The initiative aims at bringing together a diverse community of 40 talented emerging leaders. The selection of participants will ensure a broad representation of different sectors, activities, backgrounds, areas of interests. It will also pay attention to gender and linguistic balance.
Applications need to be submitted via the form linked on this website. The central part of the application focuses on your personality and your motivation to join the Belgium’s 40 Under 40 community. You are invited to describe in one page why we should select you.
Here are a few hints about what you could write in your application (in max. 5000 characters): why you want to join, what you can bring to this initiative, what do you expect from it, what are your main leadership achievements, what societal challenge(s) inspire you…
For your application to be accepted, you need to be born after October 1, 1980. It is not mandatory to have the Belgian nationality to apply, however you need to have your permanent residence in Belgium and demonstrate a strong attachment to the future of the Belgian society. Please note that a good command of English is necessary as it will be the main language used for this initiative.