their choice from a colourful abundance and diversity of both scientific and artistic or practical e-seminars. Scholarship holders have the opportunity to interact directly with experts, discuss and learn new things in the process. Newly learned content can then be carried directly into the digital conference to work on Europe's role in active discussions and possibly generate new ideas and impact.
Subject-specific knowledge is not necessary for participation in the e-seminars.
E-Seminars take place digitally in sessions of three hours per day.