Young Thinkers Initiative

CEPS Young Thinkers

BRINGING YOUNG PEOPLE’S VOICES TO THE EUROPEAN POLICY SCENE

We are excited to announce the launch of CEPS newest initiative, CEPS Young Thinkers, aimed at bringing more diverse and younger voices into the European debate. The project will give young people a platform to express their ideas and bring fresh and innovative perspectives to the European policy scene.

CEPS Young Thinkers forms part of a wider initiative, the CEPS Sustainable Diversity Goals (SDGs), an Open Society Foundation funded project, which aims to promote diversity in the field of research and make our policy events more diverse and gender-balanced.

The primary activity of the CEPS Young Thinkers Initiative will take place online at the 2021 edition of Ideas Lab,  from 31 May to 4 June 2021. The group will participate in a parallel programme with the goal of stimulating debate, connecting young bright minds with today’s leaders and envisioning the future of Europe.

Gamification, foresight and experiments in co-design

The Young Thinkers will take part in guided foresight sessions, be amongst the first to test a new gamification tool and have the opportunity to present their ideas to policymakers in a high-level roundtable. The theme of the activities will focus on the Future of Europe and citizen engagement.

This initiative is conducted in cooperation with TRIGGER, an EU-funded project led by CEPS. TRIGGER aims at providing EU institutions with knowledge and tools to enhance their actorness, effectiveness and influence in global governance; and to develop new ways to harness the potential of public engagement and participatory foresight in governance decisions. Learn more about TRIGGER here.

 

Our 30 Young Thinkers

Stay tuned to get to know our first cohort of CEPS Young Thinkers!

 
Adam Volf

Adam Volf

26, Ireland
Stefano Cisternino

Stefano Cisternino

26, Italy
Elin Schiffer

Elin Schiffer

24, Sweden
Xiaoman Lin

Xiaoman Lin

23, China
Signe Eline Kossmann

Signe Eline Kossmann

25, Denmark, Netherlands

Ratnadityasinh Chavda

Ratnadityasinh Chavda

20, India
Márton Végh

Márton Végh

24, Hungary
Dário Kuteev Moreira

Dário Kuteev Moreira

22, Portugal
Alliance Niyigena

Alliance Niyigena

25, Norway
John Morgan

John Morgan

20, USA

Mihail Murgashanski

Mihail Murgashanski

26, Macedonia
Anette Sonnbäck

Anette Sonnbäck

28, Sweden
Adam Abdalla

Adam Abdalla

23, Czech Republic
Maria Vasileia Karampatsoli

Maria Vasileia Karampatsoli

24, Greece
Gresa Smolica

Gresa Smolica

23, Albania

Marlene Straub

Marlene Straub

25, Germany
Tiago Beck

Tiago Beck

24, Germany
Petra Pakozdi

Petra Pakozdi

19, Hungary
Harry Thursby-Pelham

Harry Thursby-Pelham

19, UK
Selin Kumbaraci

Selin Kumbaraci

21, Turkey

Shaima Chachai

Shaima Chachai

20, Spain
Sophie Connor

Sophie Connor

20, UK
Nicolas Remilien

Nicolas Remilien

23, France
Sose Mayilyan

Sose Mayilyan

26, Armenia
Francisco Jose Lopez Velez

Francisco Jose Lopez Velez

23, Italy, Columbia/Italy

Weiming Huang

Weiming Huang

22, China
Lukian De Boni

Lukian De Boni

24, Italy
Michał Gulczyński

Michał Gulczyński

29, Poland
Enow Awah Georges Stevens

Enow Awah Georges Stevens

26, Cameroon
Inès Satué

Inès Satué

25, Spain

Sven Mikulic

Sven Mikulic

21, Croatia
 

Learn more about the CEPS Young Thinkers Initiative

The Future if You!