2019 Think.BDPST Young Leaders’ Forum

Deadline: January 25, 2019.

The Young Leaders’ Forum is an event gathering young professionals between the ages of 24-38 from the Central European region, who are active in the field of innovation, to discuss innovative initiatives, improve their leadership potential, and learn new skills that will make them more competitive in their field of expertise.




1. Motivated young professionals with leadership potential whose professional activities are related to the main topics of the conference: social innovation, digitalisation and democracy, innovation in housing, urban studies.

2. They accept applications of those who consider themselves young leaders and (soon-to-be) decision makers in the field of urban design and planning, housing, digitalisation, human-machine interactions, modernisation, and the connected social and legal studies.

3. They accept applications from experts with a background in natural and social sciences, who are focusing on the above-mentioned topics in their professional career.

4. Applicant aged 24-38.

5. Educational Background: MA, PhD (both for ongoing and finished)

6. Working knowledge of English (C1)

7. Willingness to actively engage both in the programme of YLF and the think.BDPST conference and participate in different on-line and off-line activities before and during YLF.



For selected participants coming from the EU 28, Western Balkans, or Eastern Partnership Countries, the following expenses are covered by the Knowledge Centre:

  • Accommodation with breakfast included
  • Lunch
  • Travel costs (the most economic and direct options only)

For those coming from any other countries, the following expenses are covered:

  • Accommodation with breakfast included
  • Lunch

Please note that the Knowledge Centre does not cover the costs of visa application (where applicable) and insurance of any kind for the participants (regardless of the scholarship granted).



During the application procedure, you have to fill out an online application form that includes questions such as:

  • Personal Information
  • Why would you describe yourself as a young leader?
  • What causes or activities are you passionate about aside from your work/research?
  • What does innovation mean to you?
  • Answer the following questions:
    • (In)security, (in)equality, (in)stability – how does innovation in housing systems affect the living standard in urban areas? Please highlight three key issues.
    • E-democracy=e-engagement? How does the use of technology in politics affect the way we think about democracy?




Young Leaders’ Forum

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