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Opinion Piece – Strengthening Europe’s Resolve: A Call for Unified Action in Foreign Policy and Defense

Augusto Gonzalez is the Secretary General of YEL and the Head Delegate of the European Union to the Youth 7 2024. He has a background in international relations and foreign policy, having worked and lived in six different countries on four different continents. He holds an M.Sc. in Global Development from the University of Copenhagen…
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The Road to Y20

Preparing for Y20 in Rio de Janeiro In the heart of Rio de Janeiro, a city known for its vibrant culture and indomitable spirit, a gathering of young minds is set to take place that will bring together thought and community leaders from all over the world shaping the future of global policy. This event…
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Interview with Marta Kakol, EU COP28 Delegate

Interview by Augusto Gonzalez Marta Kąkol is a COP28 YEL delegate with a rich background in policy analysis, environmental advocacy, and international relations. Holding an MSc in Politics Research from the University of Oxford, Marta specializes in European politics and society, showcasing her profound understanding of global and environmental challenges. Her professional journey includes roles…
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YEL Summit in Brussels

On March 23rd, 2024 Young European Leadership hosted a summit in Brussels. This summit had been in the works for many months with Treasurer Federico Soattin and Secretary General Augusto Gonzalez being the leading members responsible for setting up the conference.   The summit explored the pivotal contribution of young voices in influencing politics, medicine, climate…
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Interview with John Rand, Head of Department for Global Development at the University of Copenhagen

Dr. John Rand is an esteemed Professor specializing in Development Economics and is currently the Head of the Department of Global Development at the University of Copenhagen. A distinguished member of the Development Economics Research Group (DERG), Dr. Rand’s research is primarily empirical, emphasizing its policy relevance within the context of developing countries. With a…
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YEL Attends U4EU’s Civil Society Week

Young European Leadership attended the Your Europe, Your Say! 2024 in Brussels during the Economic and Social Committee’s (EESC) Civil Society Week. In attendance to represent our organisation were Maïa Madani Davies (Director of Partnerships) and Gregorio Vichi (Deputy Director of Partnerships). This was a fantastic opportunity to join more than 100 young-budding future leaders…
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Youth 7 Wants to Hear from You

On March 13th, the European Union’s delegates to the Youth 7 conference launched their European Youth Survey. Targeting individuals aged 16 to 30, the survey aims to ensure a democratic process and foster better representation of the diverse perspectives held by the continent’s youth. This initiative underscores a concerted effort to engage with the demographic…
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YEL Attends the Power Earth Summit

Young European Leadership attended the first annual Power Earth Summit in Paris, France from March 13th to March 15th of this year, made possible by YEL’s sponsor Schneider Electric. These two days were jam packed with meetings, dining, and an appearance by former US President Barack Obama which was interviewed as part of the opening…
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Interview with Harriet Klepper, EU COP28 Delegate

Interview by Augusto Gonzalez Harriet is a youth climate activist from Germany, currently pursuing a dual master’s at Sciences Po Paris and Bocconi University and working as a teaching assistant for the Sciences Po Law Clinic on Corporate Social Responsibility and Innovation. She has been involved with different education, youth, and climate organizations, participating most…
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Youth 7 Bilateral: EU-US Delegation Summit

On March 4th, the delegates of the European Union and the United States met together for the first time as full delegations to discuss their policy tracks and proposals for the upcoming Youth 7 Summit set to take place later this year in Rome. On the agenda were topics that ranged from innovation to entrepreneurship,…
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