Integrating professional development and leadership training, the European Leadership Academy is equipping the next generation of leaders with a professional skillset and the right perspective. We are looking for principled individuals that are willing to learn and grow to ultimately impact the future of Europe and the world. Will you join us?
The European Leadership Academy is a five-day intensive training programme for university students and young professionals. The unique combination of training in substantive legal and political instruction, professional development, strategic cultural engagement, and spiritual formation is designed to equip participants to maximize their impact in their chosen fields.
Participants will gather for a unique cultural experience in Vienna, Austria, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. They will form a network of friends across the continent and beyond to support one another in their endeavours to engage in their communities. Seminars will address philosophical, political, and ethical questions providing a strong theoretical basis. Expert panels will show participants practical ways to engage in current cultural debates on the dignity of life, family, and religious freedom.
The Academy faculty features Christian thought leaders, distinguished academics, and trainers from across the world, providing perspective and decades of experience in national, regional, and global concerns.
Admission to the European Leadership Academy is highly competitive. ADF International seeks to recruit students and young professionals with the capacity, character, and commitment to profoundly impact their communities. Applicants should demonstrate mature Christian faith, integrity, academic or professional achievement, extra-curricular achievements and leadership experience and potential.
For all participants who are invited into the programme, the cost of hotel, educational materials, and most meals are covered. Additionally, a bursary of up to €250 will be provided to each participant for qualifying travel expenses. For questions, contact us at Arete@ADFinternational.org
Details at a Glance
13-18 April 2019
in Vienna, Austria
31 October 2018
14 December 2018
‘I participated in Areté Academy Europe in 2016, which was an amazing experience. The ecumenism of professionals from across different Christian communities, working together on the defence of basic universal social values, left an especially strong impact on me.’
– Marija J. (Croatia)
‘At the Areté Academy, my eyes were opened to the scholarly depths of legal and Biblical philosophy that underpin our causes.’
– Lois M. (Scotland)