EEC - Leaders of Tomorrow - information for students

The EEC - Leaders of Tomorrow project allows participants to gain valuable experience, as well as obtain a certificate confirming involvement in the work at the European Economic Congress in Katowice, operating in an international environment among the most important guests from Europe and worldwide, and establishing interesting connections.

The initiative offers the opportunity to participate in the European Economic Congress in Katowice in a chosen form, defined as: discussion, participation, collaboration or discovery.

Discovery

An initiative implemented as open lectures promoting young entrepreneurship and active citizenship. The whole program consists of a series of lectures each taking approximately 30 minutes. After each speech there is time for participants' questions and a 15-minute discussion.

"With the Young and for the Young" - open lectures during the EEC

About 20 guests will be invited to participate in the project, representing business and politics, entrepreneurs, EU commissioners and experts.

The number of planned participants: approximately 1,000-2,000.

The target group is students from all courses, including full-time, evening and part-time, from both public and private institutions of higher education, as well as young graduates.

It is possible to register for any number of lectures.

Lectures take place at the University of Economics in Katowice.

Participation

An initiative that allows students to gain access to many additional options and services during the Congress, thus offering them the opportunity for an even more interesting and comfortable participation in the entire Congress.

The number of planned participants: approximately 50 people.

The target group is students from all courses, including full-time, evening and part-time, from both public and private institutions of higher education.

Participants will be selected by the Organizer from among those willing to cooperate and participate in the discussion, as well as persons recommended by partner organizations.

Discussion

An initiative addressed to ambitious, outstanding students involved in initiatives that support the development of entrepreneurship and are active in the public sphere. Participation in the event will be an opportunity for students to participate in a debate with politicians, experts and entrepreneurs, during which representatives of the younger generation will be given a voice (as regular speakers) to express their opinions on many issues that are important to them.

The number of planned participants: approximately 20.

The target group is students from all courses, including full-time, evening and part-time, from both public and private institutions of higher education.

Recruitment will run in two stages:

1st stage of recruitment

Nominations submitted by the institutions of higher education and partner organizations. The criteria for the students' assessment will include: academic achievements/grades; research and community activity; participation in workshops, seminars and conferences; internships and activity in students’ research clubs; knowledge of foreign languages; and scientific publications.

2nd stage of recruitment

The competition jury will select the best candidates.

Collaboration

An initiative addressed to ambitious individuals who are not afraid of challenges, who wish to familiarize themselves with the work on the organization of international meetings, speak foreign languages, are interested in international affairs and want to develop professionally.

The number of planned participants: approximately 100.

The target group is students from all courses, including full-time, evening and part-time, from both public and private institutions of higher education.

Working on organizing the Congress will allow the participants to:

  • gain valuable experience in organizing one of the most important economic events in Central Europe;
  • receive a certificate confirming their involvement in working at the Congress, being in an international environment among the most important guests from Europe and worldwide;
  • establish interesting contacts.

The organizer provides guidance from experienced staff members.

Responsibilities:

  • assistance in organizing the Congress;
  • overseeing the meetings in conference facilities;
  • providing support for Congress guests and foreign delegations;
  • working in task groups;
  • completing tasks assigned by the organizers.

Requirements:

  • reliability;
  • communication skills;
  • committment;
  • organizational skills;
  • impeccable manners;
  • ability to work in a team;
  • good command of spoken English;
  • knowledge of other languages will be an advantage;
  • availability during the three days of the Congress.