Brussels is a city of neverending opportunities for attending workshops, conferences, and events organized by the institutions. However, it is much more difficult to forge lifelong connections while catching up with the daily challenges at a new workplace. What makes European Leadership Programme unique is the possibility to stay at our ELP houses with the other Fellows who are at a very similar stage of their life. They could have just finished their degree entering their first entry-level jobs, could have gained experience in their home-country and now it is the right time for them to jump over to dive into the EU level decision making processes, or they are moving from private sector to public service or NGO work – whatever their story is, they want to settle in Brussels for a period of time.
Therefore housing means more than renting a room: it aims to bring together a community to feel more secure and rooted in the new circumstances. Managing a community life takes patience and management skills, and we provide you with the framework to test and improve your skills while getting to know each other. You are going to be developing your house rules together, and it solely depends on you how you divide your chores and responsibilities, whether you become an ecologically conscious community and you take the chance to use the time and space for debates on public life and spirituality.
House Béguinage is located in the heart of the European Quarter: you can reach the building of the Parliament in five minutes by walk. It is in the close neighborhood of the Christian LaViale community, sharing a garden with them, offering the joy of meeting like-minded young people interested in European affairs.
The Fauchille house is situated in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, in a five minutes walking distance of a public transport hub. The neighbourhood is quiet and elegant, the house itself is a traditional three floored “Belgique” one, the former residence of the French Jesuit Province. It comes with a garden and a little tranquility.