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EUROPEAN FORUM ALPBACH“Fundamentals” 2020 Scholarship Programme

August 19 - September 4, 2020

Tyrol, Austria | #efa20

Applications for the Scholarship Programme will be open between February 17 and March 31, 2020.


Fundamentals

On August 25th 1945, the European Forum Alpbach, then called the Austrian College, discussed for the first time the foundations of a free, diverse and democratic community. In keeping with the 75 year anniversary year, this year’s annual theme of the European Forum Alpbach is ‚Fundamentals‘.




But what are ‚Fundamentals‘?


They are the roots that make our society flourish or stall. On a democratic and regulatory level, they include our human rights such as the inviolability of human dignity, freedom of expression, the right to free elections and minority rights. On the scientific and academic level, they include freedom of expression, independent teaching, transparency and accountability. From ethical challenges in medicine and technology all the way to AI and the breach of the public’s trust through fake news and hate speech on the Internet – over the past five years, our social fundamentals have become increasingly shaky.


This year, the European Forum Alpbach is therefore dedicated to the social foundations of democracy, cohesion and diversity. Overall, the aim is to examine some convictions that are no longer questioned and thus also to do justice to the European Forum Alpbach’s own demands. Those principles that continue to prove indispensable are to be anchored in the consciousness of the participants and at the same time conveyed to their sceptics. From scholarship holders to lecturers and international decision-makers, we are looking for common foundations for a sustainable future.


The opening ceremony of the European Forum Alpbach 2020 in honour of its 75 year anniversary critically examines the foundations on which our society is to be built in the future. The Klangforum Wien and young composer Vincent Pongracz will premiere the ‘Alpbachiade’, a journey through the 75-year history of the European Forum Alpbach, and thereby create the musical backdrop for the ceremony.


Scholarship Programme

Become part of Europe’s “Festival of Ideas”!


Every year, over 650 students from almost 100 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 (or under 35 for African scholarship holders) can attend this leading interdisciplinary conference and a variety of academic and artistic seminars.


Scholarship Types


There are the 3 first-time scholarship types:


1. Basic Scholarship

This scholarship covers:

a) participation fee (EUR 1600,00) to the European Forum Alpbach


2. Partial Scholarship

This scholarship covers:

a) participation fee (EUR 1600,00) to the European Forum Alpbach

b) accommodation (EUR 30,00 per day) during your stay at the European Forum Alpbach**


*Please note that the partial and full scholarships can only be granted upon the availability of funds.

** Additional Requirement for Partial and Full Scholarships: Proof of insufficient funds to cover the stay in Alpbach. A written statement or a proof of state subsidy will suffice.


3. Full Scholarship

This scholarship covers:

a) participation fee (EUR 1600,00) to the European Forum Alpbach

b) accommodation (EUR 30,00 per day) during your stay at the European Forum Alpbach**

c) board allowance (EUR 17,00 per day) during your stay at the European Forum Alpbach**


Requirements

They welcome applications from all countries and all academic disciplines. Artists and non-graduates are strongly encouraged to apply!



BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL APPLICANTS

1. English Proficiency (Minimum B2)


2. Certificates & Transcripts


3. Minimum 12-Day Attendance


4. Filled-out online application



SCHOLARSHIP FAQs


Applications for the Scholarship Programme will be open between February 17 and March 31, 2020.


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