Passing the torch to the next generation of societal leaders

The community

Applications for the 2021 Selection

Following the initial call for candidates in December 2020, we received 1000 applications from young leaders willing to change our society. Selecting only 40 among them proved to be remarkably challenging… Hence, based on the compelling feedback provided by the Selection Panel -composed of Supporters of the initiative- we decided after the interviews in February 2021 to create two inaugural groups of 40! Two great Cohorts have embarked on the 40u40 journey in 2021. The first one -the Spring Cohort- has started in April, and the second -the Autumn Cohort- in September.

A third Cohort was launched in September 2022, after a new Selection round that took pace from May to July. Going forward we will start one Cohort per year, so stay tuned for the next applications! 

In selecting participants, we try to create groups that give the broadest and most diverse representation of our society, gathering multiple languages, origins, backgrounds, sectors, and experiences, with the aim of bringing together the widest possible lens of societal interests.

Meet the Fellows of the Cohort 2023

Forum 1 Cohort 2023
Cohort 2023

Meet the Alumni

Cohort 2022

Cohort 2021 Autumn

Cohort 2021 Spring

Cohort 2021 Spring
Cohort 2021 Autumn
Cohort 2022

The 40u40 Community grows with the successive Cohorts joining the program over the years, and after the one-year initial program, we continue engaging with our Alumni through different activities… 


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