“We offer committed young Europeans a fellowship experience of professional
training that will help them learn to guide our society with political
virtue and Christian principles.”

Peter Rožič SJ | Director of JESC



To immerse in European political, economic and civil life

To build political and other
networks of distinguished
experts and multiplayers

Modules, workshops 
and conferences

To increase knowledge on EU issues, leadership and management coaching

To increment experience on the
functioning of the EU


Serving the community and the poor

To understand and experience
the conditions of vulnerable

To increase social
awareness of fellows

Spiritual training & formation

To build on own calling and spirituality

To gain tools for managing the life of a leader

Living together

To improve management skills and test them

To make lifelong connections

The ELP is a Brussels-based project where you, an emerging leader, will develop skills through theoretical and practical methodologies by living together with your fellows for six months.

The activities will consist of five interrelated segments:

You will be immersed in the administrative and political life of E.U. institutions and have the opportunity to meet with political leaders in Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg and beyond.

You will participate in modules and workshops presented by high profile academics and practitioners in order to develop your leadership skills and stimulate reflection and discussion.

You will be immersed in a voluntary experience of living in and serving a marginalised community.

You will receive spiritual guidance and discernment training.

You will live in, and enjoy, a community of friends that is located in the heart of Brussels.

The goal of ELP is to contribute to the formation of spirituality
and to build on own calling, this way gaining tools for managing
the life of a leader.

Thanks to retreats, on-going formation, spiritual direction, sharing of experiences in groups and community life, those chosen will enhance their self-knowledge so as to understand others in a deeper way.

An essential element is the experience of living together under one roof as a community.

This experience will focus on building character through community life and common policies, such as spiritual training, environmental vigilance and international hospitality.

“Vision and Values for Europe.”

The purpose of JESC