Alpbach Scholarship Programme – become part of Europe’s “Festival of Ideas”!
Join smart minds from around the world with a scholarship to the European Forum Alpach: Main Topic: Liberty and Security
Since 1945, thousands of people have been gathering every summer at the European Forum Alpbach (Austria) to develop new perspectives for tomorrow’s Europe.
Experts from science, politics, economics, culture and civil society join forces to address current challenges of our society. 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 can attend this leading interdisciplinary conference and a variety of academic seminars. A basic scholarship covers the participation fee to all events at the European Forum Alpbach. Additional subsidies are available for accommodation and daily allowances.
Liberty and Security is the general topic of the European Alpbach Forum 2019. The bouncing back of liberalism post 1945 in Western and post 1989 in Eastern Europe led many to believe that liberal democracy and market economy had become the only game in town. And that on the wings of globalisation it would pervade the whole world. But this is not the case. Who or what is the midwife of current new waves of political illiberalism, economic protectionism and the obsession with security, often at the detriment of liberty? When and why did we give up on striking a fair balance between liberty and security?
The Forum not only aims at analysing current developments, causes and driving forces, but also at delivering new perspectives and orientations. It also pays tribute to Karl Popper as a regular guest and to his constant plea for the open society in the aftermath of the great catastrophe of the 20th century, i.e. totalitarianism, the Shoah and WW II. Thus, the Forum will give equal attention to pertinent topics from a philosophical, political, socio-economic, ecological and cultural perspective.
You can apply via the European Forum Alpbach scholarship application platform until March 29, 2019 (11:59 noon CET).