One Young World

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    One Young World   (OYW)

    EU Transparency Register

    518638525733-44 First registered on 21 Feb 2017

    Goals / Remit

    One Young World was founded in 2009 by David Jones and Kate Robertson. We are a UK-based charity that brings together the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change.

    We stage an annual Summit where the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations are joined by world leaders, acting as the One Young World Counsellors.

    At the Summit, delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces.

    At past Summits delegates were joined by a line-up of Counsellors that included Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Emma Watson, Jack Dorsey and Arianna Huffington.

    Main EU files targeted

    - EU Strategy for Combating Radicalisation and Recruitment to Terrorism
    - EU Counter-Terrorism Strategy
    - The Africa-EU Partnership
    - EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


    Head Office
    14 Irving Street
    London WC2H 7AF
    EU Office
    14 Irving Street
    London WC2H 7AF


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    Connect4Climate - partner organisation

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Other, EU funding

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant European Commission 204,360€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant European Commission 85,000€

    Other financial info

    Amounts in Euros converted from GBP at the HMRC exchange rate for February 2023 (1.1441).

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Since 2017 One Young World (OYW) has partnered with the European Commission (EC) to empower young leaders in developing countries to contribute to conflict prevention and peacebuilding in their communities.
    Phase 1
    A cohort of 80 OYW Peace Ambassadors were identified to participate in the OYW Summit 2017 which took place in Bogota, Colombia. In addition to the cohort’s participation in the Summit, OYW built a dedicated area for the young leaders on the OYW website, fostered dialogue and shaped debate around the key themes of their engagement through on-line tools, ensured communications and media coverage around the programme and facilitated participation of the young leaders in other relevant peace & security-related events.
    Phase 2
    OYW renewed its partnership with the EC in 2018 to identify 40 young peace builders from developing countries to participate in the OYW Summit 2018 held in the Hague, The Netherlands. OYW curated additional learning and networking opportunities to further contribute to the personal development of the Peace Ambassadors. These included a workshop on the importance of communications in P/CVE, learning opportunities with Extremely Together, a P/CVE group supported by OYW and The Kofi Annan Foundation and attend the Kigali Caucus in Rwanda in March 2019. The event included the EU Ambassador to Rwanda Mr. Nicola Bellomo as a speaker.
    Phase 3
    In 2019, OYW and the EC brought together a third cohort of OYW Peace Ambassadors to participate in the OYW Summit 2019 held in London, UK. The cohort participated in Plenary Sessions, attended the Kofi Annan lecture and a selection of speeches from faith leaders in the OYW Interfaith Dialogue. The 2019 Peace Ambassadors also took part in a workshop dedicated to P/CVE. OYW’s main point of contact within the EC, Mathias Madsen, participated in the 2019 Summit.
    Following the Summit, OYW planned to deliver a second Peace Caucus in Bogota, Colombia. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the event transformed into a digital engagement, which convened Peace Ambassadors from across the three cohorts and other members of the OYW Ambassador community in LATAM.
    Phase 4
    OYW and the EC renewed their partnership to empower young leaders working on countering violent extremism by identifying 50 Peace Ambassadors to participate in the OYW Summit 2020 in Munich, Germany. Due to COVID-19 the Summit was postponed to July 2021.
    In January 2020, the collaboration between OYW and the EC was transferred from the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) to the Foreign Policy Instrument. OYW’s main point of contact within the Commission is Sihame Zanifi.
    From 22-25 July 2021, the Peace Ambassadors attended the OYW Summit in Munich where 6 selected Peace Ambassadors presented their story and initiative to an audience of over 2,000. Two of the speakers also had the opportunity to run a Q&A session on the interactive stage.
    Natalie Pauwels and Maria Sanchez Gil-Cepeda, from the EC attended the Summit and led an interactive session. The Ambassadors also attended an exclusive workshop.
    From 12-13 November, Peace Ambassadors were invited to attend the annual digital Peace Caucus.
    Phase 5
    In 2022 OYW and the European Commission renewed the partnership to identify a cohort of 50 Peace Ambassadors. A month before the Summit, OYW hosted two Welcome Events for the 2022 cohort. During the Summit, the EC had presence in two Presentation Stage Panels, an Interactive Stage Session with two Peace Ambassadors, four Peace Ambassadors were selected as Delegate Speakers who presented their story and initiative to an audience of over 2,000. Peace Ambassadors also took part in an exclusive workshop, an exclusive roundtable and mentor sessions.
    After the Summit, the OYW team traveled to Brussels on two occasions (September and November) to discuss the Summit and the next program activities such as the EU Visitors Programme trip, the Annual Peace Event and the three part Video Series.

    Other activities

    European Development Days
    In addition to delivering the Peace Ambassador Programme, One Young World has also been involved in an organisational capacity with the European Development Days 2018 organised by the EC, which took place on 5 and 6 June 2018.

  • Meetings


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    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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