Events & Publications

If you couldn't make it to our latest event, or are just looking for ways to learn more and continue the conversation, check out our library of articles and event reports, photos, and hot-take videos.

Tools of the Trade Series provides practical workshops on career skills for YPFP members and are led by seasoned professionals willing to share tips and advice in their realms of expertise.

Ambassador Series offers YPFP members the chance to meet with Ambassadors (of the EU and beyond) in a “fireside chat” setting to discuss their countries’ stances on foreign policy issues. 

Briefing Series Lectures on today’s most pressing current events making the headlines that provide YPFP members with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the subject addressed.

Events Reports

Model North Atlantic Council

December 23, 2022

On 3 December, YPFP Brussels held a NATO-sponsored North Atlantic Council (NAC) simulation over half a day. The simulation was created by the Security and Defence Team of YPFP Brussels with the support of Ruben Diaz-Plaja, Senior Policy…

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Meaningful Dialogue: Diplomacy for Security Workshop

December 23, 2022

On 23 November, YPFP Brussels held a NATO-sponsored workshop on diplomacy in the field of security. The event was moderated by Marina Otasevic, Security and Defence officer at YPFP Brussels. Jorgen Christian Jorgensen, the Secretary of the North…

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Security in the Asia-Pacific: What Role for NATO?

December 23, 2022

On 26 October, YPFP Brussels held a NATO-sponsored event on security in the Asia-Pacific. The event was moderated by Smiljana Cujic, Security and Defence Officer at YPFP Brussels, with the panel consisting of: James Bernardi, First Secretary of…

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The Future of the Arctic

December 23, 2022

On 28 September, YPFP Brussels held a NATO-sponsored event on Arctic security, titled “The Future of the Arctic”. Ville Majamaa, Security and Defence Officer at YPFP Brussels, moderated the panel with three speakers: Heidi Kjærnet, Permanent Delegation of…

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Ambassador Series with Daniela Morari

December 16, 2022

Main takeaways: On November 2, 2022, YPFP hosted an Ambassador Series event, together with the Mission of the Republic of Moldova to the European Union and the Head of the Mission, Ambassador Daniela Morari. The event was moderated…

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Children in Armed Conflict

November 23, 2022

Main takeaways: On November 17, 2022, YPFP hosted a UN Series event on ‘Children in Armed Conflict’. The event was moderated by UN Series Officer Lina Stahl, who was joined by Brigid Kennedy Pfister, a Senior Child Protection…

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Harnessing Nuclear Energy as an Alternative Source of Energy: Truth or myth?

October 28, 2022

Main takeaways: Nuclear energy has both positive and negative aspects pertaining to it. Whereas it is deemed to be a much cleaner source of energy than fossil fuels and it encompasses many positive attributes; at the same time,…

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EU defence – towards a stronger and more decisive Europe

September 28, 2022

Main takeaways:– Ignored and neglected for too long, defence has risen to the very top of the EU’s agenda, even animating summit debates among Heads of State and Government. This approach reflects not only the worsening threat environment…

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Europe’s military drift: from a soft power union to ‘security provider’

September 28, 2022

On 24 May 2021, YPFP Brussels hosted an event in partnership with the Quaker Council for European Affairs titled “Europe’s military drift: from a soft power union to ‘security provider’”. YPFP Brussels Security and Defence Officer, Raquel Sequeira…

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Spotting Disinformation: A practical workshop

September 28, 2022

There are many online open-source tools that can help you discern if what you are reading or seeing is true or not. You just need to know what tools to look for. Everyone can become a “digital Sherlock”…

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