Call for Applications: GLOBSEC Young Leaders’ Forum 2016 in Slovakia

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The GLOBSEC Young Leaders’ Forum is a prestigious gathering of young professionals and future decision-makers, it is the only annual and established forum in Central Europe that connects transatlantic leaders of tomorrow. Young leaders with their fresh innovative ideas create a dialogue on current transatlantic and EU issues and build long-lasting networks. The GYLF will engage its members through a unique platform:

Private dialogue and best practices sharing via a Facebook Group
Content preparation in GYLF working groups (recommendations for main panel discussions) prior to face-to-face interaction with leaders at the Forum
Participation in the GLOBSEC Young Leaders’ Forum 2016
Establishing professional contacts with peers and senior stakeholders
For those selected, accommodation and board subsidies will be available to help offset the participation cost. The organisers will not cover the transportation costs for participants of GYLF. Travel grants may be available on individual basis and only to selected participants up to the price decided by organizers.

February 7, midnight CET — Applications Deadline
February and March – activities, and briefings, pre-forum working groups
15 – 17 April 2016 – attendance of the forum


We are currently seeking applications from exceptional young professionals, aged 25-35, and are targeting young professionals from the fields of international relations, defence, security, journalism, international business, NGO, and academia. Successful candidates will ideally be passionate about international relations and will have demonstrated leadership abilities.

Applicant Requirements
Between 25 and 35 years of age
NATO or PfP country citizenship, Mediterranean Dialogue, or partner (Australia, Japan) citizenship
Past experience relating to: security or defence policy; current security issues (ISIL, Ukraine, Russia, migration) adaptation of NATO to the security environment of 21st century,, democratic transitions especially towards EaP countries and Western Balkans; international law; international energy policy; journalism; political and economic development of the European Union; cyber security; or any other fields of relevance to the transatlantic partnership.
Working knowledge of English
Willingness to engage in regular online activity over an extended period of time
Willingness to write at least one topical article or blog, where GYLF is mentioned before, during or 14 days after the forum
Interest in long-term engagement with peers on issues pertaining to transatlantic relations
To be considered for this program, interested parties should submit the online application with following materials:

Current CV, including nationality and age;
Suggestion for the topic for discussion during the GYLF sessions, including its title, short synopsis and three questions for discussion
Short motivation letter (200 – 250 words)

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