About the event

The Young Changemakers Academy shall be a platform to connect young changemakers engaging in political advocacy.
The Young Changemakers Academy is organised by the European Liberal Forum (ELF) with the support of LYMEC (European Liberal Youth) and our partners, the Luigi Einaudi Foundation, FNF Greece and LIF.

Do you feel passionate about a cause? Do you have an idea for a project? Learn how to advocate for your project and make change happen!

Day 1 – Friday 7 October 2022

Venue: European Liberal Forum, Rue d’Idalie 11, Brussels

17:10 Welcome addresses
Antoaneta Asenova-Bihlmayer, ELF Board Member
Martina Dlabajova, Renew Europe MEP – online
17:20 Objective-setting and networking/ best practice sharing
Moderator: Ines Holzegger, LYMEC Vice-President
17:40 Project updates by participant
Moderator: Alexandre Servais, LYMEC Bureau
19:00 Conclusion ofthe first day and introduction to the second day
Balint Gyevai, LYMEC Secretary General
19:30 Dinner – Vester Bar

Day 2- Saturday 8 October 2022

Venue: ALDE Party Office – Rue d’Idalie 11, Brussels

09:00 Develop your soft skills- how to engage with stakeholders
Sebastian Rodriguez, Political entrepreneur- European campaign strategist
Ece Ciftci, Social Impact Leader and Entrepreneur
10:40 Coffee break
11:00 Political Engagement Workshop – The Brussels Bubble Experience with Tuuli Helind, LYMEC Treasurer
11:50 Leadership – the good and the bad with Ines Holzegger, LYMEC Vice-President
12:30 Lunch – Bagel Corner at LYMEC/ALDE Office
14:00 Fundraising for my project with Mircea Șerdin, CRM and Community Manager at the ALDE Party
15:30 Coffee break
15:45 How to lead your team with Adam Vink, The Alliance of Her Project Manager and Judit Lantai, JEF Europe Secretary General
16:45 Next steps for my project and post-academy with Martina Barres, former YCA 2021 participant, Laura Fagerlund and former YCA 2020 participants- online
17:30 Evaluation survey
18:00 Conclusion of the Academy with Ines Holzegger, LYMEC Vice-President
19:30 Dinner
Carpe Diem, Avenue de Tervuren, 13 1040 Etterbeek
End of the event

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