Baltika Breweries gives advanced youth a chance to become a part of the Global Talent Network

march 28, 2017

ygp_talent_networkBaltika Breweries, part of the Carlsberg Group, starts candidates’ selection for the unique international educational program by Young Global Pioneers. Applications are accepted until April, 20th.

YGP Talent Network is an international educational program for future leaders aged between 19 and 25 years old. Its mission is to unite the most talented young people of the world, expand their horizons, raise the level of cross-cultural communication and teach them to think globally in order to find innovative solutions to world problems together.

This year, the YGP Talent Network program will begin with the educational tour to Tanzania and Zanzibar, held from July 23th till August 12th.  Within three weeks, 20 peers from different parts of the world will unite to learn more about each other and develop an innovative look at the ways of solving world problems. Tour participants will learn about the culture, history, opportunities and challenges of the region, engage with local businesses and universities, meet up with young elite entrepreneurs, engage with youth from SOS Children’s Village, learn about circular economy and emotional intelligence, spend a day on safari, experience local art, music and customs and spend time with diverse young people from Tanzania and Zanzibar.

ygp_talent_networkBaltika Breweries, part of the Carlsberg Group, gives young people an opportunity to win the grant and participate in this educational tour. Several countries of the Eastern Europe region: Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan held the competition this year with the support of the Carlsberg Bequest, part of the Carlsberg Foundation. 

At the end of the tour, all participants will become a part of the global talents network, on the basis of which further education and strengthening of cross-cultural ties takes place. The participants are expected to engage in online networking and learning activities for years to come, including online Global Reflection seminars every three months.

The potential winner must meet the following criteria:

  • 19-25 years old, as per July 2017.
  • Sufficient fluency in written and spoken English (as to have advanced conversations and build relationships).
  • Talented, ambitious and curious (no formal academic requirements).
  • Interested in taking part in a global talent network not only during the journey.
  • Comfortable with flying to and from Tanzania on their own (pick-up at the airport).

ygp_talent_networkTo participate the candidates should:

- Fill in the application form – answer several questions and write an essay on the urgent topic of «green» economy.

- Prepare СV. The information about achievements, volunteering and other social activities of the candidate will be a plus.

- Send documents to no later than April 20, 2017.

Four semi-finalists from four countries will be announced till  April, 28th. Then Young Global Pioneers will choose the winner, who will visit Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Read more about the project at

More details about the competitive selection can be found here


Baltika Breweries LLC, part of the Carlsberg Group is one of the largest FMCG producers in Russia. Since 1996, the company has been ranked Number One in the Russian beer market. Baltika owns 8 breweries in Russia and enjoys an expanded brand portfolio. The company is an essential part of Carlsberg Group and its region of Eastern Europe which also includes Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Baltika Breweries is the leading exporter of Russian beer: its products are represented in more than 75 countries of the world, for 43 of them the company is the only Russian supplier in this category.

Carlsberg Foundation is one of the world’s oldest industrial foundations. It was established in 1876 by J.C. Jacobsen, the founder of -the Carlsberg Group. Carlsberg Foundation   provides comprehensive support to science, art and culture. The total amount of grants awarded by the Foundation is estimated at several billion euros. The Carlsberg Foundation includes the Tuborg Foundation, New Carlsberg Foundation, New Carlsberg Glyptotek, Frederiksborg Castle National History Museum, the Carlsberg Laboratory, and the Carlsberg Bequest, which focuses on talent development, science communication and education. The Carlsberg Foundation holds a 30.3% stake in Carlsberg A/S. Due to annual dividends received from Carlsberg A/S, the Foundation can actively support innovative research in the natural, social and human sciences, thereby contributing to solving a number of global problems.

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