For the past two years, the Fulbright Commission in Brussels has had the unique opportunity to work with colleagues on both sides of the Atlantic to organize the EU-US Young Leaders Seminar. The event, co-financed by the European Commission and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, represents a unique opportunity for young leaders from across the United States and the European Union to discuss some of the most important issues facing both sides of the Atlantic.
EU-US Young Leaders Seminar 2017
In April 2017, fifty young leaders from the United States and Europe came together for the first EU-US Young Leaders Seminar to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the economic, educational, and cultural integration of migrants and refugees. Guest speakers included representatives from the European Commission, the U.S. Mission to the European Union, the European Economic and Social Committee, DAAD, European Network Against Racism, Migration Policy Institute, and more.
EU-US Young Leaders Seminar 2018
The following year, the 2018 EU-US Young Leaders Seminar again welcomed fifty young leaders from across the United States and Europe for a discussion on the future of work, focusing on the role of technology in the future of work, the skills of the future workforce, and the social implications of the changing work environment. Guest speakers included representatives of European Commission, the U.S. Mission to the European Union, International Labour Organization, and European Trade Union Confederation.
EU-US Young Leaders Seminar 2019
The third edition of the EU-US Young Leaders Seminar will take place from 7-9 April 2019 in Brussels and will focus on the “Shared Transatlantic Challenges: The Changing Media & Information Landscape”. 50 participants (including 25 from EU and 25 current participants in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program) will come together to discuss different issues related to disinformation and media literacy through panel presentations with outside experts and breakout sessions facilitated by participants themselves. The topic is wide and the workshops will allow to cover different aspects of media literacy and disinformation such as how civil society and the private sector shape the debate; the government response to disinformation; and transatlantic cooperation on the matter.
This seminar is made possible by the support of the U.S. Department of State and the European Commission, and event organizers include representatives of the the U.S. Mission to the European, the European External Action Service, the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport, and Culture, the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, and the Fulbright Commission in Brussels.
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