Summit of Young Elected Local and Regional Leaders

SUMMIT OF YOUNG ELECTED LOCAL AND REGIONAL LEADERS

Following on from the success of its Liberal Mayors Summits, Renew Europe Group in the Committee of the Regions (former the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Committee of the Regions – ALDE-CoR) launched – Summit of Young Elected Local and Regional Leaders. The aim of the platform is to provide an opportunity for young liberal democrat local and regional politicians to meet and share ideas and best practice amongst themselves, and afterwards to meet with experienced local and regional politicians in a joint meeting with Renew Europe. Watch the highlights from sessions in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

ACTIVITIES

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2020

Youth and COVID-19: Response, Recovery and the way forward

4th Summit of Young Elected Local and Regional Leaders

What role can young people play in a post-COVID-19 world? What measures should local and regional governments take to tackle the risks COVID-19 poses to the fields of education, employment and mental health? These and other questions were addressed by more than ten young elected local and regional leaders (YELL) from six different countries as part of the “Youth and COVID-19” debate with our member Vincent Chauvet, Mayor of Autun, himself a former YELL, as chair. The Summit provided an opportunity for young liberal leaders to meet and share ideas and best practices among themselves.
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2019

Young Leaders showing the way in engaging citizens

3nd Summit of Young Elected Local and Regional Leaders

During this Summit our young elected leaders shared their own experiences and views on how they engage citizens in their own constituencies. After all, local laws and election rules might vary per country, but challenges such as engaging citizens and fighting apathy and populism apply almost everywhere: that’s where our young liberal leaders come in! With concrete examples, they showcased how they bring local government to the citizens, which can serve as an example and model for bringing Europe closer to its citizens as well.
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2018

Young liberals embrace leadership role to fight climate change

2nd Summit of Young Elected Local and Regional Leaders

Twenty young elected local liberal leaders from twelve different countries debated on Monday 17 September in Brussels how to urgently and effectively address the issue of climate change at a local and regional level, embracing their leadership role.
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2017

Successful launch of ALDE-CoR’s 1st Young Elected Leaders Summit

1st Summit of Young Elected Local and Regional Leaders

Nearly twenty young politicians from across Europe gathered in Brussels for the first Young Elected Leaders Summit, interacting with each other and ALDE members of the European Committee of the Regions during several workshops to address common challenges and solutions.