Young Transatlantic Network of Future LeadersThe Young Transatlantic Network of future leaders (YTN) is a flagship initiative of The German Marshall Fund geared toward young professionals between the ages of 21 and 35. YTN brings together young leaders to engage critically on challenges facing Europe, the United States, and the transatlantic alliance.
The Young Transatlantic Network of future leaders (YTN) is a flagship initiative of The German Marshall Fund geared toward young professionals between the ages of 21 and 35. YTN brings together young leaders to engage critically on challenges facing Europe, the United States, and the transatlantic alliance. Since the inaugural Brussels-based chapter was founded in 2009, YTN has grown into a transatlantic network that includes over 2,300 young professionals from across various sectors and fields with chapters in GMF offices in Brussels, Berlin, Warsaw, Washington, Belgrade, and Paris.
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The YTN Paris chapter is a network of young professionals aged between 24 and 35 with a direct interest or professional activity in European and international affairs, transatlantic relations, and global challenges. It regularly organizes a variety of networking events, policy discussions with experts, and workshops geared toward careers in international affairs. The members of the YTN Paris chapter participate regularly and actively in its activities, which also creates space for members to present their work.
Events take place on a regular basis and are held in French or English, depending on the topic, guest, or the language participants are most comfortable with. Members of the Paris chapter also have the opportunity to attend selected private high-level events of the GMF Paris office.
Previous activities include:
- An in-person workshop with the French think-tank Institut Open Diplomacy on the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union
- A briefing on the GMF policy paper Seizing Biden’s Pivot to Europe
- A virtual roundtable on transatlantic cooperation on climate
- A briefing on the Transatlantic Trends 2021 study
- A virtual roundtable on feminist foreign policy
If you are a young professional based in Paris and are interested in joining us, send us your application via the following form
The Berlin chapter of GMF’s Young Transatlantic Network of Future Leaders (YTN) offers regular opportunities to young professionals and students to critically engage with a myriad transatlantic topics.
In the past we have organized workshops, panel discussions, and other events on topics such as the legacy of the Marshall Plan and the need to reinvigorate the transatlantic alliance to address the challenges of tomorrow. Our activities provide a space for informal discussions and opportunities for young professionals and students to connect with peers from different backgrounds who are interested in transatlantic topics.
We recently partnered with the US embassy in Berlin to carry out the Toward a New Storyline project, which brought together 15 students over eight months to explore the past, discuss the present, and reimagine the future of the transatlantic relationship. Similar projects with the US embassy and other partners are planned for the future.
If you are interested in joining and would like to receive updates on YTN activities, please reach out to Niklas Ebert ([email protected]).
The Brussels YTN chapter is currently inactive, stay tuned for new activities in Fall 2022.
The Warsaw YTN chapter is currently inactive, stay tuned for new activities in the upcoming year.