Since 2007, our Young European price winner participates each year in Speaker’s Night in Alpbach, outside of the regular competition program. Each year, we are giving a scholarship for EFA to our Young European price winner. We are proud of each and every one of Young European winners, whose speaches are simply inspiring us to move forward with our ideas and goals. Also, we are truly proud of their remarkable appearance at this particular part of the EFA’s program.
Club Alpbach Belgrade, together with Club Alpbach Salzburg and Initiative Group Trentino had an opporutnity to organize a Fireside Talk with Professor Sonja Puntscher-Riekmann, Vice President of European Forum Alpbach and Head of Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies, University of Salzburg. Prof. Puntscher-Riekmann gave a much differentiated keynote speech about a complex issue, the common EU neighborhood policies. She looked backward and forward especially on the Ukraine/Crimea crisis. Thanks to many questions of our scholarship holders the discussion afterwards was very lively and in-depth.
Club Alpbach Belgrade’s Representatives together with the Representatives from other Western Balkan IGs and Clubs, had a very interesting meeting with Mr Andrä Rupprechter, Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water management. This discussion topic was the current political and economic situation in the South East European countries.