In order to address women’s underrepresentation in politics, in 2016, the ALDE Party in cooperation with the European Liberal Forum and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation launched the European Women’s Academy of political leadership and campaigning (EWA).
The annual training program covers various topics in order to help women build their political careers and campaigns. Topics include developing a campaign plan and team, fundraising, creating social media posts and videos, managing and recruiting volunteers, creating efficient and effective voter contact models, public speaking and more. The second session will take place in Potsdam, Germany and will focus on canvassing, messaging and developing social media strategies.
A large part of the EWA program will also be dedicated to personal mentoring in which the participants of the training will be able to sit down with a campaign expert one-on-one to discuss their personal campaign.