Students to reach G20 Youth Summit

Two Edinburgh students have been selected to represent India at the world’s biggest political youth forum.

Second year International Relations students Apurv Gupta and Nusrat Laskar will attend the annual G20 Youth Summit in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany from 7 to 10 May.

Global event

The annual event selects the best students and young experts in international relations, economics, finance and law as heads of state and ministers for national youth delegations.

The summit will be the largest international event organized for young leaders in 2014.

More than 100 young people were selected from 1350 applicants to participate alongside academics and business and political figures from around the globe.

The Forum is a terrific opportunity which the School of Social and Political Science and Edinburgh Global has supported in the past. It is the largest international event organised for young leaders in 2014. Around 1200 young leaders, parliamentarians, students and academics, representatives of the business world, governments and international organisations will be participating.

Apurv GuptaInternational Relations and Law student

International communique

Representatives at the three-day event will produce a final communique that will be shared with the G20 Heads of States and leading international organizations including the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and European Commission.

The summit is an international non-governmental not-for-profit civil society project, independent from any government of the G8 or G20. Its aim is to represent independent views and opinions of a new generation of young leaders.

Intercultural debate

The summit will discuss the world’s most pressing economic and social problems, establish an inter-cultural discussion and build business partnerships and friendships.

Since 2006, around 1500 participants and experts have taken part in the G8 & G20 Youth Summits.

The G20 Youth Summit 2014 is going to be an exciting and enriching platform for the youth to foster their interest in global affairs through an inter-cultural dialogue.

Nusrat LaskarInternational Relations student