Young European Leadership

Young European Leadership (YEL) is an international nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering young leaders and future decision makers from Europe and beyond. Through engaging activities, YEL aims to inspire and enable these leaders from all backgrounds to shape their own future and the future of Europe, fostering innovative solutions to local and global challenges. YEL’s international team is composed by young people who, together with other Young European Leaders on all levels, seek to jointly work on shaping their generation’s and Europe’s future for the better.

Among YEL’s activities, YEL is responsible to recruit and train the European Union delegations to the official young G7/G20 outreach programs, and participates in a multitude of international conferences to give young people the opportunity to present their concerns and provide critical as well as innovative policy input. YEL promotes new forms of engagement and directly connects aspiring leaders with senior decision makers, e.g. at the Young European Council which won at the European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2016 and was awarded as the third best project in the entire European Union to foster European integration.

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Join global policymakers at th...

The Y7 Summit 2018 will be taking place in Ottawa, Canada in the third week of April 2018. The three themes of the Y7 Summit 2018 align broadly with those of Canada’s G7 Presidency: Gender equality Climate change & the … Continue reading

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Join global policymakers at th...

The Y20 Summit 2018 is taking place in the province of Cordoba, Argentina, from August 13-19 2018. The Summit will address the theme “education for development” and will focus on three central pillars: sustainability, gender equality and fairness. Application deadline: Wednesday … Continue reading

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COP 23 Day 12: Young European ...

By Shrina Kurani These past two weeks have been the ultimate convening of experts and the people in a position of power to put that expert knowledge to work. But today, the Young European Leadership had its first Press Conference … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary of the Europe...

Young European Leadership joins the European Parliament in the planning and organization of the 10th Anniversary of the European Charlemagne Youth Prize! Young European Leadership became part of the official organising committee of the 10th Anniversary of the European Charlemagne … Continue reading

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COP23: What is it, who’s invol...

Authors: Shrina Kurani, Katja Garson We know you have lots of questions about COP, and specifically COP23. Let’s dive in: Let’s get the letters out of the way. What does ‘COP’ mean? COP stands for Conference of the Parties. These … Continue reading

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