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Today our focus is distinctly more “global,” having adopted the name “Salzburg Global Seminar” in 2007. But from day one, Salzburg Global’s program has addressed the principles, values and leadership responsibilities critical for peace and human dignity to flourish.  

Over 65 years since its founding, Salzburg Global has a unique track record of supporting regions, institutions and sectors in transition. It has convened over 530 sessions bridging cultural, ideological and geographic divides, launched cross-cultural educational programs that drive institutional change, and created peace-building initiatives and networks. Salzburg Global’s program framework has three cross-cutting clusters – Imagination, Sustainability and Justice – and addresses the underlying questions that hold keys to human progress, tackling the critical issues in education, culture and the arts, health, environment, economics, governance, peace-building and more, together with its program partners, which are some of the world’s leading corporations, donors, NGOs and research institutions.

In January 2014, the Meierhof closed its doors and the removal of all old furniture and demolition of many interior walls began. A two-month long renovation project saw hallways widened, bathrooms completely reconfigured, bedrooms refurbished, and wireless internet installed throughout.

When Salzburg Global Seminar program events are not in session the Schloss and Meierhof function as a hotel, conference center and venue for exclusive events. Schloss Leopoldskron is a national historic monument in Austria.