LEADERSHIP

We provide educational programmes that combine politics, an experience of community, an understanding of the European institutions, spirituality and volunteering with the poor.

JESC has been asked to develop leadership in a number of ways. One of those is the preparation of the European Leadership Programme (ELP). The aim of the ELP is to form future leaders practically and spiritually by helping ELP fellows learn about the European institutions through direct contact with politicians and decision makers while they study leadership issues and earn ECTS credits.In addition, an immersion programme will bring the future leaders in touch with marginalized people and those in need. Both the coaching programme and the experience of a supportive community will give the participants space for reflexion and personal growth.

Another highlight in 2018 was the Faith & Politics Workshop in Venice which was organised by a European Jesuit network. Edmond Grace, now on the JESC team, was one of the organisers. This year in Venice members of the JESC team met with young academics and prominent speakers in August 2018 who reflected on the life of faith in the context of current political issues in Europe. Besides that, the JESC Director offered silent spiritual retreats based on Scripture and the Constitutions of the Society of Jesus to managers and CEOs. Finally, JESC launched its own online newsletter on leadership called “The Leadership Post.”

The Director, Social Apostolate Coordinator, he participated in events and delivered talks and presentations at a number of events such as the International Alumni Congress of priests and seminarians in Brussels. He also condusted an extensive survey among the social delegates, organized the annual meeting of delegates, and began rebuilding the Social Centres network.

Articles

Special Guest Szilvia Fodor for ELP

Interview to Dr. Szilvia Fodor psychologist, Assistant professor at the University of Debrecen and contributor at the European Talent Centre (Budapest) Qs: Why do you think...

European Green Deal Landscape: COVID-19 crisis as an impetus for a just transition inspired...

On 12 May the ELP Fellows had the opportunity to listen to Janez Potočnik and discuss an interesting and solid review of the European...

Curiosity, Positivity, and Enthusiasm at the Core

The ELP is about personal and professional growth. It opens a career pathway for those youngsters who want to become European leaders. It also...

The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni

Becoming a leader is a long process and requires a deep knowledge of teamwork and management. As well, being a leader is also being...

A case for empathy in the times of Covid19 – and other thoughts by...

Diego Canga Fano discovered early in his professional life, while employed at a law firm in Spain, that in fact, his vocation lies outside...