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Tue, 20/02/2018
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The Future Leaders Network is seeking talented young people to represent the UK at the 2018 Y7 and Y20 summits.

The Youth Summits are global gatherings of future leaders from the G7 nations, that seeks to generate policy recommendations through pragmatic and evidence-based negotiation.

Delegates to the summits will be expected to negotiate a communique that will be officially presented to the host governments and G7/G20 leaders. In order to increase the effectiveness of the summits, delegates will also participate in online ‘pre-negotiations’ with other global delegates.

Several Mensa members have benefited from this programme over the years, and applications are now sought for teams to attend the Y7 in Ottawa, Canada (probably in the third week of April) and the Y20 in Cordoba, Argentina, from August 13-19.

To be eligible, candidates must be:

- no more than 30 years old at the time of the Summit

- a citizen of the United Kingdom and hold a valid UK passport

- able to attend the summit for its entire duration, participate in pre-negotiation and in some cases follow up activity after the summit

- deep knowledge of at least one of the issues discussed by each summit.

For further information and to apply, please go to

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm on March 2.