The Y7 Summits are a premier international youth conferences that bring together young leaders representing the G7.
The Y7 Summits, formerly known as the G8 Youth Summits, are a premier international youth conferences that bring together young leaders representing the Group of Seven (G7). The Summits enable the young generation to put their concerns and solutions on the global agenda. The outcomes of the Summits are passed on to global policy makers to make the concerns and innovative solutions of young people heard. The schedule Youth Summits paralleled the one of the G7/G8.
Our current delegates representing the European Union to the Youth engagement groups of the G7 are coming from all over Europe, from diverse backgrounds and specialities. They are currently challenged by the change in agenda for the G7 due to the COVID19 pandemic and the need for a Global response. They nevertheless aim to give innovative answers to the different topics tackled by the G7 including the pandemic, such as Energy, Trade, Youth, Global Citizenship, Employment, Security & Defense.
Y7 2020 – UNITED STATES
Meet our delegates!
Karolína Lískovcová is from Czech Republic and the head delegate of the EU Y7 2020 delegation. She studies International Public Management with concentration on European Affairs and Global Health at Sciences Po Paris. Last year, she represented the Czech Youth at Lisboa+21 Conference and co-organized high-level event – Prague European Summit. Karolína has experience in diplomacy from the public diplomacy department at the MFA of Czechia and its permanent delegation to UNESCO.
Magdalena is from Poland and part of the EU Y7 2020 delegation. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in European Law (Cum Laude distinction) from Maastricht University and is finishing her law degree at the University of Warsaw. Magdalena is a former legislative intern at the United States House of Representative and she is currently working as an intern in a law firm in Warsaw. She is involved in the mission of the European Student Think Tank as an International Officer.
Enrico is from Italy and part of the EU Y7 2020 delegation. He is currently a PhD candidate in development economics at the Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID). Additionally, he was a research economist at the World Trade Organization and a consultant for the ILO as well as an analyst at Bruege.
Adel is is from Belgium and part of the EU Y7 2020 delegation. He is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree at the Global Campus of Human Rights and has a lot to tell you about Sustainable Development.
Conversation between the Y7 EU delegation and Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
Rewatch this YEL event with Commissioner Mariya Gabriel. It was to opportunity to have the Commissioner’s feedback on the work of the delegates, as well as discuss with them about their engagement as young leaders.
Y7 delegates’ communiqué to the G7 leadership
YEL Online Event – International response to the Covid-19 pandemic
On 29 May 2020, we organized an online event with Y7 and Y20 EU delegates and special guest Mirco Tomassi, Policy Officer for G7 and G20 the European Commission, focused on the international response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
You can rewatch this event here :
Y7 Covid-19 communiqué
The representatives of the Y7 call on the leaders of the G7 countries for a stronger and more coordinated global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Y7 Summit Agenda
Discover the EU delegation proposal on Future of Education and Jobs
Discover the full proposal of EU delegates on Future of Education and Jobs, a key theme of the Y7 this year.
The proposal highlights 5 key points:
- Discrimination and inequality during and after the Covid-19 crisis
- Education without borders
- Employment opportunities and and fair pay for all Youth
- Ready for life, ready for society
- Teachers and Lifelong learning