Overview of YEL’s Activities

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YEL’s activities aim at empowering our generation, to facilitate leadership skills, and to bring young people in the position to shape their own future and the future of Europe. YEL is a team of highly driven young Europeans with a strong interest in European affairs and globally relevant questions. We invite and encourage those who would like their voices to be heard, who have great ideas or who just like to try something new to participate in YEL’s activities.

Impressions from the YEC 2014.

YEL’s events aim to inspire young leaders from all backgrounds to fostering innovative solutions to local and global challenges. Events such as the Young European Council (winner of the Charlemagne Youth Price 2016 and recipient of high patronage of the European Parliament) or Eat & Meet throughout Europe attract a wide range of guests, from all sectors, among them are Mr. Elio Di Rupo (Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium), Ms. Connie Hedegaard (European Commissioner for Climate Action), Mr. Michel Lebrun and Mr. Markku Markkula (Presidents of the European Union Committee of the Regions), or Ms. Ambassador Thompson (Deputy Director of the International Organization for Migration).

In addition YEL forms delegations that attend summits and other international events to give its members the opportunity to speak up and provide critical policy input. One of the responsibilities of YEL is to recruit and train the delegations of the European Union to the Y7/Y8 and Y20 Summits, the official young counterpart to the G7/G8 and G20 Summits, and participates in the G20 civil society outreach, the C20 Summits. YEL also holds official observer status towards the UNFCCC and the International Labor Organization, bringing YEL delegates to the UNFCCC/COPs and the International Labor Conference. Other globally leading conferences at which YEL participates are e.g. the European Development Days, the OECD Forum, or the World Bank and IMF Meetings. Going beyond borders, YEL has also organized webinars, virtual debates, and other initiatives. See below for few impressions from past opportunities and follow our social media to stay up to date: Yel @ Nesletter Yel @ LinkedIn Yel @ Facebook Yel @ Twitter Yel @ Flickr Yel @ YouTube

YEL Conferences and Events

G7/G20 Outreach

YEL Official Observer Delegations

YEL Global Delegations

Other Past Initiatives / Programs