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WYAE Emerging Leaders Conference 2019: Meet The New EU Parliament

July 8, 2019 - July 10, 2019

About the Emerging Leaders Conference

The Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC) is an annual event hosted by World Youth Alliance Europe, which seeks to bring together young leaders, active members and youth advocates from across Europe to interact with policy makers, experts and leaders on current global issues. It also provides young individuals with special training on programs in those areas to give them the adequate tools to make a difference in their own communities. Known for its intimate forum for dialogue, as well as intellectual formation via lectures and discussions, the ELC fosters a meaningful network of friendships based on a shared vision of the human person. Therefore, we call upon the members of the partner organization, volunteers and those young people who are interested in learning more about European policy.

Following the immensely successful 7th Emerging Leaders Conference held in Brussels last November, WYA Europe is delighted to announce its 8th edition. This year’s conference theme is Meet The New EU Parliament and it will take place in Brussels from the 8th to the 10th of July 2019. The participants’ youth will come from over 10 European countries. The main aim of ELC 2019 is to show that youth can change things in our European society and that collaboration with decision-makers and politicians is possible. During the Conference, the European youth and the MEPs that they voted for will agree on further patterns of collaboration for the future.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at europe@wya.net.

Schedule of the event

Monday, July 8,  2019Tuesday, July  9, 2019Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019/ Brussels

09:00-10:00 Welcoming of the participants

10:00-11:00 Get to know the project and methodology

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-14:00 Icebreakers

14:00-15:00 Lunch

15:00-16:30 Workshop: Why does EP matter?

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-19:00 Simulation of the European Parliament: Reflecting on the future of Europe

19:00-20:00 Reflection on the learning outcomes

20:00-20:30 Wrap up and plans for tomorrow

20:30– Dinner

Tuesday, July 9, 2019/ Brussels

09:00-10:30 Breakfast

10:30-11:00 Registration in front of the EP

11:00-12:00 Treasure hunt: Exploring the EP

12:00-14:30 Plenary session with decision makers: Youth, Health and Education in the EU

14:30-15:30 Lunch

15:30-17:30 Debate with decision-makers: Active Citizenship of Youth in the EU

17:30-18:00 Coffee break

18:00-19:00 Reflection on the learning outcomes

19:00-20:00 Wrap up and plans for tomorrow

20:00– Dinner

Wednesday, July 10, 2019/ Brussels

09:00-10:30 Breakfast

10:30-11:00 Registration in front of the EP

11:00-14:30 Meet your MEP

14:30-15:30 Lunch

15:30-17:00 Plans for the dissemination

17:00-17:30 Coffee break

17:30-18:30 Final reflection on the learning outcomes

18:30-20:00 Final evaluation

20:00– Dinner & Closing ceremony

*Please note, the program may be modified.

Application Process

The application process for attending the ELC 2019 is open now. The application deadline expires on Thursday, the 6th of June, 2019. To apply you must:

• Be from 18-30 years old
• Be residing in an European country
• Have a good level of English
• Submit an online application form
• Be a member of World Youth Alliance

If you are not yet a WYA member, please sign the Charter in order to become a member (prerequisite for participating in the ELC).

Should you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us at europe@wya.net.


July 8, 2019
July 10, 2019
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