WASHINGTON, DC, August 26, 2010—The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs is pleased to announce the Young Leaders Conference in Prague scheduled for November 6 - 12, 2010. Nearly two hundred young leaders from Central Europe, the Baltic States, and the United States will gather for one week to explore and discuss issues of critical concern to the region and the world.
Attendees will hear from keynote speakers, attend professional development workshops, and participate in cross-disciplinary panel discussions across three dialogue themes - New Challenges in Transatlantic Security; Climate Change and Environmental Issues; and Tolerance and Diversity. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to develop collaborative transatlantic projects, which can be submitted for funding consideration. Up to $90,000 will be available for award-winning projects, with a maximum of $10,000 awarded to any single project.
The Young Leaders Dialogue with America provides opportunities for strategic learning and exchange between emerging leaders from Central Europe and the Baltic States—including Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia—with young leaders from across the United States.
IIE is currently accepting applications for U.S. participation in the Young Leaders Conference in Prague. Forty eight young leaders from the United States will be selected to attend the conference. The Young Leaders Conference is fully funded, meaning all domestic and international airfare, lodging, meals, medical insurance, cultural activities, and other program materials will be covered.
Applications are due September 12, 2010.