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ECONOMIC FORUM
OF YOUNG LEADERS



9th ECONOMIC FORUM of YOUNG LEADERS

2th - 5th of September 2014 NOWY SĄCZ
AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET, MAKE FRIENDS AND TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE OF EUROPE

DAY 1 : Tuesday

September 2, 2014, Nowy Sącz



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How to make Europe a place we want to live in? Business – social – economy

Workshops prepared by the Foundation for the Development of the Education System.

9 Economic Forum of Young Leaders can be considered officially started. The first point of 9th Economic Forum of Young Leaders were workshops conducted by the Foundation for the Development of the Education System. The participants themselves suggested topics’ workshop, organized in small groups. Each participant could choose a topic to conduct, Workshops were held in two panelch. The subject covered the situation of young people in european countries and their opportunities and barriers in their personal development. An important topic discussed during the workshop was the current situation in Europe. At the end of each workshop we summed up discussed subject of the debate.




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Opening session

Welcome to Participants IX Forum

  • Jacek Krupa – Deputy Marshall of Małopolska Province
  • Bożena Jawor – Deputy Mayor of Nowy Sącz
  • Anna Moskwa – Chairman of the European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation
  • Tomasz Bratek – Deputy Director of the Foundation for the Development of the Education System

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After an hour of 15.00 participants from all over Europe were greeted by the hosts of this year's meeting. On behalf of the residents of Nowy Sacz his word gave the mayor - Bozena Jawor. The audience was greatened also by Tomasz Bratek from the Foundation for the Development of the Education System.
In contrast, Jacek Krupa, Deputy Marshal of the Malopolska asked about the place of young people in contemporary society.
Anna Moskwa, President of the European Meeting Centre - Nowy Staw Foundation, journalists questioned the difference between Sacz and Krynica Forum, She draw attention to the particular importance of young people. It also explains what distinguishes this year's edition of the meeting.
What other topics, participants will face the Economic Forum of Young Leaders? We invite you to follow our website and online transmission.

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PRESENTATION: 10 years in the eu

The results of research about the 10th anniversary of Poland’s membership in European Union.

  • Michał Eryk Południok - European Meeting Centre - Nowy Staw Foundation

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Next topic in the program’s agenda was the presentation report lead by Michał Południok. The main goal of this presentation was to describe the results of research about the 10th anniversary of Poland’s membership in European Union. The respondents of this research were the citizens of Lublin and surrounding area. The general conclusion is that respondents have a positive opinion about our membership in UE. The main profits according to them are: open boarders and free traveling throughout the Member Countries (71%) and also opportunities associated with European funds and investments (sequentially 50% and 47%). The negative aspects according to respondents are: migration of Poles to other countries (48%) and growth of prices of goods and services (41%).

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Europe - unsolved problems, new challenges. Seeking for a leader of change

Panel discussion

  • Moderator: Tomasz Bratek - Deputy Director of the Foundation for the Development of the Education System
  • Jan Figel – Vice-president of the National Council of Slovakia
  • Stanisław Kluza – economist, Institute of Statistics and Demography, Former Minister of Finance of Poland
  • Peter Volten - Director of the Centre for European Security Studies, The Netherlands
  • Christoph Zoepel – Former Minister of State and Secretary of State, Professor


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First panel discussion was focused on the topic „Europe – unsolved problems, New challenges. Seeking for a leader of change”, which concerned a meaning of leadership and problems which future leaders will have to face with. Guests of 9th Economic Forum of Young Leaders tried to convince participants not to be afraid of proposing changes, to be active because there are plenty of problems which have to be solved.
Another challenge for future European elites is strengthen of the external policy and EU security policy because it’s still on the stage of planning. Panelists paid a lot of attention on an issue of European integration, which is often underestimated. In their mind we should focus on deepening and spreading that value because in times of competition with giants like China or India, Europe need to be integrated.
Problem of Ukrainian-Russian conflict also was mentioned. Participants provided questions about solutions.

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Foyer Forum

Rozmowy młodych liderów

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From family business to global success

Business presentation

  • Moderator: Michał Eryk Południok – member of Program Council Economic Forum of Young Leaders
  • Ryszard Florek – President of FAKRO Sp. z o.o. Winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 Award given by EY. He has received the Economic Award of the President of the Republic of Poland twice for his extraordinary involvement in building the prestige of the Polish economy in EU member states.

The guest who was invited for the last panel session of the first day of Economic Forum of Young Leaders was president of FAKRO company – Ryszard Florek.



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The FAKRO company produces and sells roof windows. The company started its activity in Nowy Sącz. The main topic of Ryszard Florek presentation was the problem of deficiency of appropriate climate for business development in Poland. Based on his own experience in cooperation with entrepreneurs of different nations he noticed that Poles the most often think about themselves at first and in the second place about good of the community. And according to him this is the biggest obstacle of economic development of our country. The next problem which he was talking about were the negative relationships among people based very often of feeling of envy. This thing obstructs many times human potential and development. Very often the entrepreneurs are perceived in negative way by the society. Unfortunately this kind of situation takes place in Poland and it should be changed.

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Reception at the Town Hall in Nowy Sącz

Organized by the Mayor Ryszard Nowak

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