February 28, 2011

6th Economic Forum of Young Leaders in Nowy Sącz, Poland

Young leaders meet in Poland to create ideas for the future of Europe. We warmly invite you to participate in the 6th Economic Forum of Young Leaders which will take place between 6th and 10th of September 2011 in Nowy Sącz (near Kraków), Poland.

Each year, Forum engages over 300 young leaders of political, economic, social, and non-governmental organisations from the European Union countries, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, from over 42 European countries, to come to Poland to Nowy Sącz.

The Economic Forum of Young Leaders in Nowy Sącz is a meeting of young elite from Europe and a venue for discussion about important processes in the world as well as challenges for young generations of politicians, economists and leaders of NGOs. Forum gives room for debate about the future of the European Union and its relation with neighbouring countries. 

Young leaders are the elite among young people. Experienced in supervising and running international and local projects, valiant and open, well educated, they can encourage to get involved not only their peers but also local communities – it is an invaluable contribution in structuring and development of civil society.

Our objective is to arrange a big event similar in scale to the Forum in Kynica and Davos, addressed, however, to young leaders. We would like to create 'Davos of the Young”, a meeting and training place for young leaders, a spot to reflect on the future of Europe. This is supposed to be the Forum during which there will be a chance to establish contacts with other people, share our experience, find partners for mutual social and business projects. A conference with young participants from the EU countries, the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Russia, Turkey and high rank guests is an infrequent event.

A four day programme of the Forum involves panel discussions, workshops as well as receptions and business evenings. The venue of the conference is determined by a partner programme – the Economic Forum in Krynica. Subsequently, outstanding politicians, economists, businessmen and heads of the countries, governments and corporations have an opportunity to meet young leaders in Nowy Sącz and to share experience, knowledge and to answer questions bothering young people.

Registration Fees

Qualified participants have to make a payment of:
  • 60 Euro (registration fee) for participants from the EU countries, Norway and Iceland
  • 200 Polish Zloty (registration fee) for participants from Poland
  • 30 Euro (registration fee) for participants form Balkan countries, Turkey, East Europe and the South Caucasus countries 
The registration fee includes:
  • participation in the 6th Economic Forum of Young Leaders 2011
  • access to all sessions, plenaries, meeting discussions and workshops
  • coffee breaks during sessions
  • gala dinner
  • breakfasts, lunches and dinners throughout the Forum
  • accommodation in the student's dormitories during the Forum
  • conference materials


Please fill in the online application form. We accept the applications by July 15, 2011.

In case of any issues contact us: forum@forum-leaders.eu
Web: http://www.forum-leaders.eu/


  1. Please, can someone from Africa attend?

  2. Sorry, it's said that EU countries, the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Russia, Turkey are eligible to apply.

  3. So participants from Georgia are welcome? Does the program cover travel expanses?

  4. Yes, participants of Georgia are eligible to apply! The program does not cover travel expenses, and you also have to pay a registration fee.