Civil Leadership Academy

GOAL OF THE TRAINING: Our vision is to build a strong European civil community that thinks and acts together in the field of implementation socially important projects in EU and Eastern Partner countries. Aim is to help EU integration, civil society building and regional cooperation. Tools are development of leadership skills, project management, communication skills and fund-raising methods.


OUR AIM IS to run and organize a 10 days training course and followed by coaching processes with the focus of:

  • leadership skills in civic organizations – capacity building;
  • practice and theory of leadership – Peter Senge, Robert Greenleaf;
  • developing communication skills;
  • information and experience sharing about „Being an NGO/community leader”;
  • practicing system-thinking and mindfullness.


  • mini-projects in rural areas of participating countries;
  • outdoor experiential education methods: personal and community development;
  • solution focused coaching for leadership skills;
  • non-violent communication;
  • planning, running and evaluating concrete personal projects;
  • after training personal/group coaching process via skype for 3 months for selected participants.


-Age limit: 24+


  • You are an NGO leader or participating in a management of an NGO
  • You wish to establish an NGO soon
  • You have work experience as a trainer / social worker / youth worker;
  • You’d like to know more about the topics listed in planned themes;
  • You are open to share your experience;
  • You like challenges and can participate during the whole training;
  • You like to meet others interested in this topic;
  • You speak English at least on basic level;

Youth workers, social workers, psychologists who are working with groups of socially unpriviledged youth and aim to get a new leadership tool and approach in their life and in their work.



Date: 23st of June to 2nd of July, 2014 (not including travel days)

Place: Galyatető mountain resort, Hungary

Participants: 24 persons from Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania,Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan


The training is founded by the European Union Youth in Action Programme.