Published on September 21, 2021 Updated on November 3, 2021

The Warwick Economics Summit (WES)

The largest Student-led scientific conference in Europe

The Warwick Economics Summit (WES) is looking for students from across EUTOPIA to act as ambassadors and to build delegations to attend the hybrid event on 4-6th February 2022.

WES is the largest student-run academic conference in Europe, covering the fields of economics, politics, and the wider social sciences. The 2021 virtual Summit attracted delegates from more than 185 universities and addressed the most pressing global issues in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speakers included Ursula Von der Leyen (President of the European Commission), Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate), Joseph Stiglitz (Nobel Economics Prize Laureate) and Angel Gurría (Director-General of the OECD) among others, and this year’s event will be just as exciting!

WES2022 will be a hybrid Summit combining in-person and virtual events. Through a world-class speaker line-up, WES Blogs (where students across the world write on different topics), a Student Speakers Series and our exclusive Meet the Speaker series as well as numerous networking and career events that provide a chance to discuss topics relevant to the world, we offer a unique opportunity for students to meet and learn from world leaders and fellow students.

The WES team would very much like to welcome students from across the EUTOPIA alliance to WES2022 and to participate in this rich programme of events.

  • Conference delegates are recruited through a network of student Ambassadors and Representatives.
  • Ambassadors are responsible for advertising WES and recruiting a delegation (in-person and virtual delegates) and will be the WES team’s first point of contact to organise the logistics of their trip.
  • Representatives assemble purely virtual delegations. There is further information available in the attached brochure – including links to the relevant pages where students can apply to be local Ambassadors or Representatives.

For more information, please contact Summit organisers Elakiya Ananthakrishnan ( and James Low (, or Mike Haymes ( ) at the University of Warwick.