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.

Recent Events & Articles

EU-Canada Relations: A Focus on CETA

Panel discussion on the CETA's merits and the type of progress made after entering into force, the differences with other trade agreements, regulatory cooperation, the investor-state dispute mechanism and misinformation, featuring:

  • Ambassador Chris Cooter, Canada’s representative to the European Union
  • Gianluca Monte, Policy Coordinator for the US and Canada in DG TRADE
  • Mark Camilleri, President of the Canada EU Trade and Investment Association (CEUTIA)
International Mediation in Intractable Conflicts

Panel discussion on mediation practices in intractable conflicts, effectiveness of strategies, challenges in mediating this type of conflict, and examples from the field, especially the South Sudan case and Hilde's personal experience in negotiating the peace agreement in 2005, featuring:

  • Hilde Johnson, Senior Advisor, European Institute of Peace
  • Kathrin Quesada, Senior Executive Officer, mediatEUr   
AS Kuwait
Ambassador Series: Kuwait

Roundtable discussion with H.E. Jasem Al-Budaiwi, Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to the Kingdom of Belgium, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and Head of Mission of the State of Kuwait to the EU and NATO, on Kuwait's relationship with the EU and foreign policy priorities.

The Art of Communication in EU Foreign Affairs

March 30, 2021

Political language is something not accessible to everyone. The work of a communicator is to grasp the fact that a political position needs to be translated in a way that is understandable to the media, various stakeholders, and…

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The Sahel: A Key Region for the EU’s Security

March 18, 2021

Executive Summary: The Sahel will be a key region on the EU’s agenda in the future as its stability greatly affects the EU’s southern border. A new EU strategy should focus on improving governance, addressing political instability, preventing…

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Why are gender and inclusivity important for peace and security?

February 24, 2021

Main Takeaways: A critical analysis of women’s inclusion in peace and security must be made to distinguish between their role as the forefront of transformation for women’s rights or as an essentialist presence to promote the façade of…

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Going beyond the binary: Closing the Gender Data Gap

February 10, 2021

The Gender Data Gap represents the notion that data collection is centered around men’s view and experiences, and impacts all aspects of people’s lives. Data gathering and reporting must go beyond women and men as a binary and…

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Notes from the Field: Why intractable conflicts are so hard to mediate

March 20, 2020

Notes from the field: Why intractable conflicts are so hard to mediate By: Cristiana Lavinia Badulescu, PhD – Managing Director, YPFP Brussels On March 4, 2020 I had the pleasure to moderate an event organized by Young Professionals…

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YPFP Brussels 2018 Annual Report

February 13, 2019
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Celebrating 10 years of YPFP Brussels

August 28, 2018

Since our launch in 2008, the Brussels branch of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy has welcomed thousands of members to hundreds of events, organised by many talented volunteers. Whether it be our Ambassador Series or pub quizzes, we…

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Say hello to your YPFP Summer Reading List!

August 14, 2018

In addition to your sunglasses, comfy clothes and cheerful mood, do not forget to take with you a few stimulating online readings from the YPFP Summer Reading List. It will be the perfect combination for a beautiful day…

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YPFP featured in brand new Brussels podcast

March 8, 2018

YPFP has been mentioned in a brand new podcast run by students from the Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS).   Beyond Brussels, a free web-based podcast focusing on current affairs, features insightful discussions and debates on the…

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