Another, very successful edition of Future Leaders Connect programme has come to an end. From 15,500 applications from all over the world 50 exceptional young policy leaders were selected. They took part in the 10 day programme in Cambridge and London in which 75 UK Parliamentarians were engaged. During this time #FutureLeadersConnect hashtag reached almost 10 million recipients and had a good press coverage in 13 participating countries. The most recent data report The Policy Priorities of Young People in 2019 was launched showing that Education is a top priority for young leader and Bill Gates is the most admired leader.

This was the first time when Poland took part in Future Leaders Connect programme and the Polish representatives - Antonina Lewandowska (ASTRA Network coordinator and sexual educator for PONTON group)i Jan Zygmuntowski (board chairperson at Instrat and economist working in the fields of innovation, digital economy and sustainability) made their presence felt.

All the photos from the programme can be viewed here.

November 2019

Release of Future Leaders Connect Final Applications Report the policy priorities of young people in 2019. Understanding the policy priorities of people around the world is essential to the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect. Through the annual application data we collect from 15,500  Future Leaders Connect applicants, we can analyse the top priorities from ambitious individuals, who are seeking to make change. 

October 2019

Two delegates from Poland: Antonina Lewandowska and Jan Zygmuntowski, among 50 other young people, are taking part on the British Council’s prestigious Future Leaders Connect programme in the UK this month. Ten-day programme brings together world’s brightest young people for advanced policy and leadership training at the Møller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge and UK Houses of Parliament. Delegates are going to meet with UK parliamentarians, leading academics and policymakers, as well as prominent campaigners.

After the programme, Polish delegates will be part of a connected global network of emerging policy leaders made up of 150 exceptional individuals from around the world. Through this network they will build valuable connections, develop their policy making expertise, and gain the skills to have national and international impact.

July 2019

Second stage of recruitment - interviews and final results. The winners of first edition of Future Leaders Connect programme in Poland are Antonina Lewandowska and Jan Zygmuntowski.

Antonina Lewandowska is ASTRA Network coordinator and sexual educator for PONTON group and Jan Zygmuntowski is a board chairperson at Instrat and economist working in the fields of innovation, digital economy and sustainability.

June 2019

Announcement of the first stage of recruitment results. Ten exceptional candidates were invited to take part in the interviews from nearly 90 applications from across Poland.

May 2019

Application deadline.

March 2019

Future Leaders Connect for the first time in Poland - the launch of the programme and start of the application process.