for applications for scholarships for participating in
“Justice - Responsibility for the Future", the inter-disciplinary
conference organised by the European Forum Alpbach 2011,
18 August-3 September.
2011, the European Forum Alpbach will deal with "Justice
- Responsibility for the Future". From August 18
to September 3, 4000 people from over 60 countries will
once again come to the Tyrolian mountain village of
Alpbach to discuss and explore current issues in the
interdisciplinary setting of this conference.
The pursuit of justice is inherently
human. The subjectivity of our perception gives rise
to as many different opinions as there are human beings.
When our own views or positions are negated by someone
else's, we feel the need for "justice": we
start looking for a superior authority that will solve
our conflicts with the surrounding world and impose
an order on opposing attitudes. Under the heading "Justice
- Responsibility for the Future", the European
Forum Alpbach 2011 is centred on the conviction that
justice and fairness are not only a necessity, but an
ethical imperative. Only if we strive to create fair
systems today, will we be able to live up to our responsibility
towards future generations, their peaceful coexistence
and their sustenance.
The European Forum Alpbach 2011 will give its participants
a choice of 16 one-week seminars which will analyse
the manifestations of "Justice - Responsibility
for the Future" in a great variety of academic
fields. The Alpbach Symposia will approach the topic
from a more practice-oriented vantage point. A large
number of panel discussions will give you the opportunity
to debate the most burning current issues in the fields
of healthcare, technology, economics, international
politics, spatial planning and financial markets. Summer
Schools for European Law and Health Care Policy, as
well as a rich cultural programme, complete the agenda.
The international interdisciplinary conference offers
participants the opportunity to enter into discussion
with renowned personalities. In a unique atmosphere,
experts from politics, business and academia will discuss
burning issues of our times with the participants. An
extensive social programme gives participants the chance
to continue debates outside the conference and seminar
rooms. The special nature of the European Forum attracts
around 4,000 participants to the Tyrolean village of
Alpbach every year.
To enable young people to share in this experience,
the European Forum Alpbach is once again calling for
applications for scholarships with the support of donors.
For more details about the scholarship program, please
In numerous European countries, Alpbach Initiative Groups
and Clubs offer additional scholarship opportunities.
These associations, which are run by Alpbach alumni,
also organise events in the spirit of Alpbach. More
details can be found at: http://www.alpbach.org/asscociates
European Forum Alpbach Non-Profit Foundation under Private
Invalidenstrasse 5/7, 1030 Vienna, Austria
fon: +43 1 7181711-13
fax: +43 1 7181701