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Every year Club Alpbach Belgium Brussels awards scholarships to young people to participate in the European Forum Alpbach (EFA).

Apply now and participate at EFA20 from August 19th until September 4th!

The European Forum Alpbach

The European Forum Alpbach is an annual conference in the Austrian Alps that has been attracting world leading thinkers and practitioners since 1945.

Every year, about 4,000 participants from over 60 countries meet to discuss emerging trends in eight broad fields: European and international politics, technology, economics, law, financial markets, public health, higher education, as well as architecture and urban planning. Each of these fields has a dedicated “symposium” in the conference schedule.

This year the theme will be Fundamentals’. The detailed conference programme is published on the official website of the forum: There is no requirement to speak German to attend the Forum. Almost all of the Forum’s events are conducted in English.

What are we offering to you?

We offer three scholarships for the European Forum Alpbach 2020:

  • Two ÖNK scholarships, financed by the Österreichische Notariatskammer (ÖNK), that cover the entire conference fee. Please note that we do not cover costs for travel, accommodation and meals. Nevertheless, we have pre-reserved affordable accommodation in the centre of Alpbach.

  • One RBI scholarship, financed by Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI). This scholarship covers : the conference fee, select travel costs, accommodation alongside CABB members and board and daily allowances.

All successful applicants will be invited to a scholarship award ceremony on the 25th of June 2020.

Selection Criteria

  • Anyone under 30 who is studying or working in Belgium

  • Please note that we require our scholarship holders to attend the entirety of the forum ( from August 19 until September 4, 2020). Thus, only apply if you are available for the whole period.

  • Austrians are not eligible to apply. (Austrian applicants should refer to one of the Austrian Clubs in the Forum Alpbach Network)

  • Ideally, candidates plan to remain in Belgium from September 2020 onwards and are keen to engage with the Club Alpbach Belgium Brussels.

  • Being a member of Club Alpbach Belgium Brussels will increase your chances of success. Become a member here!

How to apply?

  • Fill in the Google form

  • Upload your CV within the Google form

  • The application will be reviewed anonymously by our Scholarship Coordinators and Board Members of Club Alpbach Belgium Brussels who will collectively act as the selection committee.

  • The application deadline is the 14th of April, 2020 at 23.59 CET.