Yentyl Williams, a dual national of the UK and Trinidad and Tobago, is a Researcher on EU affairs with the African, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) countries at the University of Gent, and Founder and President of the ACP Young Professionals Network (ACP YPN). She has several years of work experience on EU relations with the ACP group of states, in both the public (European Commission, CTA, European Economic and Social Committee – EESC/ECOSOC) and private sector (consulting). In 2015, Yentyl was appointed Expert to the EESC for the Green Paper on ‘The Future of the EU’s relations with the ACP group and the successor to the Cotonou Partnership Agreement’. She has been researching the EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements since 2011 and has numerous publications on the topic. In December 2014, she founded the ACP YPN to urge the EU and ACP countries to utilise Article 26 of the legally binding Cotonou Partnership Agreement on youth issues. She has pioneered the inclusion of ACP youth in several dialogues, notably with the African Union, the Commonwealth, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Youth Forum. For this, Yentyl is a Commonwealth Champion for advancing the values of inclusion, recognised as an Ambassador for Diversity by the European Parliament and featured by the European Commission as one of three youth driving change for more inclusive societies for International Youth Day 2016. Yentyl is a graduate of King’s College London, Sciences Po Paris and post-graduate of the College of Europe, Bruges. She has researched, published and travelled widely in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean, and also in Asia and South America.