ECPD XI Global Youth Forum – Youth Leadership for System Change to Save the Earth for All

The ISRM is delighted to announce its support as a sponsor for the ECPD XI Global Youth Forum this year, scheduled for October 29th, 2023, at the Belgrade City Hall, with the main topic “Youth Leadership for System Change to Save the Earth for All”.

The involvement of youth in global discussions is a vital investment in our shared future. By offering young minds the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and seasoned professionals, the Forum fosters an environment of growth, inspiration and collaboration.

As a prominent sponsor, the ISRM will actively participate in shaping the event’s content and impact. Dr David Rubens, Executive Director of the ISRM, will deliver a keynote speech and then introduce the recently established Centre for the Study of Wicked Problems (CSWP), by leading a workshop on Global Urban Resilience. This interactive session will offer attendees a preview of one of CSWP’s future projects, linking them to innovative ideas and forward-thinking solutions.

Alongside Dr Rubens, other members of the ISRM team will deliver presentations, each contributing unique insights and reinforcing the ISRM’s and CSWP’s dedication to empowering future leaders.

We are excited to announce that all participants of the XI Global Youth Forum, whether attending in person or online, will have the opportunity to apply for a paid internship within the ISRM and the CSWP. This internship symbolises our belief in nurturing talent, enhancing skills, and building a dynamic community focused on addressing complex global challenges.

For more details and registration, please contact ECPD at