On 4-7 October, liberal female politicians gathered in Jodoigne, Belgium, for the 3rd and final session of the European Women’s Academy (EWA) of 2018.
Launched in 2016 by the ALDE Party and supported by Friedrich Naumann Foundation and European Liberal Forum, the EWA is a state-of-the-art training programme for female politicians aimed at inspiring and enriching them with the knowledge and tools to win their upcoming elections and to become more influential in politics.
The programme has covered a wide array of topics aimed at empowering candidates in their campaigns and providing the skills and tools needed to make a successful run for office. This has included developing a campaign plan and team, fundraising, creating social media posts and videos, managing and recruiting volunteers and creating efficient and effective voter contact models.
The last session focused on bringing together everything learnt over the year and finalising the candidates’ roadmap to election day. A highlight of the session was meetings with European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager and Belgian Budget Minister Sophie Wilmès, who shared their stories and experiences of their political careers.
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The 3rd session of our EWA programme is in full speed this weekend! We’re excited to have Belgian Minister of Budget Sophie Wilmès join us to share her story and experiences of politics as a woman. What an inspiration! #WomensAcadamy pic.twitter.com/wzeTorqJp1— ALDE Party (@ALDEParty) October 5, 2018
Third and final session of @ALDEParty European Wonen’s Academy #EWA2018 getting off to a fantastic start with our personal and political hero Margrethe @vestager on her experiences as a woman in politics pic.twitter.com/FDRRxrS1m0— Emily Death (@emilyfdeath) October 4, 2018