The Young Leaders’ Forum – Innovation, Environment, Future

Deadline: 23 August 2020
Open to: young professionals aged 24-38
Benefits: full scholarship that includes: accommodation with breakfast, lunch and travel costs


The Young Leaders’ Forum is an international meeting of young motivated professionals between the ages of 24-38 coming from the EU and the V4 countries, who are active in the field of innovation. During the event, the participants will have the chance to discuss innovative ideas and pioneer initiatives, improve their leadership potential, and learn new skills that will make them more competitive in their field of expertise and their career.


Young professionals ready to shape the future and drive positive changes in the field of innovation are welcome to apply. YLF connects experts from the fields of social sciences, natural sciences, and legal studies to create a bridge between these fields and help young decision makers to make their innovations more effective and successful.

Age Limit: 24-38
Educational Background: MA, PhD (both for ongoing and finished)

Application Requirements

  • Young professionals focusing on the above-mentioned topics, with experience in the fields of innovation, technology, social media, environmental science, water science, water management (private and public sector), and social sciences, natural sciences, legal studies connected to current topics of YLF
  • Working knowledge of English (C1)
  • Willingness to actively engage both in the programme of YLF and the think.BDPST conference, and participate in different on-line and off-line activities before and during YLF


Scholarships are available for participants coming from the EU. Applications submitted by participants from the V4 countries enjoy priority during the evaluation as the Forum is focusing on the Central European region, however, applications from other EU countries are also welcome.

Participants coming from V4 and other EU countries have the opportunity to receive full scholarship that includes: accommodation with breakfast, lunch and travel costs. The type of the scholarships will be announced based on the candidates’ competences, professional achievements, and educational background (the Knowledge Centre will cover travel costs only for outstanding applicants). For Hungarian and foreign national participants residing in Budapest, the scholarship does not automatically include breakfast and accommodation.

Participants coming from other countries have the opportunity to get partial scholarship that includes: accommodation with breakfast and lunch. All selected participants will attend the think.BDPST conference to be held on 1-2 October.

The recruitment for this programme will be conducted on a competitive basis. All applicants will be notified about the results via e-mail.

How to Apply?

To be considered for this programme, interested parties should submit their application with their up-to-date CV (one page, uploaded in PDF format, including the applicant’s age and nationality)

For more information please visit the official web page.