21 June 2017

Young Leaders’ Conference named the Best Public Event in Poland

Our inaugural project, the Young Leaders’ Conference 2017, has been awarded the “Golden Wolf” title for the best public event in Poland at the national social project Olympiad Exempt from Theory – Zwolnieni z Teorii.

Exempt from Theory is the first practical Olympiad giving young people opportunities to gain project management competences for free, without having to go to big cities for trainings. Participants access an IT tool – a tailor-made intuitive portal which guides the team step by step through the entire project life cycle. Participants learn to make professional project documents and score points for in fact achieving their aims. In the first year, the Olympiad drew seven thousand youth nationwide. 80% of them admitted that Exempt from Theory was the first real-life project in their lives, the first time they had ever worked in a team, made a schedule, a budget or had to find co-workers and partners. The first edition saw 339 social projects with 1443 finalists reaching half a million beneficiaries and engaging 2261 partner organizations.

Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin was present at the ceremony and he personally awarded the prizes. We have competed with over 120 other projects in our category.

This distinction motivates us to further pursue the project that became such an important part of our lives, thank you!