Date: Thursday, August 14 to Saturday, August 30
Language: Simultaneous translation German and English
“Perception and decision” is the general topic of the European Forum Alpbach 2008 which will take place from 14 to 30 August 2008 in the village of Alpbach in the Tyrolean mountains. The forum will explore the question of how perception and interpretation lead to diagnosis and ultimately to forecasts that have an influence on our decisions. In the tradition of the European Forum Alpbach, the general topic will be discussed by a variety of scientific disciplines and taking into account various approaches and perspectives.
The three-week event offers an opportunity to enter into discussion with renowned personalities. In a unique atmosphere, speakers from a wide variety of disciplines will discuss burning issues of our times with the participants. An extensive social programme offers opportunities to continue debates outside the conference and seminar rooms. The special nature of the European Forum attracts more than 3,000 participants every year.
Further information about the European Forum Alpbach 2008: http://www.alpbach.org/index.php?id=507
Scholarships for the European Forum Alpbach 2008
To enable young people to share in this experience, the European Forum Alpbach Non-Profit Foundation under Private Law, supported by many sponsors, makes scholarships available for students and recent graduates.
Last year, 541 students and recent graduates from 40 countries were able to take part in the Forum thanks to scholarships.
Alpbach Initiative Groups and Clubs have been founded in numerous European countries by participants of the European Forum Alpbach. These institutions organise events in the spirit of Alpbach and provide individual calls for scholarships. More details can be found at http://www.alpbach.org/index.php?id=334.
Scholarships are available for students and recent graduates up to 30 years of age, from all countries and academic disciplines.
Please take into account that there is a different call for scholarships to participate in the Alpbach Summer School and that you can apply only either for the European Forum Alpbach or the Alpbach Summer School.
Deadline for scholarship application: March 31, 2008 (postmark)
Scholarship Value: The amount of the scholarship differs according to the European region the applicant is coming from. Usually the scholarships cover the tuition fees only. For applicants from Southeastern, Central and Eastern Europe a contribution to the accommodation costs and in exceptional cases a daily allowance can be included as well. Travel costs have to be borne by the participants.
Selection procedure: The candidates will be selected by a committee chaired by the Vice-President of the European Forum Alpbach, Prof. Erich Gornik.
Selection results: The scholarship holders will be listed on our website and informed by e-mail at the beginning of June at the latest. The European Forum Alpbach disposes of an adequate allocation of students’ rooms. Therefore, it is not necessary to reserve accommodation prior to the announcement of the selection results.
Further information about the scholarship programme: http://www.alpbach.org/index.php?id=516
For further information about the scholarship programme please contact:
European Forum Alpbach Non-Profit Foundation under Private Law
Fon +43 (1) 718 17 11-13
Fax +43 (1) 718 17 01