Monday, December 6, 2021, at 10 am EST
Virtual Event 

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 10:02 A.M.

Youth Assembly Opening

Samuel Amofa Asante, CoD YouthLead from Ghana
Daria Onyshko, CoD YouthLeads Coordinator/EDYN Ambassador

10:02 a.m.

10:02 A.M. - 10:05 a.m.


Foreign Minister of Romania Bogdan Aurescu

Community of Democracies Secretary General Thomas E. Garrett

10:05 a.m.

10:05 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

A Conversation with Administrator Samantha Power of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

10:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Youth contributions in the three focus areas of the Summit for Democracy

Advancing respect for human rights – Aleksandar Savić, EDYN Serbia

Addressing and fighting corruption – Lu Argueta, YouthLead El Salvador

Defending against authoritarianism – Vika Andrukovich, EDYN Belarus

10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

What other democracy priorities do young people have?

Luciana Caccianini, YouthLead Argentina

Nidal Benali, YouthLead Morocco

Lynrose Genon, YouthLead Philippines

Natalia Slepuhin, EDYN Moldova

10:50 a.m.

10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

European Democracy Youth Network introducing the Youth Engagement Handbook initiative

Malik Sakic, EDYN President

Juela Hamati, fmr. EDYN President

11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

A conversation with Ms. Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner for International Partnerships, European Commission

11:10 a.m.

11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Questions from democracy leaders to youth

H.E. Ms. Veronique Roger-Lacan, UNESCO Ambassador of France

H.E. Ms. Leslie Scanlon, Ambassador of Canada to the Republics of Poland and Belarus

Kenneth Wollack, Board member of the National Endowment for Democracy

Karel Schwarzenberg, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Responses by youth activists

Philippa McCue, United Kingdom

Laura Danilas, YouthLead Estonia/EDYN

Esma Gumberidze, EDYN Georgia

Walter Corzo, YouthLead Guatemala

11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

Youth leaders’ welcome group message to the Summit for Democracy

About the meeting

On December 9-10, 2021, President Biden will host the first of two highly anticipated Summits for Democracy to set forth an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal and tackle the most significant threats faced by democracies through collective action. The Summit for Democracy (Summit), in its first event, is expected to bring together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to build a shared foundation for global democratic renewal. To these crucial sectors, the Community of Democracies (CoD) recommends the specific engagement of youth, on the margins of the Summit.

Aiming to provide space for the next generation of leaders to contribute to the Summit’s discussions and conclusions, the Permanent Secretariat of the Community of Democracies, together with its active partner CoD YouthLeads, and European Democracy Youth Network, will convene a Youth Assembly for the Summit for Democracy (Assembly) on the margins of the Summit.

The virtual Youth Assembly for the Summit for Democracy will bring together 18- to 35- years old representatives for an online conversation with high-level global representatives, including the Biden Administration and civil society. The Assembly will provide democracy leaders an opportunity to deliver their messages to youth and pose questions to young people about their views regarding democracy. A series of interactive discussions will focus on the future of values-based multilateralism and present an opportunity for youth to voice their broader set of democracy priorities and to welcome and inform the initial session of the U.S.-led Summit.


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Why are y'all so focused on combatting authoritarianism, when it is often more effective than liberal democracy at solving the problems faced in the lives of common people?
Looking at things stopping covid you might be right, but in a democracy u have more freedom
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