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Layla Zaidane, Managing Director for Generation Progress, Center for American Progress
Laura Basagni, Trainee, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
If you have any questions, please contact Laura Basagni at +32 2 238 52 91 or[email protected].
Millennials' political disengagement is a widespread phenomenon found across the Atlantic. Voter turnout is declining and young adults feel less and less represented by politicians and political parties. As a result, there is an increasing need to create new platforms to express voices and ideas. What kind of political system do you imagine for the millennial generation? And what social and political challenges do you want to see addressed?
Join the Young Transatlantic Network’s Brussels Chapter to talk with Layla Zaidane, managing director of Generation Progress in Washington DC. The organization educates, engages, and mobilizes young people around the issues that matter most to the millennial generation, ranging from higher education and immigration reform to the economy and women’s rights. Come share your experience of civic engagement, and discuss the best possible ways to meet the challenges millennials face in today’s current political systems.
Generation Progress is the American partner of Foundation for Progressive Studies (FEPS) in the project The Millennial Dialogue. The results of the project will be presented on June 17-18 at the event Call for Europe VI: Millennials and Politics.
The Young Transatlantic Network (YTN) is a flagship initiative of GMF specifically geared toward young professionals 35 years old and younger. The network aims to strengthen transatlantic relations by offering the next generation of leaders opportunities to engage critically on core challenges facing Europe and the United States, as well as new issues posed by the increasing geographic reach of transatlantic cooperation. GMF currently has YTN chapters in Brussels, Berlin, Warsaw, Washington, DC, and Belgrade.