In November of 2018, the YDC Executive was excited to offer an exclusive opportunity for YDC Alumni to participate in an educational and cultural exchange sponsored by the German Foreign Office and the Atlantik-Brücke e.V. from December 7 - 14, 2018 in Berlin, Leipzig, and Munich, Germany.
This exchange allowed 10 young Canadian Leaders and 2 YDC Executive Members to travel to Germany and enjoy a program inclusive of visiting institutions and meeting German political and civil society leaders to discuss the German-Canadian relationship and the future of Transatlantic relations. Delegates also attended the Warburg Prize - awarded this year to Minister Chrystia Freeland. A monumental moment for these young Canadians to take part in, as this was the first time the Warburg Prize was awarded to anyone outside of Germany.
All costs, including travel, were generously covered by the German Foreign Office for delegates to attend the full week-long program. All domestic logistics and opportunities were coordinated flawlessly through the European Academy of Berlin.