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The KFAS-Salzburg Global Leadership Initiative 2024

The KFAS-Salzburg Global Leadership Initiative 2024 – The KFAS-Salzburg Global Leadership Initiative aims to equip Korean and global leaders with the necessary skills to address the challenges posed by our rapidly changing world. Through a series of virtual sessions and an annual gathering in Salzburg, the Initiative is a global knowledge platform for mutual learning and exchange, where leaders at junior and senior levels, can share the current global and local issues they are facing, and develop and disseminate innovative action plans.

An annual group of 30 to 35 Fellows comprised of professionals and practitioners from various fields and backgrounds will participate in the Initiative, based on the sub-themes of the program. Each group will actively engage with the issues, phenomenon, future prospects, and impacts of the key issues within the sub-themes.

Applications for year 2 of the KFAS-Salzburg Global Leadership Initiative are now open until June 7th, 5PM CET.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE FOR YEAR TWO: Connecting Technologies (2024)

Theme Focus: Policy professionals passionate about exploring the relationship between technology and its impacts on societal growth, governance, equity, security, and environmental sustainability.

Professional Background: Early to mid-career professionals from diverse fields, including academia, business, public sector, and civil society.

Age Range: Predominantly applicants aged between 30 and 40 years.

Global Participation: Seeking a cohort of 30~35 fellows, comprising Korean nationals (15) and international participants (20).

Target Geographies: Special emphasis on applicants based in or whose work has a focus on, the following geographies: Australia, Canada, China, European Union institutions, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Nigeria, Nordic Countries (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway), Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Sub-theme Engagement: Candidates should have professional experience with and interest in at least one of the sub-themes of the program (please refer to the sub-themes from Year 2: Connecting Technologies item on this page).

Active Participation: Participants must be prepared to actively delve into the issues, phenomena, future prospects, and impacts of the critical issues emerging within the sub-themes. Please review what the participation would entail and learn more about the format of the program here.

While we have outlined a participant profile above, we realize knowledge and contribution potential exists outside of these criteria. If you feel a strong alignment to the theme of this year´s program, Connecting Technologies, we encourage you to submit your application.


Applicants should be available for the following activities:

• Between September and November, 2024 | Online On-boarding Workshops

• December 4 to 8, 2024 | In person program in Salzburg at Schloss Leopoldskron, the historic home of Salzburg Global Seminar.

Transportation, meals, and accommodation expenses for the program in Salzburg will be covered, thanks to the support of KFAS.


There will be a joint selection between KFAS and Salzburg Global Seminar in which both organizations identify a list of potential Fellows.

KFAS will take leadership on the recruitment and selection of Korean participants, and Salzburg Global Seminar will recruit Fellows from the rest of the world.

Apply using this link if you are an international applicant.

If you are a Korean citizen, please use this link.

For more Information: Visit the website for The KFAS-Salzburg Global Leadership Initiative 2024


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