Author: Challenge Future Team

Bled (Slovenia), 16 March 2012 – A group of 80 exceptional young, innovative and socially responsible individuals from 38 countries will come together for the second Challenge:Future (C:F) Summit held at IEDC-Bled School of Management from 16-21 March 2012 under the patronage of UNESCO. The Summit serves as the pinnacle of all activities and projects of the C:F global youth think-tank in 2011-12, whereby more than 23,500 youth from 213 countries and territories created 1,469 innovative ideas, invested 210,000 volunteering hours into their implementation, and improved lives of 270,000 children, youth, and adults worldwide.

Under the central topic of the Summit »Towards Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Future«, youth under the age of 30 will come together with educators, business and political leaders to consider pressing challenges facing the world today, including the global youth unemployment crisis, social entrepreneurship, challenges in education and the role of business in society and to share their solutions. Besides the honorary speaker, President of the Republic of Slovenia Dr. Danilo Türk, the C:F Summit program will feature a number of world-respected speakers, including futurist Joel A. Barker, business strategist Deepa Prahalad, former OECD Secretary General Donald Johnston, entrepreneurs Riccardo Illy, Sandi Češko and other.

Challenge:Future is a global platform (with more than a million views), established to promote innovative and future- and nature-oriented responsible attitude and creativity of young people. In 2011, nine competitions and 94 sustainability projects were organized by Third Millennium Knowledge Lab in partnership with international management association CEEMAN and IEDC-Bled School of Management and with the support of numerous other partners, which will be presented at the five-day global youth Challenge:Future Summit 2012.

»Challenge:Future is a visionary project, based on the values that will create the future of societies, organizations and individuals. In this cycle, we managed to attract almost 24.000 youth from over 200 countries, who contributed 1.469 innovative ideas and improved lives of 270.000 people”, set out Ms. Andreja Kodrin, Founder and President of Challenge:Future.

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