"40 under 40" - European Young Leaders

03 July 2014 - 12:00 - 04 July 2014 - 23:00

During the two-day “40 Under 40” – European Young Leaders seminar, the participants tackled the important issues of youth unemployment, migration, and foreign policy, among others, and ended the seminar with a visit to the Vatican to discuss the role of the religious establishment in the future of the European Union.

The 6th seminar, which took place in Rome, brought together a diverse and dynamic group of young Europeans to discuss key issues in European affairs.

“The time is coming for a new generation of leaders to take over in the EU,” noted Guillaume Klossa, President of EuropaNova, addressing the European Young Leaders. “We have to think of the future and how to manage it collectively.”




The European Young Leaders (EYL40) programme, organised by Friends of Europe, is a unique, inventive and multi-stakeholder programme that aims to promote a European identity by engaging the continent’s most promising talents in initiatives that will shape Europe’s future.

Brexit looms large on the EU's agenda, and with the tide of populism narrowly missing many member states there is a need to update and reform the Brussels institutions and make sure that they work for European citizens.

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