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12th Economic Forum of Young Leaders


5-7 September 2017 | Nowy Sącz, Poland

Economic Forum of Young Leaders is one of the biggest international social and economic meeting of young leaders. The main aim is to strengthen cross-sectoral cooperation among young leaders from programme and EECA countries and policy makers.
300 young leaders from 43 countries will meet in Poland for the 12th time to debate on the future of Europe. Debates of young people with representatives of social, political and business life aim at creating innovative ideas for the continent. During mutual discussions and workshops new ideas are developed, new inspirations are created and new decisions on taking mutual actions are made. They are meant to generate a change in the future. It is at the Economic Forum of young Leaders that future elites acquire and share their knowledge. It is also a chance to rise quality and improve recognition of youth work, share good practices in the frame of youth work. The 12th Economic Forum of Young Leaders takes place between 5th and 7th of September 2017 in Nowy Sącz. The programme will focus on the following areas: global security, future of Europe, economic growth, youth entrepreneurship, business management, leadership and the role of young generation in the contemporary world. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS In order to become a participant, please submit your online application (available in English only) by 18th June 2017. STEP ONE: submit your online application Polish participants: - http://www.forum-leaders.eu/#rejestracja Non polish participants: - Use button "APPLY NOW!" WAIT FOR RESULTS OF SELECTION STEP TWO: if selected - you will hear back from the organizers (European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation) - you will be asked to pay the fees and - you will be able to ask for visa, reimbursement of travel costs (etc.) SELECTION CRITERIA All prospective participants in age 18-35 who need to speak good English and be active in political, social and economic life in an NGO or other institution/organization. The organizers will also assess prospective participants’ experience in the Fields of social, economic and political affairs. Participation in courses, trainings, seminars, affiliation to NGOs will be an asset. The main aim of the Forum is to gather a diversified group of people from different backgrounds and countries, hence the organizers kindly ask to register only one person per organization. For underrepresented countries and regions the organizers can accept more then one participant per organization. IN CASE OF ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS: I step of call: Please check FAQ: http://www.forum-leaders.eu/2017-en.php Grzegorz Kucharyk, gkucharyk@frse.org.pl (Foundation for Development of the Education System) II step (fee): forum@forum-leaders.eu (European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation) Travel cost: Grzegorz Kucharyk, gkucharyk@frse.org.pl (Foundation for Development of the Education System) Programme: forum@forum-leaders.eu (European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation)

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Seminar is

for 300 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Participants include ngo leaders, members of social, economic, political organisations, employers’ associations as well as young academic staff, journalists and entrepreneurs.

Working language(s):



Foundation for the Development of the Education System (National Agency)


  • European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation (Youth NGO)
  • The Eastern Institute (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Grzegorz Kucharyk


Phone: +48224631413

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


FEE All participants need to pay a participation fee. Participation fee cover accommodation. The organizers partially co-finance only the participation of selected participants. Participation fee: - 40 EUR for participants from countries other than Poland and Ukraine - 10 EUR for participants from Ukraine TRAVEL COSTS The organizers can cover travel cost for selected participants. Please note that only cheapest means of transport and fares are subject to reimbursement (APEX airfare, 2nd class train ticket, etc.). Travel costs reimbursement: - up to 150 euro for participants from Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia; - up to 300 euro for participants from other countries. Participants from: - Austria - Bulgaria - Cyprus - Italy - Spain - United Kingdom - Malta - Turkey - Romania must contact the National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme of their residence country to check travel reimbursement conditions. Contacts to NAs: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/contact_en#tab-1-0. Organizers can modify conditions of travel reimbursement what will be provided to participants in step II.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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