Welcome to the news of the Economic Forum of Young Leaders. The Forum will take place from 9-12 September 2008 in Nowy Sacz.
Over 350 journalists, representatives of social and political organisations, as well as economic and non-governmental institutions from 41 countries from EU, Eastern Europe and Caucasus will take part in this year's Economic Forum of Young Leaders.
The participants will not only discuss major problems concerning the present-day Europe but they will also try to find solutions to them. The Forum establishes the role of the young generations within the social and economic changes occuring on the European continent. The Economic Forum of Young Leaders is accompanying the Economic Forum in Krynica.
The content-related value and the organisational success of the Forum's annual editions make it one of the most important international events for the young generation. What also proves this claim are media from around Europe which show a lot of interest in the Forum in their frequent reports of the debates .Another good recomendation are the headings of some media accounts about the „creative eye” on the challenges posed by Europe.
All plenary debates are available on-line
in our news bulletin through the medium of TV at www.forum-leaders.eu
Among the guests of the Forum in Nowy Sącz will be : Yurij Afanasiev - President of the Russian State Uninversity for the Humanities , Danuta Hübner - European Commissioner for Regional Policy (Poland), Roland Dumas – Former Minister of Foreign Affairs (France), Giorgi Baramidze - Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia, Katarzyna Hall - Minister of National Education (Poland), Jan Krzysztof Bielecki – Former Prime-Minister of the Republic of Poland, President of Bank Pekao S.A. (Poland), Jerzy Buzek – Former Prime-Minister of Republic of Poland, Member of European Parliament (Poland), Elmar Brok - Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs (Germany), Vytautas Landsbergis - Former President of the Republic of Lithuania, Member of European Parliament, Leopold Unger – Le Soir (Belgium), Mikulas Dziurinda - Former Prime-Minister of the Slovak Republic , Manisha Signh - U.S. Department of State , Mart Laar – former Prime-Minister of Estonia, Petro Poroshenko - President National Bank of Ukraine , Sir David Alton - House of Lords (UK), Maciej Plazynski – Former Speakar of the Sejm (Parlament of the Republic of Poland), Andrey Klimow - Deputy Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs of the State Duma (Russia), Borys Tarasiuk - Former Minister of Foreign Affairs (Ukraine), Vitalino Canas – Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs of Parlament (Portugal), Aleksander Kwasniewski – Former President of the Republic of Poland, Yasa Yakis - Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs of Parlament (Turkay), John O’Sulilivan - Director of Radio Free Europe.
The plenary sessions will take place in the beautifully renovated building
of the Malopolska Province Center of Culture (MCK) "Sokół" in Nowy Sącz.
Official opening of the Forum on 9 September 2008, 16:00 in MCK „Sokół”.