The Y7 is a leadership summit that convenes young professionals from G7 countries to develop policy solutions to current global challenges.
This year’s Y7 Summit will take place from June 10-June 15, 2019 in Paris, France and the official organizing entity is Open Diplomacy Institute. Note, the U.S. Y7 delegation does not represent the U.S. federal government in any official capacity.
YPFP will select four American delegates to represent American youth voices.
The Y7 Organizing Committee, Open Diplomacy, will provide all in-country accommodations (local transportation, lodging, and meals) for delegates during the course of the summit.
Delegates are responsible for arranging, booking, and covering the costs of their travel to and from Paris. Each delegate will receive $200 from YPFP to cover the cost of the flight to Paris. Additional funds raised through Y7 application fees will be given to each delegate to support flight-related expenses.
The priorities of 2019 Y7 Paris focus on four areas:
- Economic inequalities
- Environmental inequalities
- Technological inequalities
- Gender inequalities
- Must be a U.S. citizen and have a U.S. passport;
- Age 22-30 on June 10, 2019;
- Live within the United States, Puerto Rico, or U.S. territories.
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YPFP will select two American delegates to represent American youth voices at the Y20 Summit in Tokyo, Japan from May 26-May 30, 2019.
The Y20 is held before the annual G20 and invites youth delegates from G20 countries to submit policy recommendations to the G20 Leaders’ Summit. Y20 Summit 2019 will be organized by G7/G20 Youth Japan, a non-profit organization designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan. Delegates are responsible for arranging, booking, and covering the costs of their travel to and from Japan. YPFP will provide partial financial support for flight-related expenses to and from the summit.
The priorities of 2019 Y20 Tokyo focus on three areas:
- International Trade
- Business and Environment
- Future of work
- Must be a U.S. citizen and have a U.S. passport
- Age 22-30 on May 26, 2019
- Live within the United States, Puerto Rico, or U.S. territories
Applicants must apply by 11:59 PM on February 15, 2019. Next steps and more information are available here