The Department of State’s Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) develops and cultivates relationships among emerging European and American leaders. YTILI is an investment in the transatlantic partnership to strengthen prosperity and enhanced security on both sides of the Atlantic.
European participants come from all across the continent. In 2017, 116 young entrepreneurs will participate in this two-way exchange led by Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) and implemented by The German Marshall Fund.
Forty two of the European Fellows selected for the program arrived in the United States for a 15-day long Fellowship program in Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Denver, Detroit, Salt Lake City, and Seattle. Their American counterparts will travel to Europe later this year.
The transatlantic community remains the bedrock of American foreign policy. It is the foundation of shared security, shared prosperity, and shared values. A stable and prosperous Europe makes for a safer United States, ensures more opportunities for American business. The YTILI program honors shared legacy by building ties for future cooperation and prosperity.