Every year since 1945, more than 4,000 speakers and participants from politics, science and business come from over 70 countries around the world to our beautiful little mountain village, in order to discuss contemporary issues and find interdisciplinary solutions.
Alpbach, ‘Austria’s most beautiful village’ and ‘Europe’s most beautiful flower village’, has also been awarded the label ‘Tyrolean green meeting village’. The topic of sustainability is always in the foreground when it comes to congress meetings. Under the heading of “green meeting Alpbach”, the Alphof, premium partner of the Congress Centre Alpbach, has adopted the strict environmental standards! This applies to the use of local products in the restaurant, as well as to Alphof's Bergidyll complex, where special emphasis has been given to environmentally friendly materials.
The European Forum Alpbach, its events, and the scholarship holder network create an interdisciplinary platform for effective sociopolitical dialogue and knowledge sharing. You could say that the Forum is an interactive, open think tank and source of inspiration which fosters, above all, interdisciplinary dialogue in order to develop sociopolitically relevant solutions.
The annual commitment of participants at the Forum Alpbach undoubtedly promotes the process of European unification and the advancement of democracy. The younger generation—the future of Europe—also gets a chance to speak!
Since art and culture are also important factors in the Forum Alpbach, artists and creative minds from around the world are invited and included in the Alpbach process every year.