At YPFP Brussels we believe that building the next generation of leaders in foreign policy is key in adapting to an ever-changing world. We provide events with high-level speakers, we offer invaluable connections with reputable institutions and we nurture a community of highly qualified professionals around the world.
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YPFP Brussels became a member of YPFP's global branch in 2008. More than 15 years later, we boast 300 members, with a team of more than 25 volunteers organizing over 40 events per year, including high level panel debates, Ambassador's round-tables, professional development workshops and social events.
YPFP's NATO Series
The NATO Series presents events on defence and security-related topics, connecting youth to the world's strongest military alliance.
Tools of the Trade Series (TOT)
ToT provides practical workshops on career skills for YPFP members that are led by professionals willing to share tips and advice in their realms of expertise.
This 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.
The UN Series aims to improve our members' knowledge about the UN's work through high level interactive conversations with UN representatives and experts.
YPFP Brussels also offers various social activities, such as foreign policy pub quizzes, museum visits, picnics, and many more. Meet our diverse community and make lifelong friends!
SHAPING THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW
15th Anniversary Report
This report showcases a collection of our achievements and a true celebration of our Branch through the years. In these pages you will find our history, our greatest moments, and meet our incredible community.
Event Reports & Publications
Do you like to be well-informed about foreign policy in Europe? Stay up-to date on everything we’re preparing and publishing.
Our Impact Report 2020-2022
Brussels hosts a large range of activities, workshops and gatherings. Check our Impact Report for 2020-2022 to read how our branch is performing.
Security Talks is a discussion group that meets in an informal environment to discuss the newest developments in security and defence. Join us and meet like-minded people!
YPFP Brussels has an extensive history of hosting compelling events with Ambassadors from Canada, Australia, Qatar, Israel and Turkey. We have also partnered with NATO, the US Embassy to the EU, members of the European Parliament, industry leaders in defence capability development, SAAB and peace experts, the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) and the Benelux Union. To partner with YPFP Brussels send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brussels is considered the de facto capital of the European Union, having a long history of hosting many EU institutions and International Organizations. Did you know that 46% of the population of Brussels is from outside Belgium? Brussels has a bubbling expat community and the YPFP Brussels is no different. Our staff members come from various place on earth. We invite you to get to know them.
Our Brussels' branch leadership consists of our Managing Director who oversees four teams: Communications, Membership, Programmes and Security & Defence.
Marija Sulce | Managing Director
Marija has been leading the YPFP Brussels team as the Managing Director since February 2023, having previously served as the Director of the Security and Defence team. She is responsible for strategy implementation oversight, coordination, and team management for the whole Brussels branch. Outside of YPFP she is specialised in European security and defence as well as corporate communication with experiences at the EU and NATO. Originally from Lithuania, Marija has also lived in Japan, UK, France, and now Belgium.