BELA AIMS TO:

 

FACILITATE DIALOGUE

between the generations by bringing together acclaimed European leaders and their potential future successors.

ESTABLISH CLOSER UNDERSTANDING

between young leaders from the old and the new member states of the European Union.

PROMOTE

a high level of ambition among talented young people by helping them to have an impact in their fields of activity or expertise.

BRING TOGETHER

young people with a solid record of achievement but different professional and cultural backgrounds to share their knowledge, experience and ideas.

PROVIDE THE KNOW-HOW

necessary to help young people reach a high level of excellence, also by providing individual assistance (tutorship) in career development.

IDENTIFY

best practices and support their adaptation and implementation (schemes of practical action - pressure groups / individual special projects to be supported by single sponsors /network ventures).

 

KEY INSTRUMENTS

 

The BELA Foundation's activities will focus on four key instruments to achieve the Foundation's objectives. These are:

BELA DEBATES - annual events to discuss the future priorities of the European Union;

BELA SEMINARS - interactive, project-oriented meetings bringing together top young European leaders;

BELA CONFERENCES - extensive discussions to explore the political and economic challenges which the European Union faces and

BELA LUNCH DIALOGUES - devoted to promoting the objectives of the Foundation.

In addition, the Foundation presents at an annual ceremony

THE BELA AWARD - for special achievement and leadership to a European personality in the fields of politics, business, cultural affairs or civic engagement.