How can I register for the Forum?

You can only register online by filling in the online registration form, at SALTO-YOUTH website Here: www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/14th-economic-forum-of-young-leaders.8027/

In order to become a participant, please submit your online registration form by 24th June 2019.


We'll inform selected participants about results till 12th June 2019.

Due to numerous applications we’ll contact only with selected participants

The registration process for participants from other countries than Poland consists of 2 steps:

  STEP ONE: submit your online application


Due to numerous applications we’ll contact only with selected participants.

  STEP TWO: if selected,

  • you will hear back from the organizers (European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation)
  • you will be asked to pay the fee
  • you will be able to ask for visa, reimbursement of travel costs (etc.)

Selected participants will get the travel costs reimbursement.

Is there any registration fee?

  • 45 euro is the fee from participants from countries other than Poland and Ukraine and it includes:
    • attending all panel discussions, lectures, speeches and workshops during the Forum
    • attending panel discussions and lectures on 8th of September at the Economic Forum in Krynica
    • conference materials
    • accommodation, meals and coffee breaks
    • invitation to the banquets and dinners
    • local transport Nowy Sącz – Krynica
    • certificate
  • 15 euro is the fee from participants from Ukraine and it includes everything what is written above.

In addition, this year there is a possibility to buy regular ticket for participants who don’t need travel costs reimbursement. Regular tickets costs 150 euros and this option will be opened by the 15th of May 2019.

What Is The WiFi Password?

You will be provided with the WiFi password at the registration desk upon arrival to Nowy Sącz. There is a WiFi zone in the conference center, so you will be able to use it.

Travel costs

The organizers can cover travel cost for selected participants.

Please note that only cheapest means of transport and fares are subject to reimbursement (APEX airfare, 2nd class train ticket, etc.).

Travel costs reimbursement:

  • up to 150 euro for participants from Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia
  • up to 300 euro for participants from other countries.

Participants from:

- Austria
- Bulgaria
- Croatia
- Cyprus
- Italy
- Spain
- United Kingdom
- Malta
- Turkey
- Romania

must contact the National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme of their residence country to check travel reimbursement conditions.

Contacts to NAs: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/contact_en#tab-1-0.

Organizers can modify conditions of travel reimbursement what will be provided to participants in step II.

Do I have to look for accommodation on my own in Nowy Sacz?

No, we provide and cover all expenses of accommodation. We will also organize lunches and dinners for you.

Will organisers cover health insurance expenses?

No, we only provide emergency/accident insurance. Participant has to take care of his health insurance on their own. As for EU country participants we advise you to have (EHIC) European Card of Health Insurance.

Do you cover visa fee?

We do not cover visa costs. Selected participants get an invitation, which allows them to get free visa to Poland for the participation in the Forum.

Why do you need my photo in the second stage of recruitment?

Your photo is required to print your special participant ID/badge which allows also entering the Economic Forum in Krynica.

What is the dress code?

The dress code is Business Standard/ Business Attire/ formal.

I want to ask you if the result of the Forum will be announced?

Everyone will be informed about participation by receiving an email confirming acceptance of participation.

Due to numerous applications we’ll contact only with selected participants.

In the second stage of recruitment: after paying a participation fee and filling registration form, the applicant automatically becomes a participant in the Forum.

Is there a possibility to cancel participation in the Forum?

After paying the participation fee, it is not possible to opt out of the Forum and receive back fee.

What are the criteria that organisers apply to select participants of Forum?

All prospective participants need to speak English and be active in political, social and economic life in an NGO or other institution/organization. The organizers will also assess prospective participants experience in the Fields of social, economic and political affairs. Participation in courses, trainings, seminars, affiliation to NGOs will be an asset. The main aim of the Forum is to gather a diversified group of people from different backgrounds and countries, hence the organizers kindly ask to register only one person per organization. For underrepresented countries and regions we can accept more than one participant per organization.

How many participants can be accepted representing one single organization?

We highly recommend you nominate only one candidate from your organisation even though you can send more than one application form. We will rather accept only one representative from each institution as the main objective of Forum is to create diverse group of people from different cultures, countries, languages to make this event a place to exchange different experiences and ideas. In case of significantly underrepresented countries and regions we can accept more than one participant per organization.

I am a student of international relations, but I'm not interested in economic issues. Can I still apply for the Forum?

Yes, definitely. Forum's agenda is very broad. We will discuss political, social and global issues. Being only a student do not qualify you to the participation in the Forum. You should also prove you are active in the student's organization, NGO or civil society institution.

Is it possible to apply without an NGO?

An applicant don’t have to be a leader or member of NGO. You can be leader of non-formal group, student's club or society, youth worker, entrepreneur . As institution you can give the name of your university or company.

Who are the guests of the Forum?

Special guests and speakers of the Forum are Nobel Prize Winners (Reinhard Selten, Lech Wałęsa), Presidents (including Gjorge Ivanov, Mikhail Saakashvili, Valdis Zatlers, Boris Tadic, Jorge Sampaio, George Vasiliou, Vaira Vike-Freiberga), Prime Ministers, Ministers, EU Commissioners, CEOs, Presidents of national banks, eminent economists. Forum program includes panel discussions, lectures, business presentations and workshops.

Who organizes the Forum?

European Meeting Centre - Nowy Staw Foundation, Foundation for the Development of the Education System, Institute for Eastern Studies. The Economic Forum of Young Leaders is accompanying the 29th Economic Forum in Krynica.

What are the Forum agenda priorities in 2019?

We are still preparing 14th Forum’s agenda. We’ll publish it in August. Every year we create different Forum’s priorities, but subject area is similar. This year priorities concentrate around thesis “FUTURE SKILLS FOR FUTURES LEADERS”.

Which languages do we speak during the Forum?

The panel discussions, keynote speeches and lectures are translated simultanously into English, Polish and Russian. During the workshops and networking we do speak English.

Is there parking place available next to accommodation place?

Yes, parking place will be provided by the organizers. But participants should inform organizers before the Event if they will need car park.

Will you provide transportation from the accommodation to the conference center?

Yes, We will provide transport from the accommodation place to the conference center, where the Forum will take place.

What is the nearest airport?

The nearest airport is Kraków – Balice (Krakow - Balice) http://www.lotnisko-balice.pl - , 124 km from Nowy Sacz.

There is also an airport in Katowice http://www.katowice-airport.com/index.html.

This is located at least 210 km away from Nowy Sacz.

Another one, much smaller airport, is Rzeszow-Jasionka - http://www.rzeszowairport.pl, located 145 km from Nowy Sacz.

However, we suggest to use this airport only in special cases.

You can use also two airports in Warsaw: Chopin Airport http://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl and Modlin Airport http://www.modlinairport.pl

What are the train connections from Krakow to Nowy Sacz, how much are the fares?

Please, check out this website of Polish National Railway (PKP): http://rozklad-pkp.pl/bin/query.exe/en. You will find all necessary information including ticket prices.

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