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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YEL Statement UK EU Referendum...

YEL regrets the outcome of the referendum in the UK on its EU membership. Among all voters, young people were the ones overwhelmingly voting to remain. Although the final results of the vote run contrary to their will, it will … Continue reading

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YEL wins European Charlemagne ...

Young European Leadership’s project, the Young European Council, won the European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2016 as the third best project in the European Union to promote European integration and to “foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of … Continue reading

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Update Applications for Global...

YEL is now accepting applications for the YEL delegations to five international conferences. All conferences are free of charge exclusively for YEL Delegates, and would otherwise cost up to €600 or not be accessible at all.: The International Labor Conference … Continue reading

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Global YEL Delegations: Applic...

YEL is now accepting applications for the YEL delegations to four international conferences, the World Bank Group/IMF Annual Meetings, the OECD Forum incl. the exclusive OECD_IdeaFactory, the European Development Days, and the European Business Summit! More details and links to … Continue reading

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Y20 Summit 2016: Applications ...

YEL is now accepting applications to for the European Union Delegation to the Y20 Summit China 2016! What Y20 Summit, the official counterpart to the G20 Summit China 2016! Where Beijing and Shanghai, China! Topics Innovation and Partnership for an … Continue reading

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