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European Forest Institute (EFI) Young Leadership Programme: YLP-MED 2020

European Forest Institute (EFI)


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Join for the Young Leadership Programme (YLP) Mediterranean 2020 and broaden the horizon for the leaders of tomorrow!

The 2020 edition of the EFI YLP-MED 2020 provides training, knowledge sharing and networking on Mediterranean forest-based value chains and their contribution to a circular bioeconomy, with a special focus on cities and urbanised societies. Young professionals will interact with global and regional leaders, network with peers and develop strategic thinking on how to manage and use forest resources to address societal challenges.

Confirmed speakers for the programme include Christine Farcy (Catholic University of Louvain), Xavier Marcet (Lead for Change), Ricard Armengol (Provital Group), Vicente Guallart, (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia), Mireia Gascon (Barcelona Institute for Global Health), Roser Maneja (UNESCO International Centre on Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves), Bart Muys (University of Leuven) and Sven Wunder (EFI).

EFI welcomes applications from young professionals with a few years of work experience, both from Mediterranean countries as well as other countries working with Mediterranean countries. The age range is approximately 25-35 years and the aim is to have a mix of participants from research (e.g. PhD students), policy (e.g. young civil servants from Ministries) and practice (young professionals). Up to 20 participants will beselected.

The EFI Young Leadership Programme was established in 2014 and has run annual editions with rotating geographical focus, including on Russia and Eurasia. The first Mediterranean edition took place in 2018 and was described by participants as a positive and inspirational experience with 100% of participants recommending the programme.

 European Forest Institute (EFI) Young Leadership Programme: YLP-MED 2020