FEML


ECONOMIC FORUM
OF YOUNG LEADERS



3th ECONOMIC FORUM OF YOUNG LEADERS

9th - 12th of September 2008 NOWY SĄCZ
AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET, MAKE FRIENDS AND TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE OF EUROPE

DAY 2: Wednesday

10th September 2008, Nowy Sącz



Youth Policy
Youth in Action Programme

- introduction, work in groups

led by SALTO Network and the Polish National Agency
of the “Youth in Action” Programme.

Time for Youth

Education is the way leading to a genuine dialogue. This is the message standing behind today’s workshops of the Economic Forum of Young Leaders in Nowy Sącz. The participants of the Forum took part in workshops organised by coaches of the European Union Programme “Youth in Action”.

Informal education is a useful tool thanks to which young people learn how to talk. This technique can be successfully applied in politics or in studying the mechanisms of economy – says Dorota Prymek, a workshop coach of the “Youth in Action” Programme.

The coaches of the Programme organised three workshops for the participants of the Forum –the active role of the youth in socio-political life; the variability of cultures and fighting against social exclusion. Divided into small groups, the young leaders prepared presentations about the most important challenges and problems that are interwoven in our social lives. There was an abundance of discussions, significant questions and ideas of how to promote and present the task of the young generation among political dissidents. One of the groups faced the question of what is the role of young people in fighting such global problems as poverty, hunger or armed conflicts. “The more we talk with each other, the more we get rid of stereotypes and mutual misunderstandings” – thinks one of the Forum’s participants from Wrocław, Weronika Duda. The participants of the workshops also noticed that fighting global problems is often connected with acting for one’s own local society. “Act locally – think globally” - highlighted Peter Ordey from Hungary.

Anna Żamejć / Press Room Team


Special speech of

Donald Tusk
Prime Minister of Poland

Opening session in Krynicy

European Dilemmas: Central Europe - an Active Partner or a Passive Spectator?

  • Moderator Aleksander Kwaśniewski - President of the Republic of Poland (1995-2005),
  • Wolfgang Clement - Former Minister of Economy and Technology, Bonncomm management &communications, Germany
  • Denis MacShane - Member of Parliament, , House of Commons, United Kingdom
  • Jan Krzysztof Bielecki - President of the Board, Bank Pekao S.A., former Poland
  • Andrej Kobiakow - Vice Prime-Minister, Government of the Republic of Belarus, Belarus
  • Waldemar Pawlak - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Ministry of Economy, Poland


Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk

told the young leaders in Nowy Sacz

Facing the future is an outstanding challenge and a chance for young people, especially those living in Europe. That is why my generation has managed to fight for the priceless value of freedom – our liberty of life, action and personal decisions of our future paths. This is a value you should always keep a close eye on. It is a good moment to call upon all young Europeans: remember that you must not give back the freedom you have earned. Because of our personal experience in this field, we are obliged to react if wherever in the world someone’s freedom is violated. I am sure that if we protect our liberty, young people will have a chance to thrive in our modern Europe. I look with great confidence into the future of those who are now eighteen-twenty years old - told the young leaders in Nowy Sącz Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk.
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Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk

Katarzyna Grydniewska / Polish Radio Lublin



Economic Forum of Young Leaders in Krynica

Special session in Krynica, Part I
The economy of XXI century – challenges for the young generation

  • Prowadzenie: Przemysław Patryk Iwanek - Chairman of the Conference
  • Wolfgang Clement - Former Minister of Economy and Technology, Bonncomm management &communications, Germany
  • Jan Krzysztof Bielecki - President of the Board, Bank Pekao S.A., Former Polish Prime Minster



Participation in the discussion panels

of the 18th Economic Forum in Krynica


Economic Forum of Young Leaders in Krynica

Special session - Part II Sesja
The importance of Polish economy for the region and Europe

Special Guests:

  • Waldemar Pawlak - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Government of Poland
  • Petro Poroshenko - President of the Supervisory Board, National Bank of Ukraine
  • Mykola Katerynchuk – Member of the parliament of Ukraine



FORUM ORGANIZERS