Over 60 participants from more than 20 countries gathered in Minsk, Belarus on September 3-6, 2017 for the 7th plenary meeting of the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN).
The Minsk meeting focused on topics including the crisis in Ukraine, prospective relations between the Eurasian Economic Union and the European Union, relations between Russia and the West, as well as the political, economic, rule of law, and civil society landscape in Belarus. Prominent speakers included the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Oleg Kravchenko, Belarusian Parliamentary leaders, and representatives of Belarusian civil society and academic institutions.
The plenary meeting also focused on the long-term sustainability of the network. The network adopted a sustainability plan to transition the network to a self-governing organization in 2018.
The next YGLN plenary session will be held in Berlin in the spring of 2018.