Liberal Leadership Academy 2021 ‘Europe’

22-24 October 2021 | ​Helsinki, Finland


The Liberal Leadership Academy Europe is a joint project of European Liberal Forum in cooperation with VVD International/Haya van Someren foundation, the Boris Divkovic Foundation, Studiecentrum Albert Maertens, NEOSLab and the Danish Liberal Democracy Programme.

The Liberal Leadership Academy Europe is a dedicated academy for training politically oriented, high potential and talented youth. The academy will be offering one course broken down into four modules, across multiple weekends, wherein a carefully selected group of highly qualified individuals will be trained on different personal and political skills that prepare participants for successful political careers in the 21st century. The Academy’s curriculum offers teachings on the most modern and effective political strategies to date, as well as equipping participants with the tools to build on their leadership skills. Internationally recognised expert trainers follow talents throughout the process, ensuring the highest quality supervision and development support.

The Liberal Leadership Academy Europe is divided into four different events spread over Summer 2021 till late autumn 2020.

Event 1: 17-19 September 2021 | Personal growth

Speakers include:

  • Nasiha PozderBoris Divkovic Foundation 
  • Bettina RapplNeos Lab  
  • Gijs HoubenVVD International/HvS 
  • Sander JanssenLead Trainer  
  • Robert In ‘t Veld, Lumina Learning Consultant 
  • Liesje Schreinemacher, MEP (VVD) 
  • Dutch Ambassador, TBD

Event 2: 22-24 October 2021 | Personal story | Helsinki, Finland

Speakers include:

  • Šárka Prát, ELF Board Member TBC
  • Sander Janssen, Lead trainer LLA, VVD International/HvS
  • Gijs Houben, Head International Affairs VVD International/HvS
  • Mats Löfström, SFP MP and ELF treasurer
  • Andreas Elfving, International Officer SFP
  • Ruben Brekelmans, VVD Member of Parliament
  • Hans van den Broek, Permanent talent scout VVD

Event 4: 19-21 November 2021 | Environment around politics
Event 5: 17-19 December 2021 | The future


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