The Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State sponsored the Young Leaders Dialogue Conference in Prague, held November 6 - 12, 2010. Conference attendees numbered 50 Americans and 150 Europeans, including the Europeans who participated in the February 2010 U.S. Study Tour.
The goal of the Prague Conference was to bring together the Young Leaders from Central Europe, the Baltic States, and the United States to continue dialogue on issues related to new challenges in transatlantic security, the environment and climate change, and tolerance and diversity.
The Young Leaders Dialogue Conference agenda comprised several opportunities for meaningful interaction and exchange. Conference participants heard from keynote speakers, attended professional development workshops, and engaged in cross-disciplinary panel discussions across the three dialogue themes.
To continue the impact of the dialogue, Conference participants were given the opportunity to propose follow-on projects that included cross-disciplinary and transatlantic partnering. A total of $90,000 was made available for distribution to the award-winning group projects for which the U.S. Department of State provided partial and/or full funding.