More than 40 young leaders from Europe, Russia, Ukraine and the United States gathered in Brussels on February 29-March 3, 2016 for the fourth meeting of the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN). The three-day meeting featured panel discussions on prospects for peace and development in Ukraine in 2016, the challenges Europe faces related to terrorism and mass migration, relations between the European Union and Russia, and the complex relationship between NATO and Russia. Senior officials from the European Commission, ambassadors to the European Union and NATO and representatives of major international and nongovernmental organizations participated in these discussions.
The YGLN is a capacity-building initiative established by NTI in 2014 to foster dialogue among young professionals from the United States, Russia, Ukraine and Europe on contemporary challenges facing Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic region. It currently consists of 49 young leaders from 17 countries. The network is supported in partnership with Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the European Leadership Network (ELN), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the Kennan Institute, the International Strategic Research Organization of Turkey, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, the Munich Security Conference, the Polish Institute of International Affairs, and the Russian International Affairs Council.
The YGLN recently launched its own webpage hosted on the ELN website. It also will have its own Twitter handle.
Read more about the YGLN’s activities here.