EUROPE SUMMIT 2019
20-22 MARCH 2019 / Helsinki, Finland
How do we build young leaders to tackle
sustainability challenges entrepreneurially?
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Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in their assessment last October 2018. Who else to make non-incremental changes than the open-minded, technologically minded and digitally connected youngsters who care for their only planet?
This gathering of minds is for the participants to learn and share on the latest of sustainability trends, on the skills needed to lead ground-breaking sustainability projects, and to make new connections to collaborate with one another to start-up initiatives to impact local realities.
It is also about activating the often dormant leadership potential of talented young academics into utilizing their intellectual capabilities for positive impact in their immediate surroundings. It is about giving them tools for skills upgrading, technology, context and mindset to think entrepreneurially.
The programme is being designed in such a way that interactions will be key, beyond the traditional standard template of sitting-and-listening to experts.
Understand the latest big picture trends & research on science & sustainability with the current backdrop of political and economic turmoils.
Bring your own ideas to the conversations and be inspired by others' stories on climate leadership.
Meet sustainability entrepreneurs thinking laterally on tackling sustainability challenges.
Connect to networks and diasporas to build an understanding on how to
Get to ask for help in the marketplaces on how to make your existing projects more actionable and fundable.
keen to lead sustainability projects locally/
internationally in networked organisations.
Young academics, researchers, PhD students
wishing to take on leadership roles in their future career and/or to commercialise their research.
Decision-makers in public & private institutions
eager to know how to collaborate with the upcoming tech-savvy generations and mobile diasporas.
Focus on the next-generation leaders
Many young PhD holders struggle with what to do after their long years of studies. What are new options that are available for them? How to tread onto non-conventional paths? Being in the company of peers who have taken alternative paths may offer them options that they may not have thought of before.
Young leaders need to understand the dichotomy of:
them wanting to make things happen when older generations want to make everything the old way and promote that part of youth that obeys the old ways
them needing to consider how to appreciate those who are afraid of the future/change (old and young who think that way) and at the same time promote change firmly in order to tackle sustainability challenges.
EUROPE SUMMIT 2019
MARCH 20-22, 2019 / Helsinki, Finland
an overview of major partners in Summit 2019
Chair, Next Leaders' Europe Summit 2019
Core Team Member, NELIS (Next Leaders' Initiative for Sustainability)
Phone: +358 46 590 4944