The NGO Kyiv Initiative Group Alpbach is a representative of the European Forum Alpbach in Ukraine. KIGA is a member of the Forum Alpbach Network (FAN), a network of over 30 independent Clubs, which represent the Forum in over 20 countries. The FAN was founded in Alpbach and committed itself to the same values as the European Forum Alpbach. As a part of the FAN, we are involved in shaping the EFA and contributing to its program.
KIGA was founded in 2012 by the former participants of the European Forum Alpbach. Our organization consists of highly motivated and driven youth. We operate on a volunteer basis.
Our mission is:
- to represent the European Forum Alpbach amongst the youth in Ukraine;
- to establish a new generation of the Ukrainians – opinion makers, decision makers, and open-minded young leaders;
- to foster the European integration in Ukraine.
Our main activities:
- representation of the EFA’s scholarship programs amongst the youth in Ukraine;
- organization of its independent scholarship programs for the talented youth to participate in the European Forum Alpbach in Austria. To find out more about our scholarship programs in 2019 click here;
- organization and hosting events such as discussions, fire-side talks with professors, ambassadors, politicians, business, tech companies, and media on social-political, economic and historical and cultural topics; hosting exhibitions and film screenings.
- organization of HR International Forums in Kyiv to foster possibilities of students and young graduates to build a career in the Ukrainian and international companies and to help the business to find young employees with high potential.
KIGA collaborates closely with the business companies, that support the young generation in their eagerness to broaden knowledge, professional skills and critical thinking, and believe in the social and multicultural exchange of young people from different backgrounds.
Due to the support of our Partners and Sponsors, many young Ukrainians experienced a unique program of the European Forum Alpbach in a picturesque village in the Alps.
We value and appreciate the support of our Partners and Sponsors.