International ProAktivity Summit

Brussels, Belgium


Gathering young entrepreneurs, young professionals and proactive university students, the International ProAktivity Summit is the annual conference of YouthProaktiv on youth unemployment, youth entrepreneurship, start-ups, innovation and new business trends.

The aim of the International ProAktivity Summit is to discuss relevant ideas and approaches concerning young people and, together with decision-makers, debate on two of the essential pillars for the development and the full civic participation of young people: youth entrepreneurship and education.

In addition, we seek to discuss recent opportunities and limitations for young entrepreneurs in Europe. We want to evaluate the most important policy reforms necessary to foster youth entrepreneurship and to decrease youth unemployment in general.

Finally, we want to bring together all the organizations, decision-makers and young people involved in fostering innovation, in order to discuss new emerging sectors of economy. We believe that a discussion at the institutional level will be better targeted with the involvement of the very same young people who will be affected by the adopted measures, by bringing their own specific visions and needs to the table.

The issues addressed at the Summit are all included in the "EU Youth Strategies 2010-2018". The "Youth on the Move" strategy aims to improve, for example, youth employability also through an increased education. This topic is also in line with a recent discussion of the Council of the European Union on youth that focused on ‘Youth Entrepreneurship Fostering Social Inclusion’. At the end of the Summit we want to strengthen the voice of young European citizens, raise their awareness of the problems at stake and encourage them to elaborate informed proposals to policy-makers


YouthProAktiv is contributing to the objectives of "Startup Europe"