On September 8-11, 2022, Aspen Institute Romania organized the sixth edition of the Aspen Young European Leaders Seminar, in partnership with the Aspen Institute Kyiv and in cooperation with the Aspen Institute US – Executive Leadership Seminars.

Taking place under the umbrella of the Aspen Initiative for Europe, the Seminar gathered in a picturesque mountainous location near Brașov (Romania) 20 young and civically engaged leaders from Europe and the rest of the world, aged 25 to 35, who explored in the classic Aspen manner common values and timeless questions, under the main theme of ”Taking the Measure: European Values and Democratic Institutions”.

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

Mr. Sergiu Manea, Acting President of Aspen Institute Romania and CEO of Banca Comercială Română (BCR), visited the group on the first day of the Seminar and engaged in a lively conversation with the participants to the seminar.

We are deeply grateful to the Aspen Institute Kyiv for the fruitful cooperation, to all the European Aspen Institutes and to the Aspen Institute US for nominating participants to the seminar, to our two wonderful moderators for their kind and thought-provoking moderation and to the participants, for the enthusiasm of their Aspen conversations.