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The Age of Austerity and Aid: EU Development Goals for 2030 and Beyond

 

The European Union is the world’s largest aid donor. Naturally, it wants to set the international development agenda when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015. However, with the development budget being slashed in response to austerity measures, the EU’s Overseas Development Aid (ODA) could be facing a real term decline for the first time in its history.

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YPFP Discusses the Leader of 2030 at the 2014 Security & Defence Agenda Security Jam!

Last week, a whole online community gathered in front of their computers to take part in The Security Jam, a unique annual event organised by the Brussels-based think-tank and YPFP partner, Security & Defence Agenda (SDA). In this JamChat, YPFP staff and other interlocutors from SDA from around the world had the opportunity to tackle the question: "What skills, knowledge and networks will the foreign policy leader of 2030 need?"

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YPFP Brussels calls for volunteer applications

YPFP Brussels has just launched its autumn round of volunteer recruitment with staff openings across all teams of the YPFP Brussels branch.

The call for new volunteers covers roles in Communications & Marketing, Membership, and in both the Security and Defence Programming and Programming teams.

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YPFP is a proud partner of the 2014 Security & Defence Agenda Security Jam!

The Security Jam, is a unique annual event organised by the Brussels-based think-tank and YPFP partner, Security & Defence Agenda (SDA). The Jam is divided into six thematic online forums in which participants get the chance to chat with thousands of political and military leaders, civil society representatives, academics, captains of industry and journalists. 

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Want to gain a new perspective on your work? Join YPFP's Advisers Programme!

The YPFP Brussels Advisers Programme is about to embark on its third edition, which will start this October – and is currently recruiting new participants. 

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YPFP Brussels Advisers Programme. Application period opened!

Would you like to take the next leap in your career? Or do you feel experienced enough to mentor others and share what you have learnt? Register as either a YPFP Adviser or Advisee.

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YPFP Brussels speaker appointed Foreign Affairs Minister

YPFP Brussels congratulates YPFP supporter and previous speaker, Daniel Mitov, on his appointment to the post of Foreign Affairs Minister in the interim government of Bulgaria. Mr. Mitov will stay in the position until national elections on October 5th.

 

 

 

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YPFP Decision Points: Is NATO’s “out of area” role out of business?

On 2 June members met to discuss this key question facing the Alliance in the run up to the Wales Summit at a Decision Points event generously supported by NATO. A debate was led by senior NATO official Jamie Shea and veteran journalist Brooks Tigner on the merits of NATO’s global security role vs. the obligations of territorial defence.

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How time flies! YPFP’s second weekend away in Normandy

Taking the long weekend as an opportunity to go abroad and take some time to think about the future of the branch, YPFP Brussels recently organised its second self-funded weekend away for its volunteer staff.

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YPFP Brussels sees leadership change

During a year of change for Brussels with European Parliament elections and new leadership of NATO and the European institutions, YPFP Brussels is also experiencing a change in its own leadership.

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