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What will your generation's legacy be?

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.

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.

Gordon Bajnai, Former Prime Minister (Hungary)

"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."

Building Europe101

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:


Modern Leaders

young people building the Europe101 Model of Leadership



spanning the private, environmental, music, sport, youth advocacy and education sectors



established leaders committed to supporting the next generation and legacy of Europe


European Countries

The Online Programme

The 'Liquid Leadership' Model was translated in to the Europe101 Online Programme. In 2022 we delivered five Europe101 online programmes.


Young Leaders

participated in and graduated from one of these online programmes


Countries from across Europe

participants represented 43 countries across the continent of Europe



acted as guides and speakers on the online programme or joined us during the three ‘live’ zoom workshops per programme




whether in education, full time employment, training, volunteering or transition, Europe101 is an accessible opportunity for young leaders from diverse backgrounds and experiences

Why take part?

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.

What happens on Europe101?

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:

  • Independently complete one learning module per week, on the Europe101 learning Moodle
  • Develop your leadership abilities against your generation’s Europe101 Model of Leadership
  • Get access to your cohort’s private Facebook group to connect with each other
  • Join live webinars, panels and Q&As with leading specialists and our 50+ Patrons across Europe
  • Network with your cohort peers, building relationships across the continent & around the world
  • Receive the Europe101 certificate of completion & micro-credential signifying your learning and can be displayed on your CV, resume or LinkedIn profile
  • Have the opportunity to apply to become a Europe101 Ambassador

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.

Camilla Sievers, Europe101 Patron, Venture Partner, Female Founders

"The younger generation must be provided with the tools to change the future. When Europe101 was created it was about investing in the leaders of 2045. There is now far more urgency, Europe101 is about empowering you to be a leader now."

Pierre Gurdjian, President of Board of Directors, Université Libre de Bruxelles

"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."



When? 10 July – 7 August, 2023

Where? Online

Who can apply? Anyone aged 18-25 living in or from Europe

How much does it cost? Europe101 is FREE!

In Partnership with

Global Shapers Community Antwerp

Images courtesy Andrew Merz