EBAA accepting applications for One Young World 2019


Following a positive response to business aviation’s participation in One Young World last October, the European Business Aviation Association is accepting applications from its Members for the next class of leaders ages 18 to 30 to attend One Young World 2019 in London, from 22-25 October. The 10 delegates will join youth from 190+ countries for four days of presentations, panels, networking and workshops focused on how industries can help address pressing societal issues.

Patrick Müry, CAT Aviation and 2018 One Young World Ambassador said: “This is the best thing I’ve done in my life! For the first time in a long time I really feel like change is possible in my business.”

Influenced by their experiences during One Young World 2018, last year’s delegates have subsequently collaborated to design a new programme for adoption by the business aviation industry. Called S.T.A.R.S – Standards and Training for Aviation Responsibility & Sustainability – the project will be presented during EBACE2019 on Tuesday 21 May, in Geneva.

Like their predecessors, the 2019 One Young World delegation will not only engage with leaders in other industries, government officials and NGOs during the four-day event, but will work to define new ways that business aviation can offer solutions to environmental and social challenges.

The 2019 delegates will be chosen based on their views about the future of business aviation and the impact they believe they can make. The delegation will be selected by EBAA in collaboration with the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA), Swiss Business Aviation Association (SBAA), German Business Aviation Association (GBAA), Malta Business Aviation Association (MBAA), Austrian Business Aviation Association (ABAA) and EBAA France.

Athar Husain Khan, Secretary-General of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) said:“Business Aviation is a progressive and proactive sector that is keen to both attract and empower talented young professionals. Opportunities like One Young World inspire youth to be catalysts for innovation and change; sponsoring it demonstrates our industry’s commitment to their growth and achievement. We are therefore delighted to send another delegation to represent business aviation in London.”

This initiative is part of the ‘Next Generation’ outreach within EBAA’s #ExpandingHorizons programme. More details on the One Young World event and the application process can be found on ExpandingHorizons.com. Applications must be submitted by 5 pm CET on 17 June. The final delegation will be announced by 1 July.

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