YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAMME
Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience
The Young Leaders Programme is a special track of Urban Future events directed at passionate urban change-makers of 30 years or younger that want to change the future of our cities for the better. As in previous years, we’re proud to have EUROCITIES on board as content partner!
The Young Leaders Programme is a combination of skill workshops with renowned experts, exclusive networking formats and inspiring activities to get your own ideas ahead – all in the midst of participating in Europe’s largest event on sustainable cities at a highly reduced ticket rate (price tba in September 2023). The full-day Young Leaders Programme takes place in Rotterdam on the day before UF24 starts – June 4th, 2024.
Mark your calendar: the application period for the next cohort starts on November 23, 2023, and ends on January 8, 2024. The Young Leaders Cohort 2024 will then be announced in early February. Stay tuned!
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
LEAD WITH US.
During the conference, Young Leaders have access to all “regular” conference sessions and workshops – plus exclusive programme and networking options specifically tailored to their needs. The aim of the programme is to get ambitious young CityChangers involved in the discussion about how our cities of the future should and will look like. We’re creating exclusive programme options that will push you and inspire you. These will provide you with a head full of new perspectives and a strong network for whatever career path you have chosen.
“If I can describe UF19 in one word, that would be ‘inspiring’!
Having so many motivated, engaged and passionate people
in the same room was very energizing.”
Diana Diaz Castro
LEARN FROM THE BEST
During these sessions, we’re connecting you with renowned experts from all over the world – on the topics of leadership, communication, or expanding your sphere of influence, for example. These workshops are focused on fostering skills and knowledge crucial to young leaders.
These are discussions in small groups of 6-8 attendees. In very “honest” and personal sessions, community-, business-, and city leaders share very unique experiences (eg. of being a politician). This is your chance to bug them with your burning questions. In these sessions, there’s a strong focus on individual experiences, skills, motivation, and how to deal with frustrations along the way.
Get together with your fellow Young Leaders and discuss your own projects – to broaden your horizon and channel different approaches and perspectives on topics that are essential to your vision of changing cities for the better.
ONE OF A KIND EXPERIENCE
We’re giving you exclusive networking options at the conference – for example at the official VIP and speakers’ reception – and will make sure that you get enough presence during the conference days: we want all conference participants to know who you are and to get to know you! This is your chance to get connected to almost 2,500 CityChangers!
THIS IS FOR YOU IF YOU ARE...
- ambitious and passionate about actively making your city more sustainable
- wanting to get inspired by and connect with the most amazing change-makers from around the globe
- longing for a network of like-minded peers to create a movement
- eager to learn how to advance your change-making skills
- ready to switch from talking to doing, and making change happen yourself
Not a Young Leader, but a fan of the programme?
As a city, business, or organisation, you
can also support a Young Leader or the programme.
Contact us to find out more!
GET A TASTE...
IMPRESSIONS FROM PREVIOUS EDITIONS
MEET OUR YOUNG LEADERS!
Young Leaders Gallery
Young Leaders from all around the world and a variety of professional backgrounds were chosen to join past editions of the Urban Future Young Leaders Programme. Please meet all of the amazing young change-makers that have joined the programme so far!
Learn about their passions and projects, and get in touch to collaborate or know more.
Project Manager and Consultant Citizen Participation at Kickstad | Rotterdam | The Netherlands