The YSC is a community of practice and exchange. Throughout the year, YSC fellows and members work together on specific issues related to the ongoing security policy agenda, as well as during YSC workshops and events. A call for applications is published once a year and we invite all young professionals to resolve some key issues our communities face. 

The YSC Fellowship programme will focus on a plethora of issues related to the future of European strategic autonomy and European Affairs. During the one-year programme, fellows will have the occasion to present their ideas, works and proposals, to discuss and exchange with leading experts, panelists, and academic advisors. 

Our programme is fast-growing and soon coming to European cities. All workshop sessions will be open to the fellows, the entire alumni of the YSC, and – if the current situation allows – to the public. Fellows will shape the design of the entire programme and develop the workshops together with other members of the community. 

The online stream is live through different media channels to make the workshops accessible to European and international audiences. The training sessions will follow the YSC conference happening in Munich. 

Depending on the respective situation and ongoing pandemic, one of the training sessions will be organized physically. 

YSC 2021 Fellowship events

8 November 2021: EU, US, NATO & Security: on the future of the transatlantic alliance. 

You can re-watch the workshop here!

Dr. Aylin Matlé, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung eV (KAS), deputy office manager of the foundation’s Israel office in Jerusalem; also member of Women in International Security and Kölner Forum für Internationale Beziehungen und Sicherheitspolitik e. V. (FKIBS);​

Jessica Berlin, founder and Managing Director, CoStruct; board member at EuropaNova; German and American geopolitical expert and a commentator at Deutsche Welle News;​

Ben Hodges, former commanding general of US Army Europe, Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Centre for European Policy Analysis; ​

Dr. Dalibor Rohac, Senior Fellow for Foreign and Defence Policy at the American Entreprise Institute;​

Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, Vice-President and head of GMF Berlin Office.​

Moderation: Dr. Markus Faltermeier, Trade and Security Policies and Academic Projects at the Amerikahaus Munich; Alberto Cunha, Academic Director at EuropaNova Germany & Dr. Daniel Gheorghe​, Academic Advisor at EuropaNova Germany.

13 December 2021: Franco-German Relations – The French Council and the EU agenda.

Workshop organized in cooperation with the Embassy of France in Germany

Dr. Christian Deubner, professor of European Integration Politics, New York University.

Gen. Jean Pierre Metz, the Embassy of France in Germany.

Diplomat Lauriane Louis de Devoize, the Embassy of France in Germany.

Moderation: Amélie Jaques-Apke, Co-Founder & Director General at EuropaNova Germany.

19 February 2022 – Side event at the 2022 Munich Security Conference: “Crop Apartheid? Rethinking Geoeconomics and the Unintended Consequences of the EU’s Structural Power”

You can re-watch the side event here!

Olivia Lazard, visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe.

Jovan Ratković, Expert in Security and Foreign Policy.

Moderation: Fabian Keske, Co-Founder & Director General at EuropaNova Germany.