29353259141 56a1eaff40 zThe Young BSF is a platform for young leaders to exchange ideas on the global challenges and opportunities before us. Every year, Young BSF attracts aspiring young politicians, activists, diplomats and academics from Slovenia and abroad. Engaging in interactive discussions, they develop arguments and ideas through creative approaches that take into account diverse views. This dynamic and creative group of young leaders generates innovative solutions, looks for answers and formulates proposals on how to cope with the challenges that generations and societies alike are facing.

Young BSF started on Friday, 2 September. The main topic of this year’s Young BSF is Generation of Global Citizens, covering smart cities, youth mobility & political participation and interregional cooperation. The participants have the opportunity to present their ideas creatively, address different opinions and seek solutions to the problems discussed. And for that reason, the traditional panel format is avoided. The debates will be led by moderators and all participants will have an opportunity to present their own views.

Six teams of young leaders from around the world will take part in a competition to find strategic solutions for a Sustainable Intersection in Ljubljana (ZERO-WASTE shop, café and bed & breakfast). The teams will examine and analyze the company and produce strategic reports for the management. The challenger round of presentations will be held on Sunday, 4 September. The winning team will receive the main prize, and their solution will be presented to business people, ministers, and other participants on Tuesday, 6 September, at the Business BSF.