11.03.2017 18:46 Age: 79 days

Call for nominations - Young Leaders from North America and the MENA region: Deadline 27 March

Friends 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 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.
 
We are looking for inspiring and established leaders between 30 and 40 yearsof age who are active in the politics, science, business, media, the arts and civil society. The people we want to reach out to should be creative, committed and passionate about reshaping the world. The initial application deadline is 27 March 2017.
 
This is the first time we are reaching out to these regions. Our aim is to set up a dynamic network of young men and women who are linked to our influential European Young Leaders. We are planning to bring everyone together for a seminar in Tallinn on 14-16 September 2017 for a thoughtful conversation on European and global challenges.
 
We believe that 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. Our 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, our 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.
 
You will find here more information about our EYL40 programme and here further information about our outreach to Young Leaders from North America and the MENA region.
 
We look forward to hearing from you and to reading your suggestions.