The German-French Young Leaders Conference 2018

Deadline: 31 March 2018
Open to: German or French citizens or nationals of a third country residing in France or Germany
Venue: 31 May - 3 June 2018 in Paris, France


Our past participants include over 150 young leaders from France, Germany and Europe. We are proud to list a great diversity of backgrounds and professions of our participants, such as entrepreneurs, members of parliament, journalists, public officials, academics, business consultants or social activists. Those inspiring personalities and Young Leaders are bound by a common interest in finding new answers to the challenges of our time - in German-French-Relations and Europe, digital or otherwise.

Past participants are invited to become members of a growing network of alumni and to participate in GFYL alumni events throughout the year. Our alumni network further serves as a source for the recruitment of future participants.


In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • German or French citizens or nationals of a third country residing in France or Germany
  • between 25 and 35 years of age at the time of the application
  • able to communicate in English fluently
  • committed to actively participate and contribute to the conference on all conference days during the event


Successful applicants will need to pay a participation fee between 60€ and 120€.


Self-application: If you are interested in joining the next edition of the German-French Young Leaders Conference and meet the formal criteria, please apply until 31 March 2018 using the form below. As our conference is powered by your ideas and experience, you will be asked to answer a short set of questions about your background, interest in this year's conference and related issues. You will also be asked to provide a suggestion for a short topic for a presentation or workshop you would be willing to present or (co-)host. Please note that only some, but not all topics will be selected. 

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, please write to:

The official web-page.