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GLOBSEC Tatra Summit 2019 Young Professionals

Tatra Summit Young Professionals (TSYP) project aims to engage young experts in policy-shaping debates concerning the challenges the EU faces on the domestic and global stage. Our participants will benefit from a unique opportunity to improve their professional and networking skills while building connections with senior policymakers and thought leaders. There will also be an opportunity to take part in the GLOBSEC Tatra Summit and contribute to open discussions between key stakeholders on how to shape the political, economic and financial future of Europe.


Participants will be selected through an open call on highly competitive basis. The group will comprise of 10 young analysts, policy-advisors and business specialists, aged between 25-35, with an interest and expertise in the political and economic issues to be discussed at this year’s Tatra Summit.


Successful applicants will play an active role in the Tatra Summit focus groups. Prior to the conference, they will work closely with focus group moderators to prepare a briefing for discussion. This will enable them to delve deeper into the issues related to their specialisation. During the event, they will record the highlights of individual focus group discussions and then help to incorporate them into a policy recommendation, which will be used for further key discussions in the respective areas.

Because TSYP is directly integrated into the conference, it provides participants a great opportunity to get involved in various discussion formats with high-profile politicians, decisionmakers, think tankers, and much more. Participation also offers the opportunity to become part of the GLOBSEC community on a long-term basis. Finally, our successful applicants will be encouraged to spread the word and publish their own take on issues before or after the conference, an activity with the potential for future cooperation between GLOBSEC and its alumni community of young leaders and professionals.

TSYP programme begins with a Welcome dinner on Thursday 10th October, followed by two sessions with leading experts attending GLOBSEC Tatra Summit in the morning on 11th October. TSYP participants will subsequently experience all parts of formal and informal programmes being developed for this year’s Tatra Summit.

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Inspiring, relaxed and with the aim to have a profound impact on European policy, this is the face of the 8th edition of GLOBSEC Tatra Summit. Held in an informal and hospitable setting in the High Tatra mountains, it has become an indispensable meeting place of key governmental and EU decision makers, experts and top business representatives.


Representing one of the leading platforms in Europe, GLOBSEC Tatra Summit has built a community of top statesmen, high-level private sector representatives, visionaries, experts from the most influential European organisations and academia. Over the years, the guest list has included personalities such as Wolfgang Schäuble, Kristalina Georgieva, Mateusz Morawiecki, Olaf Scholz, Bruno Le Maire, Margrethe Vestager, Andreas Treichl, Gordon Bajnai, Maroš Šefčovič, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Pierre Moscovici, Valdis Dombrovskis, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Werner Hoyer, Vazil Hudák, Arthur Laffer and many others.


This year is shaping up to become one of the most turbulent years in the history of the European integration project. With the uncertain shadow of Brexit threatening the very foundations of the Union, Europe is bracing itself for a fresh political cycle that is set to define the new political balance and priorities for the next 5 years.

Part of our discusions will cover:

  • Populism and nationalism fuelling international trade confrontation
  • Can we boost European competetiveness
  • Mobilization of private investments to fuel growth
  • Can the EU become a digital superpower while protecting the consumer

By utilizing the traits of strong leadership and bold vision to navigate us through these fragmented times, GLOBSEC Tatra Summit holds to its tradition of presenting
a prominent guest with the GLOBSEC European Award. Recognised at a high-profile Gala Dinner, the guest of honour will deliver an inspiring Annual Speech on Europe offering valuable insights on the challenges which will shape Europe’s future in the years ahead. The GLOBSEC Business Award recognises extraordinary European business leaders who made significant contributions to economic growth, sustainability and competitiveness. Through this award, we aim to show our utmost support, respect and admiration towards the business community and their contribution to upholding the European values on the global stage.


Once again, GLOBSEC Tatra Summit will host a unique group of young professionals and experts under Tatra Summit Young Professionals program. By aiming at improving their professional skills, Tatra Summit Young Professionals program engages young generation into the policy-shaping debates concerning the challenges faced by the EU. Young professionals can fully benefit from networking opportunities and relationships building not only with their peers, but as well with senior policy makers.


Surrounded by the majestic nature of the High Tatras, together with a truly relaxed, informal and intimate atmosphere, Štrbské Pleso proved ideally placed to become the home of GLOBSEC Tatra Summit for the years to come. What is more, by offering a platform for even closer cooperation between private and public sector, as part of the formal as well as informal programme of the conference, the Summit is unrivalled as the place to be this October.