Europe’s generation R — regeneration, recovery, resilience

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Building a more just, inclusive and sustainable society as Europe emerges from the pandemic was the central theme of the first in-person event in the European Young Leaders (EYL40) programme since the start of the COVID-19 crisis.

Entitled “Europe’s generation R – regeneration, recovery, resilience”, the three-day seminar held on 9-11 September gathered a diverse group of young innovators with leadership roles in areas ranging from politics to entrepreneurship and human rights.

The 2020-2021 Class of European Young Leaders joined alumni from previous intakes of the EYL40 programme, which was launched by Friends of Europe in 2011 to bring together around 40 trendsetters under 40 every year.

Sessions ranged from Europe’s role in the renewed race to space, to designing feminist cities and forging a more constructive relationship between politics and the media.

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