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Leading Europe Scholarship

Are you a young leader from Europe? You could attend the Global Young Summit 2021 Summit in Munich from 11 - 14 October through our flagship Scholarship. 
About the Leading Europe Scholarship:

Leading Europe is an initiative designed to ensure that outstanding young people from Europe are represented at Global Young Leaders Summits.Europe finds itself at a crossroads. The environment is under threat despite the Green Deal at the forefront of Europe’s ambitions. The region is increasingly divided, with domestic upheavals and far-right, populist rhetoric espoused by the leaders of several European nations. The pressure of migration is still being felt across the continent. The bounds of media freedom are being tested as relationships between states and the press become more adversarial. Europe’s economic outlook is pessimistic amid widespread uncertainty in a post-Brexit era. The EU seeks to be at the heart of Fourth Industrial Revolution, but many European workforces are unprepared for the digital upheaval. Yet with the advancements in tech, medicine and energy, the future must be seen as bright.In the midst of these challenges, it is young leaders who are devising meaningful strategies to build a more sustainable region. Are you one of those leaders? If so, Global young Leaders is looking to bring you to the next annual Summit in Munich.

What does the Leading Europe Scholarship sponsorship pay for?

Access to the Global Young Leaders Summit 2021 in Munich, Germany.
Accommodation on a shared basis between 10 and 15 (inclusive) October, 2021
Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue.
Summit hand-outs and support materials.
The cost of travel to and from Munich. Your flight to and from Munich must depart from and return to one and the same international airport.

Please note that if you are ultimately selected for a Scholarship and require a visa to enter the Schengen region to attend the Global Young Leaders Summit 2021, you will be required to pay the visa fee yourself. The Schengen visa costs $90 USD plus the applicable service charge of your local visa application centre. The costs of the visa and the applicable service charge as well as any further costs associated with the visa application (including travel to and from the visa application centre) fall on you as the participant.

I couldn’t imagine an experience that would inspire me more. I loved being able to network with such incredible people and listen to their stories.
Eva Barilaro, Monaco

Are you eligible?

You are eligible for sponsorship if you:
Are between the ages of 18 - 30
Have an evidenced commitment to delivering positive change
Demonstrate capacity for leadership
Are addressing key local and/or global issues in your work
Have a track record of generating impactful and innovative ideas 
Are a national (passport holding citizen) of one of the countries listed below:

Albania Andorra Armenia
Austria Azerbaidjan Belarus
Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria
Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic
Denmark Estonia Finland
France Georgia Germany
Greece Holy See Hungary
Iceland Ireland Italy
Kosovo* Latvia Liechtenstein
Lithuania Luxembourg Malta
Moldova, Republic of Monaco Montenegro
Netherlands North Macedonia Norway
Poland Portugal Romania
Russia San Marino Serbia
Slovakia Slovenia Spain
Sweden Switzerland Turkey
Ukraine United Kingdom *This designation is without prejudice on positions of status.

The selection process:

The strongest applicants will be shortlisted by the end of May 2021. You will be contacted individually by a member of the Global Young Leaders team if you have been shortlisted. 
Please note:

We cannot guarantee any applicant that they will be shortlisted or that we will secure sponsorship for any shortlisted applicant.
Priority will be given to applicants from countries that have been less represented at previous Global Young Leaders Summits.
Priority will also be given to first-time Summit attendees (not Global Young Leaders Ambassadors).
Due to the overwhelming amount of applications we receive, Global Young Leaders is unable to respond to individual emails enquiring about the outcome of the Leading Europe selection process.
We do not provide feedback as to why candidates are not selected.

What could the ‘Leading Scholarship’ mean for you?

Gain greater visibility for your work & be heard by world renowned experts and leaders

Tap into a global network of potential collaborators from 196 countries 

Gain access to exclusive Ambassador opportunities, such as speaking events

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