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

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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COP26: Challenges, opportunities & implications

January 11, 2022

Main takeaways:  Before COP leaders raise emissions ambition to narrow the gap to 1.5C & agree  to a global finance package to support it.  The window of opportunity to limit the permanent temperature increase of 1.5  Degrees is…

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Why the EU should(n’t) accede to the European Convention on Human Rights?

January 11, 2022

Main takeaways: The accession is still desirable since there are now two parallel systems with the CJEU and the ECtHR interpreting the same rights, this leads to inconsistency and fragmentation Some gaps need to be addressed, such as…

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The Art of Communication in EU Foreign Affairs

March 30, 2021

Main Takeaways:  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…

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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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