YEL Discussion Forum

Go to: Registration June 22 | Speakers June 22 | Program June 22 |

The Young European Leadership Discussion Forum aims to engage a young and diverse audience in crucial topics for Europe and youth at large. The events stimulate the exchange among young people as well as debate between youth and topic experts from different sectors such as politics, academia, private, media, and NGOs.

Why are YEL Discussion Fora unique?

  • Energy of like-minded individuals;
  • Networking opportunities;
  • Meet experts and influencers face-to-face;
  • In depth knowledge of discussed topics;
  • Investing in your own growth.

YEL Discussion Forum on Migration: June 22nd in Brussels

The Young European Leadership Discussion Forum on migration focusses on the challenges of integrating refugees and migrants in European societies, with a local and European perspective. The speakers will discuss a number of topics such as the root causes of migration towards Europe, the benefits it brings to its ageing society, potential ways to reach complete integration and how to develop efficient migration policies. The debate addresses questions concerning regulation of migration policies, integration and measures to be taken in countries of origin from a European and local perspective.

Co-financed by Europe for CitizensThe event is organised by Young European Leadership in collaboration with Debating Europe. The event concludes a pan-European debate cycle, with events having been held in Berlin, Budapest, and Valletta. The debate is co-financed by Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union. To register, please fill in the online form below to indicate your interest in participating. If you have any questions you would particularly like to see posed to the speakers, please include them! For questions, please contact, with subject line Question Discussion Forum June 22.


Name Background and YEL Event
Ms. Claire Courteille-Mulder Director of the Brussels Office, International Labour Organization
Ms. Catherine Woollard Secretary General, European Council on Refugees and Exiles
Mr. Antoine Savary Deputy Head of Unit, Legal Migration and Integration, European Commission, DG HOME
Mr. Romain Gustot Junior Project Officer, MIEUX (MIgration EU eXpertise), International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), Brussels Mission


Time Item
18:00 – 18:30 Registration
18:30 – 19:00 Networking reception with snacks
19:00 – 19:15 Opening speech
19:15 – 20:30 Panel: “Building mutual understanding towards the strategic integration of refugees
Closing remarks, photo session