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

Communicating Defence the European Way

May 3, 2022

Main takeaways:   The future of European defence lays in the hand of a young European thinking generation.Main problem in making EU security and defence policy easily understandable is the fact, that everything in this regard has always to…

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Building a European Strategic Culture: The Pursuit for a New Security and Defence Identity of the EU

May 3, 2022

Main takeaways:   The EU, and its members, share a basic ‘set of beliefs, values and norms towards the use of military force’ with foundations in the EU’s policies and adherence to international law. There is a difference in…

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Foreign Interference: the European Parliament’s Response

May 3, 2022

Main takeaways:   Propaganda and disinformation are not new phenomena, but 30 years ago there was not yet technology which allows them to be spread at such speed and with so little transparency. Present-day disinformation and foreign interference present…

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Disinformation Threat in Europe

May 3, 2022

Main takeaways:   The COVID pandemic has sparked an infodemic – a whirlwind of mis- and dis-information, spanning traditional media platforms, social media, and countries across the world. A key component of the infodemic has been the mushrooming of…

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Humanitarian Affairs and Coordination in International Organizations

May 3, 2022

Main takeaways:   The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), headquartered in New York, and currently active in twenty countries, coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in crisis areas. OCHA cannot…

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How A.I. will shape the future of defence?

April 27, 2022

Main takeaways:   • Artificial Intelligence (A.I) is transforming several dimensions of warfare, including intelligence gathering and analysis, strategic and operational planning, procurement and logistics• There is increasing competition in the international arena regarding A.I., with countries aiming to…

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The Role of Education in Post-Conflict Settings

April 27, 2022

Main takeaways:   Peace education is a necessary tool for teaching children and young people, through parents and teachers, so they can learn how to manage and transform conflict. Regardless of religion, culture, beliefs and interests, these should not…

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Technology is key in countering disinformation

April 27, 2022

Main takeaways:   AI and machine learning are effective tools in reviewing huge amounts of content and helping identify mis/disinformation and user accounts that are used for the purpose of amplifying harmful messages. It is important to look at…

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Ambassador Series: Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of Belgium to the United Nations in Geneva

January 11, 2022

Main takeaways:   Belgium is highly committed to its role in the UN-system and remains a firm believer  in and supporter of multilateralism.  Belgium supports that EU Member States should speak more with one voice in the UN system…

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I&T Initiative: How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Global Conflict?

January 11, 2022

Main takeaways: Short definition of Artificial Intelligence: “[t]he theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages” [Mary B: 2018] Artificial Intelligence…

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