Organization for Youth Education & Development (OYED)

Europe Meets Latin America: A Forum for Young Leaders (EMLA)


Europe Meets Latin America: A Forum for Young Leaders (EMLA) is a network of young professionals who have an active interest in exploring and supporting European Latin American Relations.

Joining the EMLA Forum »

Europe Meets Latin America: A Forum for Young Leaders (EMLA) is open to all individuals with an interest with exploring and strengthening relationships within Europe and Latin America as well as the relationships between Latin America and the rest of the world. To join the forum you must take part in one of the EMLA Weeklong Seminars, which will be held every 4-6 months.

About EMLA Weeklong Seminars »

Weeklong Seminars are held every 6 months and consist of 4-5 day programs of lectures, seminars, and workshops, together with cultural and social activities. The Seminars aim to give the participants an insight into key perspectives on European- Latin American relations, and to introduce them to a network of like-minded individuals. Speakers during the seminars include individuals from the fields of politics, diplomacy, academia, culture & the arts, civil society, and the private sector. Once individuals have taken part in an EMLA Weeklong Seminar and joined the forum, they become part of the ICD's network, which facilitates communication between like-minded individuals across the world.

Once they have joined the EMLA Forum, members are supported by the ICD in organizing leadership initiatives and conducting academic research, whilst they are also invited to join the ICD Online Forum - enabling them to share information and communicate with like-minded individuals across the world.

If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the seminar, please click on the link below and fill out the online application form:

Participant Papers »

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of our Conference. The ICD would therefore like to welcome the participants of our conference to submit a paper they would like to be considered for presentation at the Conference as well as being included in the proposal document that will be issued following the Conference and will be sent to all governments and leaders of the international community.

ICD Alumni Program »

All seminar participants will be invited to join the ICD alumni program. The "ICD Alumni Group" is an international network of like-minded individuals with an interest in further developing the field of cultural diplomacy through the support of intercultural relations. Participation in the group is by invitation only, and is open only to individuals who have taken part in ICD programs. Members of the ICD Alumni Group will benefit from the following opportunities (more).