Apply now for the "European Youth Summit: 100 for the Next 100 in the Danube Region" in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The summit will take place from June 4 to 8, 2014. Application deadline is April 20, 2014.
Today, Europe is facing serious challenges in various spheres, from the economy and unemployment to growing nationalism and enlargement fatigue in many European countries, to name but a few. As the next generation, European youth should be involved when these questions are brought up. The European Youth Summit “100 for the Next 100 in the Danube Region” will bring together 100 young leaders with various educational and professional backgrounds from the Danube Region and South East Europe. Instead of looking at the past and what happened 100 years ago, they will discuss the different facets of the challenges Europe is facing today and will face in the future. What has to change in order to make Europe future proof over the next century?
Together. Future. Europe
“Together for the future of Europe” is the main motto of the summit. This is why it will mark the year 2014, the year of anniversaries, with a project that will gather young people in Sarajevo to show that young people are looking towards the future, rather than living in the past. This project is their statement for the future they wish to have – together.
The goal of the summit is to establish a network of young (future) leaders and policy makers who will find creative solutions to the challenges affecting Europe today. The participants of the summit will improve their skills in a variety of fields (public relations, leadership and media-related skills, lobbying and networking) and find a space to put those skills in practice. Invited experts, local and European politicians, scientists and artists, will deliver speeches and act as trainers and interlocutors to the younger generation in a series of working sessions on European questions. After the summit, a group of outstanding intellectuals will be equipped to broaden the debates on challenges they are facing today and to foster their own potentials for building a better society.
Share your visions for the future and join the summit
The project will welcome young, distinguished Europeans from the 14 Danube region countries and South East Europe with various educational and professional backgrounds. The project organisers are looking forward to applications of young political decision makers, scientists and graduate students, entrepreneurs and civil society representatives. Meal and accommodation costs will be covered for the period of the summit. Travel costs to Sarajevo are not covered. There is no participation fee to pay. People who are not citizens of the 14 countries of the Danube region but who live, work or study in one of these countries are eligible to apply. These countries are: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine. Please apply by filling out the application form and sending it by April 20, 2014, to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, please visit the summit's website, www.alpbach.org/sarajevo2014.
Foto credits: "Sarajevo at night" by Gabriel Hess on Flickr.