Each year more than 800 international high-profile* speakers from the field of politics, technology, economics science and arts gather in the beautiful mountain village of Alpbach to contribute to a highly intensive programme consisting of seminars, open debates and penal discussions.
In 2018 the Forum’s excellent reputation attracted more than 5,700 participants from 100 different countries, of which 720 were young scholarship holders.

Have you ever wondered, what European Forum Alpbach is all about? In case you have heard stories of well-known people discussing current issues, seen pictures of students hiking up a summit in the sunrise and read newspaper articles about outstanding quotes from the symposia – but still have no idea how this can go together?

Then watch the Video below:

Among our more than 300 scholarship holders so far, there are outstanding personalities such as the Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm and Federica Pesce, who was rated as one of Forbes 30 under 30 in 2017.

*for high-profile, we mean that in 2018 you could see Ban Ki-moon at the groceries store while trying to find some noodles among the omnipresent Austrian wursts, the Nobel Prize Stiglitz at the cafe, and some Heads of State chatting in front of a beer.
Are their profiles high enough for you? ;)

  • 1945

    1° European Forum Alpbach!

    Just after World War II

  • 2003

    1° scholarships given by us

    So begins our borderless mission


  • 2010

  • 2017


  • 2018

    1° Alpe-Adria Reception at EFA

    For Senza Confini’s 15th anniversary: 15 years and 300 scholarship holders later!

  • 2020

    You may win the scholarship for EFA!

    And you write the next page of this amazing adventure