Young Leaders Academy

International University College

7th - 13th September 2014

Dobrich, Bulgaria

In the period of 7th – 13th September 2014 IUC, Bulgaria hosted the first and largest project event with students’ participation and involvement. The Young Leaders Academy aimed at empowering students at the La MANCHE universities to become more active and committed to the processes of change and decision making at their institutions. The five-day trainings in grassroots leadership and change management were held by lecturers and trainers from the EU project partners.

Apart from having achieved its initial goals, the YLA in September became one of the most inspiring and successful meetings in the project. The students’ quotes and feedback speak for themselves:

"This program was undoubtedly the best learning experience lived by us so far. Everything was fantastic!"

"This project and the meeting helped me feel more self-confident."

"I really want to say, that everything was amazing!"

A video capturing the event and its participants general mood could be found here on La MANCHE You Tube Channel.