MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS EUROPE
The Economic Forum of Young Leader is a meeting of young people from Europe, it gives room for discussion about important processes on our continent and in the world as well as about challenges for a young generation of politicians, economists and leaders of NGOs. The Forum gives room for a debate about the future of the European Union and its relation with neighbouring countries.
Each year, the Forum attracts young leaders of political, economic, social, and NG organisations from the EU countries, Eastern Europe and South- Eastern to come to Poland, to Nowy Sącz. The venue of the conference is determined by a partner programme – The Economic Forum in Krynica. Due to that outstanding politicians, economists, businessmen and heads of the countries, governments and corporations can participate not only in the “central - European Davos” but also have an opportunity to visit “young leaders” in Nowy Sącz and to share experience, knowledge and to answer the questions bothering young people.
The organisation of the Economic Forum of Young Leaders in Poland plays a big role in the promotion of our country as an important member of the European Union, the country that plays an important role in the integration processes, especially in the process of creating an Eastern dimension of the EU and the process of creating new ideas for the future of the Union.
In 2006 160 people from 25 European countries: from Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Byelorussia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Portugal, Georgia, Hungary, Germany, Latvia, Italy, Malta, Moldavia, Rumania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the Ukraine and Poland participated in the Forum
The participants of the Forum involved themselves in panel discussions on the following subjects:
Moreover, the participants of the Forum joined in the workshops on the youth policy of the EU, the fair of ideas, social actions and the action plans of other institutions as well as in the panel discussions of the XVI Economic Forum in Krynica.
Guests of the Forum
The following people were the guests of the Economic Forum of Young Leaders in Nowy Sącz:
Giorgi Baramidze (Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia and Minister for European and Euroatlantic Integration of Georgia),
Algirdas Brazauskas (President of Lithuania 1993-98),
Erhard Busek (Vice Chancellor of Austria 1991-95, Special Coordinator of Stabilisation Pact forSouth-Eastern Europe),
Karel Dyba (Professor of Economy at the Economic University in Praga, Minister of Economy in the Czech Republic in 1990-96),
Dmitrij Furman (Professor, The Head of the European Institute of the Russian Academy of the Arts),
Grzegorz Gauden (The Editor- in – Chief of “Rzeczpospolita”),
Grażyna Gęsicka (Minister for Regional Development RP),
Jakub Gross (Specialist in Bank PKO BP),
Irina Hakamada (a Russian oppositionist),
Grigorij Jawliński (a Russian oppositionist politician),
Donald Jensen (Manager of the RadioWolna Europa),
Milan Kučan (President of Slovenia in 1990-2002),
Aleksander Kwaśniewski (President of RP in 1995-2005),
Janusz Lewandowski (Head of CPE Budgets)
Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz (Prime Minister of RP in 2005-2006),
Cristian Nacu (Vice-President and Manager of Enterprise Investors Romania),
Maciej Płażyński (Deputy Chairman of the Senate of RP),
Viviane Reding (Commissionaire of the EU for Media and Information Society),
Christoph Rosenberg (Representative of International Monetary Fund for Central Europe and the Baltic Countries),
Rudolf Schuster (President of Slovakia in 1999-2004),
Józef Taran (manager),
Hanna Gronkiewicz – Waltz (former Vice-President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
Father Ludwik Wiśniewski, OP.