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GLOBSEC is looking for young leaders

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In May 2017, Bratislava will yet again become a hub of security and foreign policy making, as top government, military and diplomat officials as well as business and NGO leaders will gather for the 12th annual GLOBSEC 2017 Bratislava Forum. On this occasion, we are seeking to engage exceptional young professionals in GLOBSEC 2017 Young Leaders’ Forum; the CALL FOR APPLICANTS is now open until 26 March, midnight CET.

The aim of GLOBSEC Young Leaders’ Forum is to give emerging influencers and future decision makers an opportunity to contribute new ideas to the debate on security, foreign policy and economy, improve their policy making skills and engage in networking with their peers and senior policy makers. We are looking for 30 inspirational young leaders between the age of 25 and 35, with diverse professional and academic background.

We are currently seeking applications from exceptional candidates from all NATO and Partnership for Peace (PfP) countries [1] as well as Mediterranean Dialogue members [2] and other NATO partner countries.


GLOBSEC Young Leaders’ Forum

GLOBSEC Young Leaders’ Forum unites emerging leaders from countries of NATO and beyond with the vision of creating a vibrant dialogue, building networks and encouraging future collaboration on issues pertaining to transatlantic relations, EU and world economy issues,  but also other pressing global economic and political challenges. GYLF engages its members through a unique platform:

  • Private dialogue and best practices sharing via Facebook Group
  • Content preparation in GYLF working groups (recommendations for main panel discussions) prior to a face-to-face interaction with leaders at the Forum
  • Participation in GLOBSEC 2017 Young Leaders’ Forum
  • Establishing professional contacts with peers and senior stakeholders

For those selected, accommodation and board subsidies are available to help offset the participation cost. The organisers do 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 the organisers.

  • 26 March, midnight CET — applications deadline
  • April and May – activities and briefings, pre-forum working groups
  • 25 – 28 May 2017 – 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 are ideally passionate about international relations and 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; democratic transitions; international law; international energy policy; European Agenda; social media; journalism; electoral politics; humanitarian issues 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 an online application with following materials:

Current CV, including nationality and age;
Suggestion for a topic for discussion during the GYLF sessions, including its title, short synopsis and three questions for the discussion

If you are interested in GLOBSEC 2017 Young Leaders’ Forum, please submit your application here.

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