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.

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What we do

We recruit and train youth delegations to international conferences including the Y7 and Y20, youth counterparts to the G7 and G20, and the UN’s annual COP climate conferences. We aim to give young people the opportunity not only to build their own expertise, but also to share ideas with experts and decision makers from think tanks, EU institutions, business, media, civil society and more. Our activities encompass a wide range of topics from foreign affairs and employment to climate and technology. 

Y7 & Y20

For more than 10 years now, Young European Leadership is mandated to recruit, train and support the European Union’s delegations to the Youth engagements groups of the G7 and G20 (Y7 and Y20).

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Young European Leadership recruits delegates to engage with key stakeholders on the issue of climate change and biodiversity losses at the UNFCCC high level events: COPs and the Bonn Climate conference. 

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Even more opportunities

Young European Leadership recruits delegates to a wide range of high level events such as the OECD Forums, the Paris Peace Forum, BusinessEuropeDay, European Business Summit, as well as organize our in-house events.

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