GLOBSEC Young Leaders‘ Forum 2015

Bratislava, June 2015

In June 2015, Bratislava will yet again become a hub of security and foreign policymaking as top government, military and diplomat officials, as well as business and NGO leaders, will gather for the 10th annual GLOBSEC 2015 Bratislava Global Security Forum. On this occasion we are seeking to engage exceptional young professionals in the GLOBSEC Young Leaders’ Forum 2015, the CALL FOR APPLICANTS is now open until 23 March, midnight CET.

The aim of the GLOBSEC Young Leaders´ Forum is to give emerging influencers and future decision makers the opportunity to contribute new ideas to the debate on security, foreign policy, and economy, improve their policy making skills and engage in networking with their peers and senior policy makers. We are looking for 30 inspirational young leaders between the age of 25 and 35, with diverse professional and academic background.

We are currently seeking applications from exceptional candidates from all NATO and Partnership for Peace (PfP) countries[1], as well as Mediterranean Dialogue members[2], and other NATO partner countries.

The GLOBSEC Young Leaders’ Forum

The GLOBSEC Young Leaders’ Forum will unite emerging leaders from countries of NATO and beyond, with the vision of creating a vibrant dialogue, building networks, and encouraging future collaboration on issues pertaining to transatlantic relations, EU, and world economy issues,  but also other pressing global economic and political challenges. The GYLF will engage its members through a unique platform:

· Private dialogue and best practices sharing via Facebook Group

· Content preparation in GYLF working groups (recommendations for main panel discussions) prior to face-to-face interaction with leaders at the Forum

· Participation in the GLOBSEC Young Leaders’ Forum 2015

· Establishing professional contacts with peers and senior stakeholders

For those selected, accommodation and board subsidies will be available to help offset the participation cost. The organisers will not cover the transportation costs for participants of GYLF. Travel grants may be available on individual basis and only to selected participants up to the price decided by organizers.

March 23, midnight CET — Applications Deadline

April and May – activities, and briefings, pre-forum working groups



We are currently seeking applications from exceptional young professionals, aged 25-35, and are targeting young professionals from the fields of international relations, defence, security, journalism, international business, NGO, and academia. Successful candidates will ideally be passionate about international relations and will have demonstrated leadership abilities.

Applicant Requirements

· Between 25 and 35 years of age

· NATO or PfP country citizenship, Mediterranean Dialogue, or partner (Australia, Japan) citizenship

· Past experience relating to security or defence policy; democratic transitions; international law; international energy policy; journalism; electoral politics; humanitarian issues; or any other fields of relevance to the transatlantic partnership.

· Working knowledge of English

· Willingness to engage in regular online activity over an extended period of time

· Willingness to write at least one topical article or blog, where GYLF is mentioned before, during or 14 days after the forum

· Interest in long-term engagement with peers on issues pertaining to transatlantic relations

· Applicants who have previously participated in Bratislava Young Atlanticist Summit 2012, GLOBSEC Young Leaders’ Forum 2013 and 2014 are not eligible to apply

To be considered for this program, interested parties should submit the online application with following materials:

· Current CV, including nationality and age;

· Suggestion for the topic for discussion during the GYLF sessions, including its title, short synopsis and three questions for discussion

*Please note that recruitment will be conducted on a competitive basis.

* By filling up the application, applicants give the organisers their personal data for processing in SC Activities Filing System (FS). Purpose of this FS is determined by data controller Strategic Council as organising of expert events and other activities. Strategic Council process personal data of applicants according to Art. 10 Par. 3 letter a) of Act no. 122/2013 Col. on Personal Data Protection as amended only in a limited scope (see application form) that is necessary for the provision of services connected with the organisation of expert events and other activities. Personal data of applicants are processed according to these Terms and Conditions and without a consent of applicants. During the processing of personal data only designated organizations shall have an access to personal data as data processors (Slovenská atlantická komisia, CD International s.r.o, Central European Policy Institute, Centrum pre európske záležitosti) and limited scope of personal data may be available to partner organizations. All personal data provided to the organisers are confidential and will be used for the purposes of the organisers only. Applicants as data subjects have their rights guaranteed according to Art. 28, 29 and 30 of Act no. 122/2013 Col. on Personal Data Protection as amended.


[1] Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kyrghyz Republic, Malta, The Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

[2] Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia