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Young Leadership Academy

Young people aged between 18 and 24 are European citizens who have the potential to become leaders of the next generation. This project takes place in a context where the European Union is experiencing a deep crisis of credible leadership and more, young voices are less listened to and integrated in decision-making and the development of major action lines. The key competences that young people have to acquire through education also include communication skills inherently linked to leadership skills: a good leader needs to communicate effectively his message.

The partnership is heterogeneous, with organizations from countries with different cultures and different leadership approaches: Romania, Italy, Croatia, Bulgaria on the one hand and Sweden, Norway and Denmark on the other. The consortium organizations have launched a debate among members, volunteers and beneficiaries of partner organizations' activities. The internal debate was finalized at conferences (each consortium organized a conference) to draw conclusions on the issues underpinning a little leadership among young people but also on the needs of young people and which must be met in order to form tomorrow's EU leaders.

The issues identified in all 7 conferences are as follows:
- Young people do not feel in the decision-making areas - whether we are talking about school, institutions, companies
- Young people do not think that formal education places much emphasis on developing skills that could help them become true leaders

The needs identified in all 7 conferences are as follows:
- The need to develop communication skills and all the related skills: argumentation, synthesis, etc.
- The need to develop management skills indispensable to a leader
- The need to make practical exercises in which leadership skills are used - experiences that support and develop the competence to learn to learn

SCOPE:
Forming young European leaders to take part in the decision-making process in non-profit organizations, public institutions, international organizations, or the private environment

OBJECTIVES:
1. Development of 4 key competences specific to European leadership and 3 related skills over 9 days in a mobility that takes place in Timi┼čoara and involves 42 young people.
2. The use of 7 non-formal methods specific to the development of leadership competencies among 42 young people from 7 EU countries, during 9 days in a mobility in Timisoara
3. Strengthening and encouraging the use of European values and EU preservation through multicultural, simulation and understanding activities of the EU institutions and the EU as a whole over the course of 9 days in a mobility that takes place in Timisoara, where 42 young people.

PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS:
Young people aged 18-24 participate in this project following a selection process that will be described in the following sections, a selection based on the needs expressed by young people in this target group from all the organizations participating in the project:
- The need to develop communication skills and all the related skills: argumentation, synthesis, etc.
- The need to develop management skills indispensable to a leader
- The need to make practical exercises in which leadership skills are used - experiences that support and develop the competence to learn to learn