Application process

Applicant requirements

  • Between 21 and 30 years of age (participants up to 35 years of age may be considered as well, but they may not be eligible for a fully funded stay)

  • Active in politics, state affairs, business, media, arts, sports, sciene, a non-profit environment, etc.

  • An interest in EU affais, its political and economic development, security, and/or any other fields of relevance to the European affairs

  • Fluent in English

  • Willingness to actively engage in FELF (including pre-forum preparations) debates and the Prague European Summit discussions

  • Willingness to participate in any other related activities​,


16 - 20 November 2020

Topics to be discussed

Environment, security, digital and emerging technologies, society, advocacy, politics, EU reform, participatory democracy, youth opportunities and more.


Please send us your CV (including your date of birth and full contact details). Applicants are required to send a short essay on the following topic: How would you tackle the challenges (environmental, social, technological or security) that the EU currently faces? 


You are to choose one of the following topics - the environment, social policy, technology or security - and elaborate an essay of up to 2000 characters (not more!). You are expected to build on the essay during preparatory workshops and on-the-spot policy sessions. Working jointly with other participants, you will be creating a real policy memo which will then be presented to relevant stakeholders.

All required documents must be sent to Mr. Jiří Mach, FELF Coordinator, via email at

The final deadline for applications is the 18th of October 2020 23:59 CET. 

Applications are considered on a rolling basis with limited availability., and the application process will be closed once all 30 places are filled. Applying at the earliest is thus highly advisable.​

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This event is co-funded in copperation with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung - Representation in the Czech Republic.


The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.




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