Bratislava Global Security Forum – GLOBSEC

GLOBSEC 2016: 15-17 April, Bratislava: Requirements

YEL is delighted to be taking part in the GLOBSEC Forum in Bratislava for the first time. The conference takes place from 15-17 April 2016 and it brings together many international experts from the realm of security and defence. GLOBSEC has played a vital role in providing a platform for policymaker collaboration throughout its 11 year history, and continues to be a key forum in the tense current global security situation. Taking place a few months before the upcoming Warsaw NATO Summit, GLOBSEC will serve as a central platform for pre-summit debates in the run up to the Alliance’s 2016 gathering. Read more about the conference at

Applicant Profile / Requirements

  • Young European Leadership Delegates are expected to possess a relevant background in the area of the conference, which will ensure high returns for them, the conference and YEL.
  • Delegates will need to contribute to the topic of the conference. Being a YEL delegate implies investing time before, during and after the conference to properly represent yourself and also Young European Leadership.
  • Applicant must be between 25-35 years old.
  • NATO or PfP country citizenship, Mediterranean Dialogue, or partner (Australia, Japan) citizenship.
  • Willingness to engage in regular online activity over an extended period of time.
  • Willingness to write at least one topical article or blog, where Young European Leadership and the GLOBSEC Young Leaders’ Forum is mentioned before, during or 14 days after the forum.
  • Interest in long-term engagement with peers on issues pertaining to transatlantic relations.
  • Past experience relating to: security or defence policy; current security issues (ISIL, Ukraine, Russia, migration) adaptation of NATO to the security environment of 21st century, democratic transitions especially towards EaP countries and Western Balkans; international law; international energy policy; journalism; political and economic development of the European Union; cyber security; or any other fields of relevance to the transatlantic partnership.
  • Young European Leadership may conduct interviews during the selection process.
  • You may be asked to give a short interview to Young European Leadership’s media team before, during or after the event.
  • You may support your application with a short paper, ideally on a topic of conference (max 10 pages, only English language accepted). In case, merge the .pdf with your CV and attach it as one document to your application form.
  • Failure to comply with the guidelines may lead to the immediate exclusion of the application process. Young European Leadership reserves the right to exclude individuals from the application process, discharge applicants from any appointments upon being selected, or to take any other steps deemed necessary, in cases such as, but not excluded to, (voluntarily or involuntarily) falsely provided information, unlawful acts in any other regard, disqualifies him- or herself via significant lack of performance or other aspects disqualifying him or her to represent the Young European Leadership.
  • Please note that Young European Leadership asks for a €10 contribution towards the organisation from all candidates who accept an offer to join a YEL delegation.
  • Additional questions? Please contact with the subject GLOBSEC 2016: Question Application.
  • Application deadline: February 7th.

Applications are now closed.