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Young Leaders Program

Young Leaders Conferences


The program for Young Leaders from both sides of the Atlantic is one of Atlantik-Brücke’s most successful projects. The German-American Young Leaders Conference offers participants the opportunity to intensively discuss current transatlantic topics during a week of plenary sessions and working groups. Leading public figures are invited to join the group as guest speakers.

How does one become a Young Leader?

At the beginning of the year, potential candidates between the ages of 28 and 35, and who have been nominated by Young Leaders alumni or members of the Atlantik-Brücke, are asked to submit an application. 25 German and 25 American candidates are selected as Young Leaders with the help of a steering committee.

Young Leaders should:
• demonstrate leadership in their professional life
• engage actively in their community alongside their professional responsibilities
• have proven interest in transatlantic topics


Young Leaders Alumni

Panel Discussion "60 Years of Transatlantic Partnership"


The German American Young Leaders Program of Atlantik-Brücke has existed since 1973. Atlantik-Brücke organizes regular events and conferences for the alumni of the program in order to continue to promote the transatlantic dialogue among the leaders of tomorrow. Atlantik-Brücke also puts an emphasis on establishing connections and dialogue between the Young Leaders and members. The alumni network is comprised of approximately 1, 500 Germans and Americans.

The Young Leaders alumni can access a private online portal with a directory and additional information including special reports. »To Login