The idea for ELF Studio Europe was born from the ambition to bring together young professionals and political talent, to work together to find solutions to liberal challenges without being hindered by traditional organization bias.
During the four sessions of ELF Studio Europe young and upcoming professionals will participate in education and training programs given by experts while focused on finding answers to the major challenges of liberalism in the 21st century. Working outside of the confines of the usual organizational structures, participants will be able to come up with and develop innovative approaches to various problems facing liberals in the European arena.
The first session took place on 29,30 and 31 March in The Hague. 8 of the 9 participants attended the first session of four. We started the program with a welcome diner on Friday night. On Saturday morning the participants were welcomed by Lauren Mason, project coordinator at the European Liberal Forum and Anastasiia Pravedna, project- and member coordinator at the European Liberal Forum. The program kicked off with a session about getting to know yourself and each other by Theo ten Hagen, partner at Lumina Learning. After a quick lunch and a walk around the Parliament the program resumed with the project explanation by Debbie van de Wijngaard, alumni of Studio VVD. The last session was about project management by Petya Dyulgerova, Project Coordinator for Bulgaria and Macedonia Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. The program was closed on Sunday with a tour through the Peace Palace.