Emerging Young Leaders Award and Exchange Program

Participant Story

Emerging Young Leaders Award - Hillary Briffa


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Hillary Briffa has played a pivotal role in raising the profile of young people in international affairs as Malta’s Youth Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

Her work has focused on youth issues ranging from access to healthcare and education, to combating discrimination, facilitating employment and entrepreneurship, and countering online hate speech. She helped lead a campaign against violent extremism at the OSCE’s largest human rights conference in Europe last year. Hillary developed and received a grant for a summer school on Peacebuilding in Eastern Europe. She has designed and implemented grassroots educational projects and led after-school courses on conflict resolution and debate in London, where she is currently pursuing a Ph.D.