Deadline: 17 May 2013
Open to: leaders of non-governmental organizations, social, economic, student, youth organizations and employers’ associations; plus young research fellows, journalists and entrepreneurs.
Venue: 3-6 September, 2013 in Nowy Sącz, Poland
You are kindly invited to take part in the 8th Economic Forum of Young Leaders which will be held on 3-6 September, 2013 in Nowy Sącz, Poland. Young leaders from all over Europe will meet in Poland to discuss current political, economic and social issues. The mission of the Forum is to create ideas for the future of Europe. Each year the Forum gathers around 350 leaders of political, social, economic and civil society organizations from 42 countries.
The Economic Forum of Young Leaders is a platform on which the views on the future of the European Union and the whole European continent are exchanged. The programme of the Forum consists of panel discussions, lectures, business presentations, thematic workshops and also a banquet and a reception organized in the Town Hall by the President of Nowy Sącz.
The subject area of the forum pertains to economic, political and international issues, the topics connected to the past and the vision of the European Union, the relations of the EU and its neighboring countries, the role of the young generation in contemporary world.
The official language of the Economic Forum of Young Leaders is English. They provide simultaneous interpreting into Polish, Russian and English of discussion panels, lectures and presentations in the plenary room.
Qualified participants of the Forum will be provided accommodation, catering, coffee breaks during the sessions, transportation between Nowy Sącz-Krynica-Nowy Sącz and simultaneous interpreting of the sessions. Because of limited budget Organizers will cover accommodation costs and catering costs only for some of the participants. Participants from Poland will not have their travel costs refunded.
All participants qualified for travel, board and accommodation costs coverage will be requested for paying participation fee in amount of 30 EUR. Participation fee for participants not qualified for travel, board and accommodation costs coverage is 200 EUR.
Due to financial limits, reimbursement of travel costs will be possible only for some participants. They cover travel costs up to € 300. Participants from Poland’s neighbouring countries or with short distance to Poland has limited travel allowance of maximum € 150. These are: Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and Hungary.
Economic Forum of Young Leaders serves the meeting of leaders from the European Union member states, the Balkans, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. All leaders of non-governmental organizations, social, economic, student, youth organizations and employers’ associations are welcome. They are also inviting young research fellows, journalists and entrepreneurs. Age limit of the participants is 30 years old.
The recruitment process consists of two stages. Until 17 May 2013 they accept online applications HERE from everyone who is interested in participation in the Forum. Results of the first step of recruitment process will be announced by 31 May 2013.
The second stage of the recruitment process will last until 30 June 2013. All the participants that were qualified for the partial refund of participation costs (including accommodation and catering costs) will be asked to complete the registration process and pay their 30 EUR fee.