JEF Belgium Training Days 2019 in Leuven!

You know the drill: every year, we invade a city in Belgium for a weekend-long Training Days event. This year, we were in lovely Leuven!

The programme focused on empowering young people to shape the future of youth civil society.
Quite some time was also dedicated to a topic dear to our heart – Federalism – so that participants could build their knowledge and own narrative about it!

Our Code of Conduct applied during the whole event.

You can download all relevant information about the event in our Infokit here.


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18:00 – 18:30: Welcoming + Introduction

18:30 – 19:30: Parallel workshop sessions:
(1A) Federalism? – “help me get started!”
(1B) In-depth federalism – different understandings & perspectives

19:30 – 21:30: Dinner out
21:30 – open end: Kick-off night out in Leuven !



09:45 – 11:15:
(2A) Capacity building & membership outreach
(2B) Advocacy & activism

Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00:
(3A) Why you hate newsletters but like the news and love a letter (Digital Content Strategy)
(3B) Raise and spend your first 1,000€


14:30 – 16:00:
(4A) ABC for Local Sections – Structures, Duties & Rights
(4B) Let’s do this ! The know-how of Successful Project Management

16:15 – 17:45:
(5A) Opportunities in JEF at the European level
(5B) Hands-on federalism applied to current affairs: the case of Climate Change

Evening out: Team-building and discovering Leuven’s nightlife


09:00 – 09:45: Brunch
10:00 – 12:30: Time for Action !
Afternoon: Optional sightseeing tour