between the generations by bringing together acclaimed European leaders and their potential future successors.
between young leaders from the old and the new member states of the European Union.
a high level of ambition among talented young people by helping them to have an impact in their fields of activity or expertise.
young people with a solid record of achievement but different professional and cultural backgrounds to share their knowledge, experience and ideas.
necessary to help young people reach a high level of excellence, also by providing individual assistance (tutorship) in career development.
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).
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.