Europa-Forum Wachau
From 13 to 15 June 2019, you will have the opportunity to discuss with Europe's international leaders at Göttweig Abbey.
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2nd Salon of the Europa-Forum Wachau
BREXIT: What's the next step in Europe?
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The Europa-Forum Wachau and the Salons offer you the opportunity to participate in the future of Europe. We have a responsibility for the European idea, therefore we want to think ahead together with you!

Martin Eichtinger
Member of the government of lower austria and
President of the Europa-Forum Wachau
With the Europa-Forum Wachau we have an acknowledged European discussion forum which deals with current challenges in a common Europe. It is our concern that the citizens and our youth should also be strongly involved.
Johanna Mikl-Leitner
of Lower Austria

Europa-Forum Wachau

The Europa-Forum Wachau was founded in 1994 on the occasion of Austria's accession to the EU. Since then, the aim has been to promote the topic of Europe and to communicate it passionately to the citizens.

Since 1995, 26 Prime Ministers and 32 Foreign Ministers, 3 Commissioners and over 10,000 guests have taken part in the Europa-Forum Wachau in addition to one President.

Jean Claude Juncker, Viktor Orbán, Manfred Weber and Frans Timmermans have already been active participants in the Europa-Forum Wachau.

Program 2019

The Europa-Forum Wachau will be held from 13 - 15 June 2019 in the Abbey Göttweig.

Day 1 - Thursday, June 13th
Next Economy

9.30 a.m. Opening in the Brunnensaal

10.00 a.m. Keynote

Megatrends that move the Europe of the future

Technology Talks - Megatrend Connectivity

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Digitization

Health talks - Megatrend Health

Digital Health, Corporate Health, Preventive Health

Day 2 - Friday, June 14th
Next Society

10.30 a.m. Plenary Session in the Altmann Saal

Welcome and political statements of the hosts

Keynote speech

Panel discussion with international/national guests

2 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. Working groups

The results of the Salons Europa-Forum Wachau are incorporated into these working groups. 

Day 3 - Saturday, June 15th
Next Society

10.30 a.m. Plenary Session in the Altmann Saal

Welcome and political statements of the hosts

Panel discussion with international/national guests

Closing remarks

Salon Europa-Forum Wachau

The new format of the Europa-Forum Wachau will include six citizen dialogues "Salon Europa-Forum Wachau" in advance.

The Salon acts as a think tank for central European topics. Guests from politics as well as experts from business, technology, culture, science and the media discuss current social challenges. The Salon also serves as a forum for involving the public in the Europa-Forum Wachau.

Participants can vote on relevant topics using online voting software for their mobile phones. The most important statements will influence the Europa-Forum Wachau and will be discussed further. The salons will be supported scientifically by the Danube University Krems.

Next event

4th Salon EFW 7 May 2019 - IMC Krems

Future of work


1st Salon EFW, 9 October 2018, 7 pm - Stift Klosterneuburg

Technologization: Curse or Blessing for Democracy?

2nd Salon EFW, 21 January 2019, 7 p.m. - Burg Perchtoldsdorf

BREXIT: What's the next step in Europe?

Panel discussion with Angus Robertson, Gerda Füricht-Fiegl, Regina Kothmayr, Cornelia Primosch (tbc), Moderation: Rainer Nowak

3rd Salon EFW March 12, 2019 - Casino Baden

Nation Branding

4th Salon EFW 7 May 2019 - IMC Krems

Future of work

5th Salon EFW 13 May 2019 - Waidhofen/Thaya 

Megatrend Regionalität

6th Salon EFW 21 May 2019 - Laa/Thaya

30 Years of the Fall of the Iron Curtain

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Europa-Forum Wachau 1995 - 2018

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