Our international, interdisciplinary and intergenerational DIALOG.FORMAT.NIEDERÖSTERREICH spans over 1.5 days. It will offer possibilities to get in touch with experts from various fields, collect ideas and generate proposals on how we interact tomorrow in Europe.

The 15 year anniversary of the CEE enlargement of the EU motivates to reflect and act:
Which possibilities have opened up? What needs to be done? How can we shape our common future?

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

till 18.00 | Arrival & Check-in | Reception Althof, Retz

18.30 | Welcome | Big hall

18.45 – 20.20 | Food for thoughts for the IDEAS.LAB | Big hall

20.30 – 22.00 | Dinner | Restaurant
Table discussions with experts

Friday, May 17 th, 2019

08.30 – 17.00 | IDEAS.LAB | Seminar rooms

18.00 – 20.00 | IDEAS.GALA | Big hall
Reality-check by high-level representatives from politics & business
Award ceremony for the „European Forum Alpbach 2019“ scholarship holders of Club Alpbach Niederösterreich

20.00 – 22.00 | Dinner & Networking | Big hall


The IDEAS.LAB offers a unique framework to discuss „How do we interact tomorrow to overcome societal challenges?“. It will consist of about seven groups led by experts and moderators to structure the process of generating ideas. The topics are clustered as follows:

  • European Cultural heritage (values, identity, human rights)
  • Digital Economy and Innovation
  • Climate, Energy and Mobility
  • Demography, Migration and Labor Market
  • Regional Diversity: Urban versus Rural Areas
  • Inclusive and Secure Society
  • European Education Area

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