A key part of the GLOBSEC success story is the fact that it grew out of a student project to become a major international forum. Youth engagement has always been an integral part of our work and we continuously look for ways to strengthen that element. In 2013, the first GLOBSEC Young Leaders Forum (GYLF) took place on the side-lines of the annual GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum. It provided young professionals with an opportunity to discuss current challenges in international affairs, improve policymaking skills and network with distinguished leaders and experts. The only well-established forum of its kind in Central Europe, GYLF has since grown to become one of the most prestigious meetings of young professionals and decision-makers in the world. GLOBSEC Young Leaders Forum enables young professionals to participate in formal and informal discussions with high-profile politicians, decision makers, thought leaders and think-thankers. Participants also get to formulate strategic policy proposals and suggest plans for action through working groups focused on key issues discussed at the Forum. Over the course of its 6 editions, GYLF has welcomed over 180 participants from over 40 countries and from 140 leading institutions in the realm of politics, business and the non-governmental sector.
Let us introduce you to the GYLF class of 2019.