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January 27 2022 - January 30 2022

AOH X LYMEC Youth Academy 2022

January 27, 2022 at 6:00pm - January 30, 2022

AOH X LYMEC Youth Academy 2022

ALDE Party in cooperation with LYMEC are now launching the call for applications for the Alliance Of Her Academy (formerly the European Women’s Academy) Class of 2022.


European Liberal parties and liberal youth organisations can and should lead by example on gender equality. The Alliance Of Her Academy is a powerful way we do this and the program has proven results – with a large network of empowered liberal women now having a real impact across European politics. With three sessions spread out across an entire year, participants benefit from mentoring and networking opportunities and a comprehensive package of content covering the essential elements to succeeding in political life. However our academy also aims to create an experience where participants have the time and space for self-reflection in an environment bursting with opportunities for personal development, focus and reflection.

The youth class will be open to liberal women in politics between the age of 18-30. Class members will experience sessions tailored to the particular needs and experiences of young people active in European politics, including guest speakers, social activities and content. 

We aim to keep each class to no more than 20 participants.


There are some important eligibility criteria that must be carefully understood by candidates and their sponsoring party before applying. The ALDE party is not able to fully fund candidates for the class of 2022 who are 1) in a publicly elected office during the class of 2022; and/or 2) will run for political office between January 27, 2022 and November 27 2023 (that is 12 months after the final session). Candidates will need to sign a declaration indicating they adhere to the above criteria. If their circumstances change, their sponsoring party will need to co-fund their participation. 


Applications must include a formal nomination from a LYMEC member organisation or the IMS, you can nominate multiple participants and are encouraged to do so. Nomination letters should be sent to [email protected] AND [email protected] 


Note the deadline of 12 November 2021. We aim to announce the two classes of 2022 by November 26.


The schedule for classes are as follows:

Session I (AOH X LYMEC class): 27-30 January
Session I (AOH class): 31 March - 3 April
Session II (AOH X LYMEC class): 16-19 June
Session II (AOH class): 22-25 September
Session III (Joint class - all attend): 24-27 November

Sessions I and  II will take place in Belgium (closest airport will be Brussels). The location for Session III is tbc.

All candidates must be able to fully attend all sessions.


The application form is here.


We rely on you to spread the word and identify those up-and-coming, incredible women in your parties that would benefit from everything the program has to offer. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions at [email protected] 

January 27, 2022 at 6:00pm - January 30, 2022

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