European Business Summit 2016 in Brussels

Deadline: 6 May 2016
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, with a strong interest in the topic of the conference; having experience in activism and/or education
Venue: 1-2 June 2016, Brussels, Belgium


The European Business Summit (EBS) stimulates thinking on key European issues that span political, social and environmental challenges, from digital and entrepreneurship policy to the European single market and monetary union. The Summit welcomes senior diplomats, leaders from the private sector, and many more among its 150 speakers and 2000 participants.

More young people than ever before are transforming the world of business. To represent the Youth voice in a business world, Young European Leadership (YEL) is sending its first delegation to the 2016 European Business Summit (EBS). The EBS drives key European debates in a wide range of areas. Through its events and publications, EBS delivers an inspired and informed contribution to policymaking in Europe.


  • Be between 18-35 years of old at the time of the conference;
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in the topic of the conference;
  • Have experience in activism and/or education regarding the topic of the conference;
  • Being willing to invest time before, during and after the conference;
  • Be willing to contribute to the delegation with articles and/or social media input.


YEL Delegates participate at the event free of charge! YEL asks for a €10 contribution towards YEL from all candidates who accept an offer to join a YEL delegation.

How to Apply?

  • Fill out online application form;
  • Attach a CV of max 2 pages at the end of the form – in English (no other languages will be accepted);
  • Second step of the application process will be a short interview conducted by YEL staff via Skype (all interviews will be conducted in May);
  • Optional: Support your application with a short paper, ideally on a topic of conference (max 10 pages, only English language accepted).

For questions, please contact:, using the subject line Question application: [Event]: [Your name]

More information on the official web-page.

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