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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

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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)
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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   
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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.

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

By Garcia-Esteve, Adrian | 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 Presents: Franziska Krueger, Programmes Officer

By Alicia Jensen | December 23, 2018

Welcome to 2019 and your latest YPFP Brussels Presents interviewee! We’re delighted to introduce Franziska Krueger, one of our Programmes Officers, who talks to us about how to organise a successful event, what news stories she’s interested in,…

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YPFP Brussels Presents: Max Castro Antonio, Content Development Officer

By Alicia Jensen | November 10, 2018

Graphics guru and comms mastermind Max Castro Antonio is a crucial part of the Communications and Marketing team here at YPFP Brussels. He continues to come up with compelling campaigns for our organisation – despite living in Maastricht…

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YPFP Brussels Presents

By Alicia Jensen | September 21, 2018

Here you can find links to all staff interviewed for our new initiative: YPFP Brussels Presents. This new feature showcases the array of talent our organisation has working behind the scenes to make our organisation a success. Lucas…

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YPFP Brussels Presents: Tom Van Rooy, Director of Programmes

By Alicia Jensen | September 21, 2018

YPFP Brussels’ Communications and Marketing team is pleased to introduce our latest initiative, YPFP Brussels Presents, which showcases the array of talent our organisation has working behind the scenes to make our organisation a success. Each interview will…

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