The mission of Salzburg Global Seminar is to challenge current and future leaders to solve issues of global concern.
To do this Salzburg Global designs, facilitates and hosts international strategic convening and multi-year programs to tackle systems challenges critical for the next generation.
Originally founded in 1947 to encourage the revival of intellectual dialogue in post-war Europe, the Seminar is a catalyst for global engagement on critical issues in education, health, environment, economics, governance, peace-building and more.
Salzburg Global works with carefully chosen partners to drive social change in the areas of imagination, sustainability, and justice.
Salzburg Global connects the most talented people and the most innovative ideas, challenging governments, institutions and individuals at all stages of development and all sectors to rethink their relationships and identify shared interests and goals.
Salzburg Global Seminar’s strategic convening is designed to challenge established mindsets, inspire collaborative solutions and build lasting networks.
The Seminar accomplishes this by identifying key stakeholders, early stage innovators, emerging trends, obstacles to advancement, and points of leverage. Working with specialist partners, they customize multi-year programs to frame problems in fresh ways, facilitate breakthrough experiences and maximize lasting impact.
Salzburg Global focuses rigorously on outcomes at four levels:
1. Inspiring new alliances and institutions
Salzburg Global has a long tradition of catalyzing and inspiring the creation of new institutions through its programs.
2. Creating new professional networks and policy recommendations
The Seminar partners with other private and public sector institutions, and develops networks to improve the analysis of effective policy and to craft policy guidelines and recommendations to improve the translation of policies into action.
3. Global dialogue and global framing
Salzburg Global works with foundations, governments, universities, and other partners to catalyze and extend their impact in specific areas and to help adopt a global framing around issues critical to partners’ missions.
4. Creating innovative global curricula
Salzburg Global works with educational institutions across five continents to connect universities, civil society institutions, and others dedicated to developing new educational models and innovative educational programs in global citizenship, media, and conflict prevention.