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Young Bled Strategic Forum 2024

Restoring Common Ground

In a world of parallel realities, how can we, as emerging leaders, bring realities closer together to restore space for social action?

Young Bled Strategic Forum 2024 will take place under the title Restoring Common Ground. It will take place between 30 August and 1 September 2024 in Pokljuka, Slovenia. The participants will then participate at the 19th Bled Strategic Forum on 2 and 3 September.

The deadline for applications is 2 June, 23:59.  

You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible since we will review applications on a rolling basis. 

Who can apply?

Field of profession: whoever committed to bringing positive change within society, ranging from students and young academics, NGO representatives and civil society members (active citizens on the local, national and international level), activists, politicians, engineers, young members of public administration and governmental institutions, athletes, members of international organisations, entrepreneurs,  and all other inspiring young future leaders.

Age: 18 – 35 years

Geographical scope: from wherever.

Why apply?

Gain new knowledge and share your insights: Explore the reasons behind contemporary social divisions, learn how others are bridging them and share your experience.

Meet new people: Forge professional and personal ties with more than 40 young leaders from around the world.

Get to participate at Bled Strategic Forum: Experience first-hand one of the biggest regional international conferences.

Discover Slovenia: Spend a week in some of the most scenic parts of Slovenia.

It’s free.

What is Young Bled Strategic Forum?

The Young Bled Strategic Forum is a unique meeting place for diverse young leaders, offering them a platform to share their visions, exchange ideas and network with other prominent young politicians, activists, diplomats and academic from all over the world. Each year, it attracts a group of young leaders and engages them in interactive discussions on pressing challenges and addresses inventive approaches to developing creative solutions. As a generator of ideas, the Young Bled Strategic Forum has become an engine of change.

The Young Bled Strategic Forum model is growing and changing every year. Topics change and ideas evolve, but the main objectives of the Young Bled Strategic Forum are clear. Young Bled Strategic Forum aims to bring together the most prominent young leaders from Slovenia and abroad and offer them a creative atmosphere for discussion and networking.

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What is Young Bled Strategic Forum?

The Young Bled Strategic Forum is a unique meeting place for diverse young leaders, offering them a platform to share their visions, exchange ideas and network with other prominent young politicians, activists, diplomats and academic from all over the world. Each year, it attracts a group of young leaders and engages them in interactive discussions on pressing challenges and addresses inventive approaches to developing creative solutions. As a generator of ideas, the Young Bled Strategic Forum has become an engine of change.

The Young Bled Strategic Forum model is growing and changing every year. Topics change and ideas evolve, but the main objectives of the Young Bled Strategic Forum are clear. Young Bled Strategic Forum aims to bring together the most prominent young leaders from Slovenia and abroad and offer them a creative atmosphere for discussion and networking.

What is the theme of Young Bled Strategic Forum?

Each year, the Young Bled Strategic Forum focuses on a contemporary challenge and explores different ground-up solutions to address the challange. 

The main theme of the 2024 edition of the Young Bled Strategic Forum (working title: Restoring Common Ground) is a reference to the title of the 2024 edition of the Bled Strategic Forum international conference (Parallel Realities). In essence, at this year’s Young Bled Strategic Forum, participants will be looking for ways to make our realities converge once again so that a space for positive social action can re-emerge. You can find more information on the theme of the 13th Young Bled Strategic Forum here. 

What about the agenda of the event?

At the moment we are still designing the programme of the Young Bled Strategic Forum 2024. The programme will not be finished before July as the final outline will also depend on the profile of the select participants.

Who is eligible to apply?

Anyone aged between 18 and 35 committed to creating positive change in society.

Why should you apply?

Explore the main theme of Young Bled Strategic Forum and source ground-up solutions for select contemporary challenge in collaboration and in discussion with other participants and world-renowned experts.

Attend a three-day Young Bled Strategic Forum tailor-made programme with insightful discussions and engaging workshops in Pokljuka and then participate at the Bled Strategic Forum international conference – the leading conference in Central and South-Eastern Europe.

Hang out with and befriend some 40 thought-provoking, up-and-coming, interesting, ambitious, and diverse young leaders from all over the world.

Because the attendance is free, and all the costs of your participation are covered by us! Young Bled Strategic Forum is possible because of donations and funds from generous partners and sponsors. This way we can enable participation to whomever, regardless of their socio-economic status. The costs covered include transportation, accommodation, and meals at the Young Bled Strategic Forum and the Bled Strategic Forum.

How and where to can you apply?

To apply for Young Bled Strategic Forum you have to fill-out online application form available here.

When is the application deadline?

The deadline for applications is 2 June, 23:59.  

You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible since we will review applications on a rolling basis. 

What are the selection criteria for participants, and how will they be assessed?

We are looking for young people committed to creating positive change in society. If you are an activist, engineer, diplomat, philosopher, community organizer, writer, project manager, social media influencer, politician, teacher, architect, physician, researcher, entrepreneur, professional athlete, coder, diplomat, designer — whatever your calling or profession — if your mind is set on practical, bottom-up change, you can be a Young Bled Strategic Forum participant.

The main aim is to select a diverse group of passionate, bright, and curious/savy individuals. In the selection process, we will prioritize diversity in terms of geography, gender, age, experience, and knowledge.

The Young Bled Strategic Forum selection committee will select the participants based on the submitted application forms. 

They will be paying special attention to the longer written elements of the application form to filter out the best applicants. 

What are the costs associated with participating in the Young Bled Strategic Forum?

There is no participation fee and all the costs of your participation are covered by us. This includes the cost of transportation, accommodation, and meals at the Young Bled Strategic Forum and the Bled Strategic Forum. Young Bled Strategic Forum is possible because of donations and funds from generous partners and sponsors. This way we can enable participation to whomever, regardless of their socio-economic status.

What will the participants do at the Bled Strategic Forum?

The Bled Strategic Forum international conference is the leading international conference in Central and South-Eastern Europe. After concluding the Young Bled Strategic Forum programme in Pokljuka, participants will move to Bled, where they will have the opportunity to attend the Bled Strategic Forum.

We believe that youth perspectives are crucial at international conferences like the Bled Strategic Forum. Therefore, Young Bled Strategic Forum participants will have the opportunity to actively participate in the conference in the following ways:

  1. As speakers in discussions: Selected Young Bled Strategic Forum participants will have the chance to speak in discussions.
  2. During the Q&A sessions: Young Bled Strategic Forum participants will be given priority to comment or ask questions during the Q&A portions of the discussions.
  3. Young Bled Strategic Forum powered discussions: For the first time, we are organizing discussions powered by the Young Bled Strategic Forum, featuring themes and topics related to Young Bled Strategic Forum for Bled Strategic Forum audience.

How can I follow Young Bled Strategic Forum online?

We have an Instagram account dedicated entirely to Young Bled Strategic Forum.

Otherwise, you can follow Young Bled Strategic Forum on Bled Strategic Forum’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

Where can I inquire further?

Feel free to contact us at young@bledstrategicforum.org with any additional questions.

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