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14th Economic Forum of Young Leaders

Conference – Symposium - Forum

2-6 September 2019 | Nowy Sącz - Krynica Zdrój, Poland

Economic Forum of Young Leaders is one of the biggest international social and economic meetings of young leaders. Its main aim is to strengthen cross-sectoral cooperation among young leaders from programme and EECA countries and policy makers.

350 young leaders from 35 countries will meet in Poland for the 14th time to debate on the future of Europe. 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 changes in the future. It is also a great chance to rise quality and improve recognition of youth work, share good practices in the frame of youth work. The 14th Economic Forum of Young Leaders takes place between 2nd and 6th of September 2019 in Nowy Sącz/ Krynica Zdrój. The programme will focus on the following areas: future of Europe, economic growth, changes in education, demography, youth entrepreneurship, business management, leadership and the role of young generation in the contemporary world.

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: To participate in the Forum, please submit your online application (available in English only) by 24th June 2019 - only for non-Polish participants.

POLISH PARTICIPANTS: http://www.forum-leaders.eu/#rejestracja
In case of questions please contact the Nowy Staw Foundation http://www.forum-leaders.eu/forum/en-kontakt.php

If selected - you will hear back from the organizers (European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation) after the application deadline.

- you will be asked to pay the fees;

- you will be able to receive visa-related documents (if necessary), reimbursement of travel costs (etc.).

SELECTION CRITERIA: all prospective participants should be at least 18 years old, have good command of 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.


- participation fee - forum@forum-leaders.eu (European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation)
- programme: forum@forum-leaders.eu (European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation)

REIMBURSEMENT OF TRAVEL COSTS: Travel costs of selected participants from Eastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation and Western Balkans countries will be reimbursed by SALTO EECA RC after the event, upon presenting relevant travel documents, via bank transfer. More details will be sent to selected patricipants, please wait for the information.

Travel costs of selected participants from programme countries will be reimbursed by National Agencies of their country of residence. Contacts can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/node/2105


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Conference – Symposium - Forum is

for 350 participants

from Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries , Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Western Balkan countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Youth coaches, Youth researchers, 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 of Erasmus+ Programme) (National Agency)


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

Contact for questions:



Phone: +48224631461

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.


Participation fee

40 euro - participation fee for participants from countries other than Poland and Ukraine

15 euro - participation fee for participants from Ukraine

For more information regarding participation fee please visit the website  http://www.forum-leaders.eu/2019-en.php or contact European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation forum@forum-leaders.eu

Accommodation and food

The organisers of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs  for food. The participation fee covers the accomomdation.

Travel reimbursement

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.). The participants from Programme countries must contact the National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme of their residence country to check travel reimbursement conditions. The travel costs of participants from Eastern Partnership countries, Russia and Western Balkans countries will be covered by SALTO EECA. The conditions of travel reimbursement will be provided to selected participants.

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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