UCL European Institute


New podcast on EU-UK Youth Gathering released

23 November 2023

European Institute Student Ambassador Sofia Elena Massacesi and Ramin Sayadi discuss the most pressing issues affecting young people in the EU and UK.

EU-UK Youth Summit

About the podcast

The new episode of the Delegation of the European Union to the UK's monthly podcast 'London Calling EU' reflects on the inaugural EU-UK Youth Gathering, hosted at UCL last month. 

It was produced by EI's Sofia Elena Massacesi and fellow delegate Ramin Sayadi, who discuss the conference and highlight the voices of some those who attended. 

The two young journalists also interview the EU Delegation’s deputy Ambassador Nicole Mannion about EU-UK youth relations.

Listen here

About the conference

UCL European Institute and the Delegation of the European Union to the UK brought together more than 120 students to discuss the primary challenges facing today's young people and share perspectives on EU-UK relations.

The inaugural EUDEL Youth Gathering also marked the launch of a network of EU Affairs Societies across UK Universities, coordinated by UCL’s European and International Social and Political Studies student society (UCL EISPS).

A range of exceptional UCL young leaders took part in the event, including Blanche Girard and Ioana Turcan, respective President and Chair of UCL EISPS society, Manaal Tariq, International Students’ Officer at UCL Students’ Union, and Freya Proudman, UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies PhD student and former EU Youth Ambassador.

The Youth Gathering was co-organised by the Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom and UCL European Institute, with the support of the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Parliament Liaison Office, the British Council’s Stronger Together project and UCL EISPS.