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

Visit to the Permanent Representation of Hungary to the European Union

On the 28th of November 2019, the European Leadership Programme (ELP) Fellows visited the Permanent Representation of Hungary to the European Union. Katalin Molnár...

Philippe Lamberts visits ELP

On Thursday 20th of January, the European Leadership Programme (ELP) Fellows, had the chance to meet and have a fruitful discussion with Mr. Philippe...

Retreat at Quartier Gallet

Between the 30th of November and the 1st of December 2019 we – the ELP Fellows – went together with Father Peter Rožič SJ...

How to save the planet: An economical perspective

On Wednesday 8th of January, the ELP fellows had the pleasure to meet Janez Potočnik, former European Commissioner for the Environment, currently co-chair of...

Meeting Louisa Slavkova

On Wednesday 11th December the ELP fellows met the Founder and Executive Director of the Sofia Platform, a non-governmental organization working on democratic consolidation...