The International Workshop on Youth Innovative Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development 2013 (Finland)

The International Workshop on Youth Innovative Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development 2013 (Finland)


Application Deadline: March 20 2013

The International Workshop on Youth Innovative Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development is organized by the ‘World Network of Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs‘ (WNYLE) with the support of the Nordic Children’s and Youth Committee (Nordbuk).


The international workshop envisions to strengthen youth social entrepreneurial skills and entrepreneurial networking among promising young leaders and young entrepreneurs under 25 years old. The major objectives of this event are as follows:

  • Nurture and solidify democratic leadership and socially responsible entrepreneurial skills among youth participants.
  • Enhance networking, multicultural awareness, exchange of best-practices and further cooperation among youth with focus on the issue of democratic leadership and socially responsible entrepreneurship.
  • Promote the implementation of joint youth socially responsible entrepreneurial and leadership initiatives among youth participants.
  • At the end of the workshop youth participants will have improved their entrepreneurial capabilities, developed and agreed to put in motion a one year action plan.
  • Major sessions of the workshop will be uploaded in the website of the workshop.

The International Workshop on Youth Innovative Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development.

50 fellowships to join the ‘WNYLE International Workshop 2013’, to be held in Helsinki on 21-22 May 2013. Talented youth with leadership or entrepreneurial potential between 15 and 29 years old is eligible to apply for admission and fellowship. The financial support covers a round trip ticket, daily allowance and accommodation to selected youth participants. For further information on how to apply please check the section ‘participants and financial support’. Deadline for reception of applications is 20 March 2013, 12am.


Youth participants from other nationalities are also encouraged to apply for admission and financial support. At this time, our secretariat is exploring funding support to participants from other nationalities including youth participants from developing countries, if successful we will announce it in our web site. Please check our site regularly.

Selected youth participants will get a grant that is to cover:

  • Economic Round-trip air ticket up to 300 Euro
  • For participants of Greenland and Faroe Islands Round-trip air ticket support will be up to 1,000 Euro
  • Daily Allowance 40 Euro per day
  • Train ticket up to 150 Euros (In case of Finnish participants and participants coming from North-West Russia)
  • Round-trip air ticket and train expenses will be reimbursed against the submission of the original of the air-ticket and boarding passes.
  • Daily allowance will be paid in cash during registration.
  • Accommodation will be provided free of charge to selected participants.


With the recommendation of a youth related organization

Youth-driven organizations such as universities, youth councils, youth clubs, youth associations, etc are entitled to recommend up to two participants (preferably 1 youth male and 1 youth female). Nominations shall be signed by the director of the youth organization or teacher in charge (in case of schools and universities). The nomination shall be sent in a letter (free form) by e- mail in PDF format clearly highlighting why the candidate must be selected to participate and benefit from the workshop.

Via an individual application

Youth participants may also apply on an individual basis. In this case a letter (free form) shall be submitted by the candidate highlighting why he or she should be selected to participate in the international workshop, include the contact details of a reference (i.e. a school teacher, director of youth organization, etc) and any supporting material that proof his/her leadership or entrepreneurial potential.

In both cases organizational nominations and individual applications shall clearly state the following data of the applicant: full name, nationality, birth date, age, recent photo in passport format, postal address, telephone number, email address, affiliation and major achievements particularly in relation to the leadership and entrepreneurial potential.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to:

Ms.Katri Koppanen


International Workshop on Youth Innovative Social Entrepreneurship 2013

Perkionkatu 85
Tampere 33200, Finland
Phone +358451089480
Fax +358 207001306

email: [email protected]



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