Announcement of the EFCA Future Leaders Competition 2020

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We are delighted to launch herewith the eleventh edition of the EFCA Future Leaders
competition. This event is open to all professionals aged 35 and under and working for firms in the membership of your national association. It aims at highlighting the talent of Europe’s next generation of leaders in our sector and at demonstrating the diversity and attractiveness of a career in our sector.

The competition also presents the opportunity for you, the Member Associations, to reach the FL population in your membership, and promote the added value of your national association and the EFCA network to both FLs and their managers.
The competition is enriched by the quality and quantity of entrants, which is growing year on year. For 2020, we aim to make this event even more popular. We would like to see at least one entry from each of the national member associations, and we count on your support to reach this target.


The winner will be invited to Istanbul on 4-5th of June 2020 to participate in the EFCA

conference and FL meetings at EFCA’s cost, including travel and accommodation expenses.

The second and third prize winners will be awarded a support of €500, to be used for participation in the event.

The jury will also select a number of candidates to receive an honorary mention.

The place and time of the award ceremony at which certificates will be presented to the winners and honorary mentions will be communicated any time soon. The winner will be invited to make a brief presentation of his or her project.


How do the MAs participate?

The MAs promote the competition to their member firms, collate the entries, check that the submissions are complete, and then forward them to the EFCA secretariat by the deadline, 31 March 2020.

Each MA may nominate up to 5 candidates.


How do the FLs participate?

The FLs prepare their submission according to the rules (below) and submit it to the national association by a given deadline (in advance of the EFCA deadline).

Conditions of nomination

1. Age limit: 35 years

2. Having the ambition to become a leader or owner in their professional career

3. Having already made an interesting contribution to at least one project

• In their field of expertise, e.g., a novel design, and/or

• As a professional (manager), e.g., development of an environmental,

innovative, sustainable, energy or cost-saving solution.


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