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Are you a future leader? Apply for One Young World The Hague

Are you passionate about building a better world? Do you want to connect with the young world leaders of today and tomorrow? If so, apply for the One Young World Summit in The Hague! Leiden University will sponsor two of its students to join the summit. Read below how to apply.

One Young World is a UK-based charity that gathers together the brightest young leaders (18 – 30 years) from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change. Each year, a summit is organised where the most promising young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations are joined by world leaders. Together they debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces.

Young leaders

Hein Laterveer, a student of Public Administration at Leiden University, joined the One Young World summit last year in Bogota, Colombia. He now is an ambassador for the summit in The Hague. ‘The summit in Bogota was very impressive. I was amazed by the opening and closing shows, but more importantly by the stories shared by the speakers.’ Speeches are given by world leaders and activists such as Kofi Annan and Bob Geldoff.  ‘These are high-profile people, but at the summit they are really approachable. I had a backstage chat with Paul Polman, the CEO of Unilever.’ But Laterveer was most impressed by the stories of other delegates, the young participants of the summit. ‘They share amazing experiences, charity projects they work on or companies they have started.’ Like the young Colombian, for instance, who played a crucial role in the peace negotiations with the FARC, or the young doctor in Africa who helped reduce child mortality with his invention of an app for mothers to easily contact a doctor when their kids are sick. ‘These stories show  that you don’t have to be a CEO to be a leader.’

He encourages his fellow students to apply for this year’s summit in The Hague. ‘It is an incredibly cool and inspirational experience. I can’t give too much away about the programme in The Hague, but it‘s going to be awesome. As well as the speakers, there’s also the evening programme, where you can meet up with other delegates. That is an absolute must!’

Apply for one of two free tickets to One Young World The Hague!

Do you want to be a part of the One Young World summit in The Hague, held from 17 to 20 October 2018? You can! Leiden University will sponsor the summit fee of 3000,- euros for two students! To apply, you need to send in your CV, a pitch video and two short essays: one on justice/human rights and one personal statement. You can only apply if you are in the second year of your bachelor’s or further, and if you will still be a student at Leiden University in the 2018-2019 academic year. Read the exact criteria to apply and the selection procedure in this document.

Send in your application before 1 July 23:59h and maybe you will be joining the One Young World summit in The Hague!

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