LEADERSHIP

Our flagship European Leadership Programme is a five-month Ignatian based formation that combines European politics, the experience of living in community, and practical insights into the European institutions. It also focuses on spiritual reflection, with coaching sessions and volunteering activities.

The European Leadership Programme (ELP) is one of the ways JESC is committed to journeying with the youth and guiding leadership. 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, this Brussels immersion programme will bring future leaders in touch with marginalized people and those in need. Both the coaching programme and the experience of a fellowship community will give the participants space for reflection and personal growth.

JESC also organises workshops to train leadership beyond Brussels, such as Faith & Politics Workshop that took place in 2018 in Venice, organised by Edmond Grace, JESC Secretary for Ecology, among other Jesuit networks.

Besides, JESC Director Peter Rožič SJ offers silent spiritual retreats based on Scripture and the Constitutions of the Society of Jesus to managers and CEOs. He is Social Apostolate Coordinator for Europe and Near East and has participated in events such as the International Alumni Congress of priests and seminarians in Brussels.

Articles

The sense of vocation and a green future for Europe

On March 29, the ELP fellows met with Ms. Cristina Lobillo Borrero, Head of Energy Policy, Directorate-General for Energy, invited the Fellows. For the...

How to rebuild trust in society

A question asked of all the ELP fellows after their first online session with Louisa Slavkova, Founder and Executive director of Sofia Platform, enhancing...

Memory and the future of Europe

The future of Europe cannot be imagined without a deep understanding of its past. However, being shaped by a wide variety of cultures and...

The humanitarian cost of the war in Nagorno Karabakh

In last few months, the Nagorno Karabakh region has become a hot topic in the media with escalating of the "frozen Nagorno-Karabakh conflict" between...

Solidarity and Ethics in Politics

"Compromise is inevitable but the choice should be the lesser evil”, shared Herman Van Rompuy with the ELP fellows in an insightful conversation that...