In 2045, it will be 100 years since Europe had to rebuild itself from the rubble of World War II. When we reach this milestone, YOU will be the leaders of Europe. Leaders of households, communities, offices, organizations and countries.
Dates for 2022: 5 September – 2 October, 7 November – 5 December
Europe101 is a free online programme, which convenes diverse groups of modern leaders, aged 18-25, challenging you to think through what sort of leaders your generation want to be and giving you the skills to become them. Because after all, you are the generation who will shape Europe 100 years on.
Europe101 is part of Legacy; a global campaign by Common Purpose, which invests in young people across the world so they can become a connected generation of leaders with a clear vision for what their legacy will be. Click here to see other legacy programmes around the world.
"What really got me excited about Europe101 when we first discussed it was that it’s about the future. It is not about what is in it for me or what is in it for my generation. It is all about how we can help you, the Europe101 generation, as our testament to Europe. So you can gain skills, build a network and to agree on some basic principles without our generation telling you what you should do."
Over a year's process, modern leaders from or living in Europe have carefully constructed the Europe101 Model of Leadership. Through focus groups, workshops, individual interviews and written feedback – Europe101 is created by your generation, for your generation. With input from:
Boundaries are everywhere. Between sectors, geographies, generations, specialisations, backgrounds and beliefs. Europe, too, is full of boundaries. Boundaries that modern leaders must cross in order for Europe to reach its full potential and become a global force for good. Europe101 is your opportunity to come together with your peers from across Europe, think through what you want your generation’s legacy to be and develop the leadership skills that you will need to establish it.
Over 4 weeks, you will join an online cohort of up to a thousand 18-25 year olds living in or from Europe to learn, connect and transform together.
As a Europe101 participant, you will:
Europe101 is intergenerational giving you the opportunity to hear from our Patrons, established leaders from across Europe who act as group contributors, speakers and advisors on your learning journey. The Patrons, in turn, benefit from seeing the world through your eyes – the next generation of European leaders.
"I was genuinely excited about the opportunity to speak with other young people across Europe on their ideas about the future of leadership on the continent. I felt a responsibility to represent myself and others like me and keenly listen to genuinely understand other points of view that I would not have heard otherwise."
"I am genuinely excited to be a Patron of the Europe101 initiative, which is both timely and badly needed. Now is the moment to mobilise Europe’s youth in service of the European ideal. The approach leveraging online learning is both refreshing and impactful. Europe101 will be a powerful platform for generating the energies of a challenged and talented generation."
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