Call for Nominations - Young Leaders from North America and the MENA Region

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Friends of Europe2Friends of Europe is seeking nominations for Young Leaders from North America, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions to work with our European Young Leaders (EYL40) Class of 2017.

Friends of Europe is looking for inspiring and established leaders between 30 and 40 years of age who are active in the politics, science, business, media, the arts and civil society. They should be creative, committed and passionate about reshaping the world. The initial application deadline is 27 March 2017.

This is the first time Friends of Europe is reaching out to these regions. The aim is to set up a dynamic network of young men and women who are linked to our influential European Young Leaders. The plan is to bring everyone together for a seminar in Tallinn on 14-16 September 2017 for a thoughtful conversation on European and global challenges.

Given the current global context, such a network of pro-active and creative young people is a compelling necessity.

Friends of Europe is a leading independent think tank that connects people, stimulates debate and triggers change to create a more inclusive, sustainable and forward-looking Europe. Their EYL40 programme 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 our future and facilitate the development of a strong network of committed young leaders.

Through their participation, young leaders will be offered opportunity to:
  • Meet top entrepreneurs, heads of state, senior government representatives, acclaimed authors and prominent experts
  • Influence and shape our common future
  • Join a strong and influential network of committed change makers
  • Benefit of high exposure through the various activities of Friends of Europe
Over the years, Friends of Europe’s think tank has secured the participation of prestigious participants from around the world, including Bill Gates; WHO Director General Margaret Chan; International President of MSF Joannne Liu; Madeleine Albright, the first woman United States Secretary of State; European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker; Nobel Prize laureates Joseph Stiglitz, Wided Bouchamaoui and Christopher Pissarides; and many others.

Please, find more information about the EYL40 programme here and further information about the outreach to Young Leaders from North America and the MENA region here.