From the 26th-29th of June, the Younger Generation Leaders Network (YGLN) met in Vienna for their annual gathering. Over the course of the week, YGLN members met with various international organisations and diplomatic missions, fostered insightful discussions, and were able to network and collaborate with one another. Read the commentary for a full account of the annual gathering.
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The YGLN annual gathering: An invaluable venue for dialogue between young leaders from Russia and the West
In this critical period, the ELN’s Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN) held its annual gathering from 13-16 June in Switzerland, sponsored by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Members met with the French and Norwegian Permanent Representatives to the United Nations Office in Geneva, as well as representatives from the Swedish, German, and Dutch Missions and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).
Networks are central to the ELN. As part of the ELN’s series of reflections on our tenth anniversary, ELN policy fellow and coordinator of the YGLN Julia Berghofer offers her personal reflections on early career networks.
YGLN member Andrian Prokip in one of his latest blog posts discusses the current energy crisis in Ukraine, the major causes of which had been building for years. Andrian concludes that it was caused by the overregulation and restrictions, which have resulted in a far from efficient...
YGLN member Andrei Yeliseyeu has recently published a timely article entitled ‘Belarus at a Crossroads: Political Regime Transformation and Future Scenarios’. One of the most important takeaways is that ‘a growing political mobilization and heightened repressions in Belarus, and hence...
YGLN member Henrik Larsen co-authored an important article on China-Europe relations. He argues that "China’s growing influence in Europe has the potential to create new geo-economic divides". Even though the corona crisis may have overtaken some of the events, the fundamentals of the...