Young Professionals Seminars

Adele Ravagnani in “Neos Magazine” on the Amsterdam Seminar

Adele Ravagnani, a student of physics at the University of Turin and Honors Program Student at the Collegio Carlo Alberto, joined United Europe for the Young Professionals Seminar in Amsterdam in June. In an article first published by Neos Magazine, this young Italian describes the event. Twenty-two young professionals from twelve European countries were the …

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Defending Europe: Conclusions of the YPS Amsterdam, June 2017

As the pace of change in politics and technology accelerates, Europe faces fundamental questions about its security, its identity and its prosperity. Some of our neighbours have turned against us; at the same time, our traditional alliances are becoming more uncertain. Terrorism does not only threaten our physical security, but also our freedom and our …

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Developing a European Identity

Conclusions of United Europe’s Young Professionals Seminar in Aix, March 31 – April 2, 2017 As the pro-European demonstrations in more than 60 European cities this spring show, Europeans are increasingly willing to stand up for their future together. Faced with the rise of populist movements and authoritarian leaders in Europe and beyond, they are …

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Bringing Europe Back Together

Conclusions of United Europe’s 8th Young Professionals Seminar from September 23 to 25, 2016, at Lake Como Europe is in deep crisis. Faced with the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, the EU’s remaining 27 member states have no common vision on how to take the European project forward. The euro crisis has soured relations …

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Fostering Entrepreneurship in Europe

Report from United Europe’s seventh Young Professionals Seminar in Arosa, Switzerland, from June 17-19, 2016 Entrepreneurship has many meanings. It’s narrow definition is obviously about setting up your own business. In a wider sense, it describes taking the initiative, a willingness to take risks, and to follow your own ideas. Seen in a positive light, it is about creating jobs …

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How to Foster Entrepreneurship in Europe

Conclusions of United Europe’s Young Professionals Seminar in Arosa, June 17-19, 2016 With slow growth and an ageing population, Europe is coming under increasing pressure from more competitive regions of the world. Our continent needs to become more innovative and more agile in order to create jobs and maintain our prosperity. New businesses with new …

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The Heart-Or-Mind Question About Europe

As United Europe’s latest group of Young Professionals gathered in London, the issue of Brexit loomed large. Prime Minister David Cameron had just announced the date for his country’s long-awaited referendum on EU membership. With less than four months to go until the vote on June 23, the Brexit debate at this Young Professionals Seminar …

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Conclusions of the Young Professionals Seminar in London, March 2016

The European project is being challenged as never before. The British referendum on June 23 could actually end in Britain leaving the European Union. In other countries, too, euro-sceptic movements are gaining ground. Tensions are rising between Northern and Southern Europe as well as between the East and the West of our continent. Both the …

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A Better Education for the Next Generation: Views from a Young Professionals Seminar

In Europe, young people are turning into an increasingly scarce resource. With the ageing of the population, providing the next generation with an excellent education is becoming more important than ever. In this sense, education isn’t just about the facts and the skills you learn in school, it is also about attitudes and identity. As …

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How to Brand Europe: Proposals from a Young Professionals Seminar

Europe is no easy sell. Most of its citizens identify far more closely with their home country than they do with Europe. The European Union and its institutions seem remote and bureaucratic. Over the past few years, anti-European populism has steadily been gaining ground. So what can be done to improve this difficult brand? On …

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