Economic Forum of young Leaders


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

350 young leaders from 42 countries will meet in Poland for the 10th 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 10th Economic Forum of Young Leaders takes place between 7th and 11th of September 2015 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.


In order to become a participant, please submit your online application (available in English only) by 12 July 2015.

STEP ONE: submit your online application

Polish participants:

Non polish participants:
- Use button "APPLY NOW!"


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.)


All prospective participants 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.


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 partially co-financed participants;
- 150 EUR for non co-financed participants.


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 EU countries;
- up to 300 euro for participants from non EU countries.



I step of call: Grzegorz Kucharyk, (Foundation for Development of the Education System)

II step (fee): (European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation)

Travel cost: Grzegorz Kucharyk, (Foundation for Development of the Education System)

Programme: (European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation)