YEL Discussion Forum on Migration

Join YEL at the YEL Discussion Forum on migration 2017, taking place at June 22nd 2017 at the University Foundation in Brussels! The event is for free and will open with a reception. Register now at The event will welcome Ms. Claire Courteille-Mulder, Director of the Brussels Office at the International Labour Organization, Ms. Catherine Woollard, Secretary General at the European Council on Refugees and Exiles, and Mr. Antoine Savari, Deputy Head of Unit Legal Migration and Integration at the European Commission, DG HOME.

Co-financed by Europe for CitizensThe event is organized 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.

Application Y7 2017

Represent the EU youth delegation at the #Y7 2017 in Rome this May, held under the auspices of the Italian G7…

Posted by Young European Leadership on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Join the Y7 delegation of the European Union! The Y7 Summit 2017 is taking place in Rome from Sunday May 7 to Tuesday May 9 2017. The theme of the Summit will be “Rethinking Innovation as catalyst for an inclusive, open and sustainable growth”. Application deadline is March 26th 2017!

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Application BSIS 2017

Are you interested in human rights and security? Want to take an active role in discussing global solutions? On April…

Posted by Young European Leadership on Sunday, March 5, 2017

Join YEL’s delegation in partnership with BSIS to grasp the complexities of the ‘development dilemma’, forced migration, crisis situations in Iraq and Afghanistan, shadow justice from non-state actors, EU counter-terrorism, and much more!

Scholarships available! Apply now:

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We are seeking for new individuals to join our team! Could one of them be you?

Do you enjoy teamwork? Are you proactive and now considering getting more involved in the international sphere? Being part of YEL’s Staff gives you a great opportunity to leverage and extend your leadership skills, to deepen and expand your skills set needed to excel in a global job market, and to connect with driven peers as well as global policy makers.

YEL is looking for: HR Assistant – Video Producer – Graphic Designer – Web Designer – Legal Advisor – Programming Officer! For more details about what each position entails visit

The application process is fairly simple. Fill in the form and apply NOW for one of our remote positions! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling base!

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YEC 2016 granted SK PRES Patronage

Posted by Young European Leadership on Thursday, November 3, 2016

YEL is proud to announce that the Young European Council 2016 (YEC) will be held under the Auspices of the Slovak Presidency in the Council of the European Union and the High Patronage of the European Parliament.

The YEC 2016 takes place from November 7-11. You can follow the conference live via @YELTweets or, #YEC #YEC16.

Applications MiSK Global Forum

Young European Leadership is now accepting applications to join the YEL delegation to the MiSK Global Forum – Young…

Posted by Young European Leadership on Saturday, October 8, 2016

misk logo blueYEL is now accepting applications for the YEL delegation to the MiSK Global Forum – Young Leaders Together, taking place November 15-16 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Airfare, accommodation, and other local conference costs are fully covered. Rolling admission, final deadline October 16, 2016. Insights and application at

The Forum will feature over 1,000 attendees between the ages of 18 and 35 from a wide range of backgrounds and has a practical focus on facilitating networking, actively developing innovative ideas for new projects and startups, and enhancing skills and thought leadership amongst attendees. YEL operates as the European partner to the Forum.

COP22 and Smart Cities World Congress: Applications Open!

Interested in discussing the environmental and climate agendas with premier international NGOs, experts and…

Posted by Young European Leadership on Sunday, September 11, 2016

YEL is now accepting applications for the YEL delegations to two international conferences, the COP22 and the Smart City Expo World Congress! We are particularly excited since these will be the first events with YEL in Africa / Morocco and Spain! More details and links to applications:

  • UNFCCC/COP22: – Deadline 25th of September
    November, 7-18, Marrakesh, MoroccoThe COP22 Conference is a direct follow-up to key commitments in the Paris agreement. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the leading annual conference to evaluate the work being done to combat climate change, and to agree on new measures going forward. YEL holds official observer status in the UNFCCC.
  • Smart City Expo World Congress: – Deadline 25th 30th of September
    November, 15-17, Barcelona, SpainSmart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is the international summit of discussion about the link between urban reality and technological revolution. This professional, institutional and social meeting point is a leading platform of ideas, networking, experiences and international business deals that gathers together the highest level of stakeholders, in the context of urban development. Thanks to the generous support of the organizers YEL delegates are provided with the passes free of charge!

YEC 2016 Applications Open for Second Round

We are delighted to announce that with less than three months until the Young European Council 2016 opens in Brussels,…

Posted by Young European Leadership on Sunday, September 4, 2016

Apply now for the Young European Council 2016, taking place under the high patronage of European Parliament and winner of the European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2016. Rolling admission, final deadline is October 2:!

Confirmed speakers for this edition of the YEC include, among others, Ms. Georgieva (Vice President European Commission), HE Ambassador de Gooijer (PR Netherlands), HE Ambassador Bonnici (PR Malta), Mr. Dassis (President EESC), and Ms. Schumacher (Director UN Women Brussels).