Register for our 2024 Summit of Young Elected Local and Regional Leaders!

Building upon the accomplishments of its Liberal Mayors Summits, the Renew Europe Group within the European Committee of the Regions launched the Summit of Young Elected Local and Regional Leaders in 2017. In collaboration with Renew Europe pan-European youth movements such as LYMEC and YDE, this platform aims to establish a dynamic forum where young liberal democrat politicians at the local and regional levels can convene, engage in meaningful interactions, and exchange innovative ideas and exemplary approaches.

The 2024 Summit will take place in Brussels at the European Committee of the Regions on 12-13 September. It is a two-day event, packed with information and networking opportunities, and a high-level summit among the participants. Travel and accommodation will be covered for selected participants on a first-come, first-served basis and to a certain limit.

The theme for this year’s Summit is: “What my local community expects from the European decision-makers in the next five years“. Fresh out of the European elections, we will discuss the results, how you helped your community to be engaged in the electoral process, and most importantly, what the liberal and democrat young local and regional elected officials expect from the new European institutions in the next mandate. 

The schedule starts with arrivals on early Thursday, September 12th, followed by an informal networking, and concluding with a dinner on the same day. The following day, Friday, September 13th, the event will continue at the European Committee of the Regions, featuring an interactive session, summit, and an exchange of practices on a topic selected by the participants.

Who can apply?
Young (18-35) local and regional politicians with an elected mandate and having a responsibility either in government or in opposition and who belong to Renew Europe caucus youth movements are encouraged to apply. The working and socializing language of the event is English. The project is aimed at local and regional liberal and democrat politicians who have leadership experience, therefore it is important to indicate in the application form what other leadership positions you have in addition to the one you were elected. For example, an elected local councillor in Amsterdam should also hold additional leadership position either in government or in opposition such as: chair of a committee, deputy, spokesperson, delegated council representative, or even possibly a mayor, deputy etc. If it is not clear, you can always drop an email to:

Application deadline: 12th of July (noon Brussels time)

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