Deadline: June 10, 2021 23:59 CEST
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Dates: July 12-16, 2021
Eligibility: Young leaders between 21 and 35 years of age from around the world
Location: Prague, the Czech Republic or online

Are you a young leader passionate about EU affairs?

Are you looking for a platform to debate the most pressing issues with opinion leaders and fellow EU enthusiasts?

Here’s your opportunity to join 30 exceptional opinion leaders with diverse professional and academic backgrounds and shape the policy of tomorrow:

Join Future European Leaders Forum 2021 and let your voice be heard!

Future European Leaders Forum, an integral part of the Prague European Summit, connects young people with experienced experts and decision-makers.

If you are looking for a space for meaningful, open and inspiring conversations about solving Europe’s most pressing issues, you cannot miss this event.

Check out last years’ policy papers and get inspired by the brilliant ideas discussed at FELF 2020!

FELF was created to inspire, connect, and empower

For you, FELF has prepared a variety of learning and networking activities. Make lasting friendship with other young leaders during team-building exercises, workshops, simulations, mentoring, panel discussions and other networking events.

Moreover, participation in FELF is your opportunity to acquire a practical set of skills and competencies useful in your daily and professional life.

You will sharpen not only your professional knowledge but also your skills in policy drafting, negotiating and communicating, as well as analytical thinking and creative problem-solving.

And, it will make your resume outstanding for future employees!

Check out the highlights of the 2019 gathering hosted in Prague


Are you…

✔️ Active in politics, state affairs, business, media, arts, sports, science, a non-profit environment, etc.

✔️ Interested in EU affairs, its political and economic development, security, and/or any other fields of relevance to the European affairs

✔️ Willing to actively engage in FELF debates and the Prague European Summit discussions and in related activities​ preceding the meeting

… then this event is for you!

This year’s Future European Leaders Forum is an official part of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE)!

To apply, send your CV and a short essay on the topic tacked by the Conference on the Future of Europe.

How would you tackle the challenges (environmental, social, technological or security) that the EU is currently facing?

Choose one of the CoFoE’s following areas:

  • 🌎 Climate change and the environment
  • 🏥 Health
  • 👩‍🏭 A stronger economy, social justice and jobs
  • 🇪🇺 EU in the world
  • ⚖️ Values and rights, rule of law, security
  • 🤖 Digital transformation
  • 👨‍⚖️ European democracy
  • ✈️ Migration
  • ⚽ Education, culture, youth and sport
  • 💡 Other ideas

In your essay, offer the possible solutions to one of the problems. It will be your starting point to ignite a dialogue during preparatory workshops and on-the-spot policy sessions.

Working jointly with other participants, you will be creating a real policy brief which will then be presented to relevant stakeholders.

❗ Your essay shouldn’t be longer than 2000 characters.

Your CV and the essay must be sent to Mr. Jiří Mach, FELF Coordinator, via email at before Sunday, May 30, 23:59 CET!

We hope this year we will meet you face to face again!

In 2020 the debate was held online

The organisers are closely following the development of the COVID-19 situation and will make every effort to organise the meeting in Prague.

In case the forum is held in person, foreign participants will be provided with accommodation and additional support if necessary.

If the restrictions won’t allow the gathering to happen in a safe environment, FELF will be held online.

Interested in joining the Future European Leaders Forum? Apply now by sending the required documents via email at

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