International Conference of Europeanists

YEL participated with a delegation of four at the 22nd International Conference of Europeanists (ICE) 2015, organized by the Council for European Studies (CES). The ICE is an annual conference hosted in key European and US cities. This 2015 edition was hosted in Paris under the topic ‘Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures‘.

Young European Leadership is very grateful for the strong support by the CES, providing YEL and our delegation with free access to this leading conference, making the event as accessible as possible for aspiring leaders! Normal rates start at over €200 for the conference.

The 2015 ICE conference included over 300 presentations and discussions of recent academic contributions in the field, plenaries, and research network sessions. The ICE provides a great wealth of topics, e.g. on European Integration and the EU, Foreign and International Relations, Migration and Immigration, (Comparative) Politics, and many more. Check out the exciting program! YEL delegates were eligible to attend all sessions, evening receptions, and receive a complementary individual membership in the Council until December 31, 2015.

YEL Delegation at the International Conference of Europeanists 2015

Follow the delegation at their individual profiles or join the conversation @YELtweets and #ICE15.


  • Mr. Tillmann Heidelk Mail  
  • From Germany
  • Based in Brussels, Tillmann is Co-Founder and President of Young European Leadership, an international nonprofit organization to empower young people in Europe and beyond. Tillmann is also a World Bank Consultant and doing his PhD focusing on education.


  • Ms. Nathalie Sanglier Mail  
  • From Netherlands
  • Last summer I graduated from Erasmus University Rotterdam for my masters in Media Studies. In September I moved from The Netherlands to Belgium to obtain a second master in Public Administration and Public Management from Ghent University. Due to my studies, my work and my extracurricular activities I have gained knowledge and experience in the topic of European Affairs. I am particularly interested in the following topics of the ICE: media, politics, inequality, gender & sexuality, social movements & protest european integration and economics.


  • Ms. Anca Elena Ursu Mail   
  • From Romania
  • Realist international law graduate with a great passion for humanitarian aid and human rights endorsement. Enthusiastically working as Project Manager Assistant for the Nudge Global Leadership Challenge at Nudge NL and for Asylos as Legal Researcher on Afghan Refugees.


  • Mr. Gabriele Rosana Mail   
  • From Italy
  • Born in Sicily, with a classical high school background, I moved to Rome to study Law at LUISS University, where I’m graduating with a master’s thesis dealing with the constitutional issues risen by the EU competence in criminal affairs. I developed my research as a visiting student to Utrecht University. Admitted to the Italian Journalists Register, I have been working as a journalist since 2007 and now I am contributing to several blogs and webzines on EU-related issues. Interested in digital innovation, communication and institutional cooperation.