GLOBSEC Young Leaders Forum allows young professionals to take advantage of the parallel GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum. The interconnection between both events gives them an opportunity to participate in different sessions and conduct discussions with high-profile politicians, decision-makers, opinion-builders, prominent analysts and think-tankers.

Over the course of its 9 editions, GYLF has welcomed over 260 participants from over 50 countries and from 160 leading institutions in the realm of politics, business and the non-governmental sector.

Looking Back

A key part of the GLOBSEC success story is the fact that it grew out of a student project to become a major international forum. Youth engagement has always been an integral part of our work. In 2013, the first GLOBSEC Young Leaders Forum (GYLF) took place on the sidelines of the annual GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum. It provided young professionals with an opportunity to discuss current challenges in international affairs, improve policymaking skills and network with distinguished leaders and experts. The only well-established forum of its kind in Central Europe, GYLF has since grown to become one of the most prestigious meetings of young professionals and decision-makers in the world.

GYLF Alumni Community

GLOBSEC Young Leaders network currently includes over 150 experts from around the world who are connected through  several social media groups. We have created one platform for communication and begun the process of engaging youth expert voices in preparations for all GLOBSEC flagship events and initiatives. GYLF alumni have been invited to lend their expertise to the GLOBSEC Forum team in terms of content and speakers. Engaging their expertise and networks to foster dialogue and inspire action throughout the year would keep the community lively and allow us to better spread the values that GLOBSEC stands for around the world.

GYLF in pictures

GYLF 2022 Participents