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Youth 7 2024: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the G7

The 50th anniversary of the Group of Seven (G7) in 2024 marks a significant milestone in the evolution of international cooperation and economic collaboration. Established in the 1970s, the G7 has grown into a vital forum, bringing together the world’s major industrialized nations to address global challenges and foster economic stability. Over the past five…
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YEL’s Gen Z for Climate Webinar

By Selma Zouairi On February 15th, 2024, Young European Leadership hosted a webinar with Italy’s UN Youth Delegates. This seminar has been in the works for many months with Partnerships Officer Selma Zouairi being the leading member responsible for the setting up of the session. The event delved into the critical role young voices play…
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COP28 Unveiled: Young Leaders Converge to Shape a Sustainable Future

The Conference of the Parties, widely known as COP, stands as a beacon of global cooperation in the face of one of humanity’s most profound challenges – climate change. Convened annually under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the COP meetings bring together nations, leaders, scientists, and advocates to collectively address the…
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Y20 India: A Youth Perspective

The Youth 20 (Y20) delegates convened in Varanasi, India, from August 17-20 under the theme “One Earth, One Family, One Future” during India’s G20 Presidency. Acknowledging global crises, including climate change, inequalities, and health challenges, the Y20 aimed to advocate for youth inclusion in policy decisions. The Y20 Communiqué, directed towards the G20 Summit, emphasized…
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Y7 Japan: The need for a Tech for Good

From April 7 to 13, 2023, 32 young leaders from all G7 countries and the European Union  gathered in Tokyo, Japan, to discuss pressing issues of global governance that affect the lives and future of millions of young people worldwide. Konstantina Nathanail, as the EU Youth Delegate in the Digital Innovation Track, presents one of…
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Youths to G7: Protect Our Generation

What if governments finally decided to act on climate change and environmental degradation? By Maxime van Hoeve Later this month world leaders will gather in Hiroshima, Japan for the 49th G7 summit, the annual meeting devoted to issues of global diplomacy. Will they listen to the voices of their youngest constituents and act on climate…
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Interview with Jacob Werksman, Principal Advisor at DG CLIMA

  Jacob Werksman is Principal Adviser for international aspects of EU climate policy to the European Commission’s DG CLIMA and EU chief negotiator at the international climate conference COP 27. Having previously worked for environmental NGOs, Werksman is now one of the Commission’s key figures responsible for EU climate foreign policy. Our author Jakob Gomolka…
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The European Stars Magazine out now!

We are delighted to launch the very first YEL Magazine – “The European Stars Magazine”. This is a massive milestone in the history of YEL and we are extremely happy and grateful to the authors and our brilliant communication team duo Marco and Alisha. Download it and check it out now!   The European Stars…
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YEL – SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

Young European Leadership is excited to announce our brand new partnership with Schneider Electric Foundation. This partnership has already allowed us to support the EU delegation to this year’s Y20 Summit in Indonesia with the aim to ensure youth representation in the international decision-making processes. Schneider Electric’s mission is to be a digital partner for…
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Youth7 – the voice of youth in the G7 process

The G7 Summit is a (usually) annual meeting of the seven heads of state and government of France, Italy, Japan, Canada, the UK, the US, Germany and the EU as an additional observer member. The next meeting will take place in Elmau from 26 to 28 June 2022 as part of the rotating presidency. In…
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