The sixth edition of the Aspen Seminar for Young European Leaders will be organized on September 8-11, 2022, in a picturesque mountainous location near Brașov, Romania.

This year’s edition of the Seminar is jointly organized by the Aspen Institute Romania, Aspen Institute Kyiv and Aspen Initiative for Europe and is following inspiring and successful editions that have been organized since 2017 by the European Partners in the International Network of Aspen Institutes.

The Seminar will gather approximately 25 participants, aged 25 to 35, the majority of whom coming from European countries and the rest from other countries around the world. The selection process is based on the nominations made by the European Aspen Institutes and will aim at creating a diverse group, in terms of geography, personal and professional background, and political beliefs.

The Seminar will be conducted in the classic Aspen manner and based on a selection of texts by prominent European and non-European thinkers and philosophers. The discussions on the readings will address topical issues, explore common values and timeless questions, and ultimately examine the issues that today’s young generation faces in tackling questions of European identity and how they should engage with European ideals.

The seminar will be moderated by Dr. Todd Breyfogle, Managing Director of Executive Leadership Seminars for the Aspen Institute US and Mădălina Mocan, Associate Teaching Assistant at the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) and Fellow of Aspen Institute Romania since 2009.

The Aspen Seminar for Young European Leaders will be a great opportunity to convene an inspiring group of young and civically engaged leaders from Europe and the rest of the world.