JESC AISBL European Leadership Programme 2019
Deadline: February 8, 2019
Applications to the European Leadership Programme are now open. The European Leadership Programme (ELP) is designed to attract young and enthusiastic future leaders, willing to develop their leadership skills and expand their knowledge on European Union in the international policy and advocacy areas. In the heart of Europe, through theoretical and practical methodology, they develop skills while living together for six months. The activities of the ELP consist of five interrelated segments: Politics, Learning, Immersion, Coaching and Community.
Fellows are immersed in the administrative and political life of the EU institutions. As a complement to their training, they attend modules and workshops by high profile academics and practitioners in order to develop their leadership skills and stimulate reflection and discussion of topics on the European agenda, such as migration and refugees, security and defence, environment and climate change and other burning issues. They serve a marginalized community. The programme awards the fellows 10 ECTS points. It includes speakers like Herman Van Rompuy, Philippe Lamberts and many more.
About the Program
The ELP program is designed as a training programme on EQF-level 7, continuing from Bachelor programmes on level 6. ELP is interdisciplinary programme, as contributions from fields of political science, European studies, economics, law and other social sciences and humanities are part of the programme.
There are two traineeship periods per year:
25 February to end July;
25 September to end February (of the following year).
The ELP is a Brussels-based project where you, an emerging leader, will develop skills through theoretical and practical methodologies by living together with your fellows for six months.
The activities will consist of five interrelated segments:
- You will be immersed in the administrative and political life of E.U. institutions and have the opportunity to meet with political leaders in Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg and beyond.
- You will participate in modules and workshops presented by high profile academics and practitioners in order to develop your leadership skills and stimulate reflection and discussion.
- You will be immersed in a voluntary experience of living in and serving a marginalised community.
- You will receive spiritual guidance and discernment training.
- You will live in, and enjoy, a community of friends that is located in the heart of Brussels.
To be eligible for the ELP, students must:
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree in any science field from an accredited institution of higher education.
- Have EU Citizenship
- Proficiency in English (B2+) (all activities will be conducted in English) Bachelor Degree, Any Field Some knowledge of French or Flemish is beneficial, but not required
- Academic performance at the Bachelor level (final grade, exam grades)
- Personal statement of intent and motivation
- Letter of reference
- Results of a personal interview
- English language proficiency
Each application has to include following documentation/proofs:
- Standardised Application Form;
- Europass CV;
- Motivation letter with emphasis on social involvement (up to two A4 pages);
- English language certificate or proof that BA level studies included at least one semester in English language;
- Copy of the Bachelor Degree and transcript of records;
- Letter of Reference from a) person who holds recognised position in the society or b) representative of a Catholic recognised institution.
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