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

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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NATO – the Road to Madrid: Changing Today to Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow

September 28, 2022

Main takeaways:    – The NATO Summit in Madrid will address strengthening NATO’s deterrence and defence, support to Ukraine and other partners at risk, a new NATO Strategic Concept, investment and resourcing, and Finland and Sweden’s application for membership.–…

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From nuclear dis-armament to nuclear re-armament: the dawn of the new old era?

September 28, 2022

Main takeaways:   Nuclear escalation is one of the most under-addressed topics in the domain of foreign and security policy. There was a lot of optimism in the 90s after the Cold War, but since then progress has halted…

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Career Opportunities within the EU Institutions in Brussels

August 8, 2022

Main takeaways:   The invited guests have very different academic backgrounds, motivations to come to Brussels and career developments, how they got their current positions. The career path of every person is very diverse and the most important thing…

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Hallyu – The South Korean secret to leverage influence on the world

July 23, 2022

Main takeaways:   South Korea’s position as one of the major democracies in Asia, as well as the recentelection of a China-skeptical presidential candidate, threaten to put pressure on relationswith the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing. More than ever,…

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Ambassador Series with Stephan Klement

July 23, 2022

Main takeaways:   International Organizations are more than ever needed to provide spaces for strategic  diplomatic negotiations between different nations to enhance security for the public. This  also includes coordinated efforts between like-minded states as seen in the current…

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The politicization of Humanitarianism in Africa

June 30, 2022

Main takeaways:   The world we live in today is one that is defined by humanitarian assistance provided by national and non-state actors on a global scale. Africa represents a continent that is heavily dependent on humanitarian aid. The…

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Humanitarian Aid in Times of Crisis

June 8, 2022

Main takeaways:   The EU provides assistance for countries and populations affected by disasters or humanitarian emergencies in line with the four main principles grounded in IHL. The DG ECHO mainly functions as a donor to NGOs or agencies…

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