Young Bled Strategic Forum 2023
Mitigating our Butterfly Effect
This year Young Bled Strategic Forum (Young BSF) took place under the title Mitigating our Butterfly Effect. It took place between 25 and 28 August 2023 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The participants then participated at the 18th Bled Strategic Forum on 28 and 29 August.
Inspired by the work of American mathematician and meteorologist Edward N. Lorenz coined in the metaphor “When a butterfly flutters its wings in one part of the world, it can eventually cause a hurricane in another”, the globalised world of today is increasingly interconnected, reliant on the understanding of our environment, and dependant on actions of multiple stakeholders.
#YoungBSF 2023 followed its vision of building capacity, gathering knowledge and acknowledging the strength of young stakeholders that can cause or prevent a hurricane through decisive and responsible action, contributing to solidarity and resilience within our societies.
Check the concept note for more information on the content of the 2023 edition of Young Bled Strategic Forum.
Who will be participating?
Age: Accepting applicants aged 18 to 35 years.
Field of profession: Accepting all students and young Accademia representatives, young employed professionals, NGO representatives and civil society members (active citizens on the local, national and international level), young members of public administration and governmental institutions, members of international organisations, social entrepreneurs, representatives of private sector and commerce and all other inspiring young future leaders.
Geographical scope: The region, EU and globally (with accommodation and sustenance during the Young BSF and BSF for all selected participants, and travel grants discussed on each participant separately to allow equal opportunities for participation depending on available resources).
Inclusivity: Young BSF supports diversity and condemns discrimination on the basis of any feature, striving towards inclusivity and equal opportunities, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnicity or other backgrounds.
To expand your knowledge and experience on the subjects addressed within the forum, cooperate with expert speakers and trainers on the topic.
To gain new skills and competencies accumulated through dynamic and engaging formats of participation.
To expand your network through cross-border cross-sector cooperation.
To be the voice of your generation that addresses the challenges and opportunities of today.
To advocate your ideas, creativity and knowledge in interaction with decision-makers and other stakeholders within society.
To build solutions, recommendations and project proposals that have an effect on the local, national and global level.
For more than a decade, the Young Bled Strategic Forum (Young BSF) has been bringing together young leaders aged between 18 and 35 years from all over the world to engage in lively discussions and develop innovative solutions to some of the most pressing global issues. It has become a unique meeting place for a diverse array of young leaders, entrepreneurs, influencers, thinkers and social activists, offering them a platform to share their visions, exchange ideas and connect.
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