past events

September 20 2019

3rd Summit of Young Elected Local and Regional Leaders

September 20, 2019 at 9:00am - 4pm

3rd Summit of Young Elected Local and Regional Leaders


WHAT Last year, twenty young elected local liberal leaders from twelve different countries debated how to address the issue of climate change at local and regional level and also how can leadership be shown to achieve climate action. You can see the highlights from the 2nd summit which took place in 2018 here. Therefore following on from the success of its Liberal Mayors Summits, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Committee of the Regions (ALDE-CoR) together with LYMEC and YDE yet again teamed up to organise a 3rd Summit of Young Elected Local and Regional Leaders in 2019.
WHERE Brussels, European Committee of the Regions
WHEN 20 September 2019
WHY 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 ALDE-CoR.
WHO Young (18-35) local and regional politicians with an elected mandate and having a responsibility either in government or in opposition are encouraged to apply.
HOW Apply by filling an online form. When applying please indicate your elected mandate, your current position of responsibility in government or opposition, the dates these began, and your policy interests under comments. Places are limited and selection will be carried out by ALDE-CoR based on experience, and with a view to ensuring geographical, policy and gender balance. The full agenda and confirmations will be sent in August. Deadline for applications is 19 July. Travel arrangements and accommodation will be organized by ALDE-CoR.
ABOUT   The European Committee of the Regions is a political assembly giving voice to cities and regions in the EU policy process. Its members include mayors, regional presidents, regional parliamentarians, and members of municipal councils. The President of ALDE-CoR is Bart Somers, World Mayor 2016 and Mayor of Mechelen, former Minister-President of Flanders, and former President of Open VLD.