International Young Leaders Academy: Strengthening Democracy in Eastern Europe Societies (October 5-8, 2012 in Vilnius)

Young Leaders Forum is organizing International Young Leaders Academy: Strengthening Democracy in Eastern Europe Societies to be held on 5-8 October 2012 in Vilnius.

Over the course of two days (6-7), you will take part in a special series of thematic panels and working groups focused on:

Developing leadership skills - the art of oratory, debates, negotiations and cognitive competences of the active civic, etc.;

Analyzing different existing practices and country cases - democracy building experiences, youth initiatives in different countries, existing youth policies and practices in order to foster youth civic participation, different methods and techniques;

Discussing and generating the ideas how to enhance youth participation in creating the system of democratic values in the societies of East Europe countries; and how to gain political weight in lobbing and influencing democratization processes in global political arena;

This event will be also a unique opportunity to foster youth engagement in the Community of Democracies (CoD), and build ties among a leading group of youth civic in the following Eastern Europe countries. During our academy, you will also participate in discussions about the development of the CoD youth dimension, help articulate a concrete steps for future youth engagement in the CoD and participation/role in upcoming ministerial meeting of the CoD in Ulan Bator (Mongolia) in 2013.

Please note that travel and accommodation expenses will be covered to the limited number of participants from the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. However, if you are from the other country than was mentioned before and you have financial possibilities to join us, we will be glad to welcome you here in Vilnius.

We believe that you will find this event to be an interesting opportunity to learn and share new experiences and ideas at the heart of your work as a young activist. We hope you will join us in Vilnius.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to the contacts below until September 10, 2012, and we will provide further information regarding logistics and other matters including the facilitation of travel visas:

Young Leaders Forum Secretariat


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