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The BRASA European Leadership Summit – EuroLeads at l'X

The BRASA European Leadership Summit – EuroLeads was organized by ingénieur polytechnicien Brazilian students at l'X on October 7th - 8th. Around 200 participants from different countries (Germany, Italy, UK, Holland, USA, Brazil) and various French institutions (École Centrale, ENSTA, Sciences Po, Sorbonne) were present.

The BRASA European Leadership Summit – EuroLeads is an annual conference which connects Brazilian students in Europe who believe in the future of Brazil and have a leadership profile.
"Our mission with EuroLeads is to bring the participants closer to the nation’s reality, to build an environment open to debate and incite them to ponder upon actions for im-proving the lives of the Brazilian citizens. We also want to provide opportunities to improve their personal and professional growth by being a bridge between them and renowned government and corporative organizations. Hence, we aim to endorse their feeling of belonging and passion for Brazil, taking them to be true leaders of the transformations about to come.
In this context, the II EuroLeads propose as its main topic the youth’s role in the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs. As Brazil has had an expressive role hosting the Rio+20 in 2012 and being present in every negotiation ses-sions, it is undeniably important to engage the country’s younger generation in the theme.
We want to translate this discussion into day-to-day actions, to really stimulate the par-ticipants to see the SDGs as a reference point in their present and future projects. To enrich the discussion and provide inspiration to our target audience, we will have some Brazilians personalities talking about exemplar initiatives developed in their different working fields."

The speakers were:

- Paulo Campos, Ambassador of Brazil in France

- Otaviano Canuto, Executive Director of the World Bank and former ex-ecutive director of the IMF

- Tarcísio Feitosa, Winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize for defending local communities and the Amazonia’s environment

- Cláudia Costin, Senior Director for Education in the World Bank, from 2014 to 2016, lecturer at Harvard University

- Camila Achutti, CEO of MasterTech, Forbes 30 Under 30 laureate and activist for gender equity in the technology sector

- Ricardo Politi, founder of the first Equity Crowdfunding platform in Latin America and Forbes 30 Under 30 laureate

- Julio Campos, Vice President of Unilever in Latin America

- Jan Otero, researcher at the University of Münster, specialist in work and education of the 19th century

- Bianca Rothier, journalist at Globo News Europe