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Conference: 14th Economic Forum of Young Leaders

Dates: 2-6 September 2019

Venue: Nowy Sącz – Krynica Zdrój, Poland

Eligible are 350 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries, Eastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 24th June 2019

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.

General Description

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.

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In case of questions please contact the Nowy Staw Foundation

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.




This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting Association of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

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.).

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

The travel costs of participants from Eastern Partnership countries, Russia and Western Balkans countries will be covered by SALTO EECA.

Participation fee

For more information regarding the participation fee please contact European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation forum@forum-leaders.eu




Foundation for the Development of the Education System – National Agency of Erasmus+ Programme


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

Phone: +48224631461

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:


E-Mail: eeca@salto-youth.net

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.