past events

December 08 2017 - December 10 2017

IMS Training Days

December 08, 2017 at 4:00pm - December 10, 2017

IMS Training Days

LYMEC is happy to introduce our first IMS Training Days, a capacity building event aimed exclusively at our individual members!

After having consulted the individual members we have put together a programme targeting the skills in highest demand within the section: advocacy, social media and project management. The event is the perfect opportunity for newcomers in politics to learn the basics and for those with intermediate experience to extend and develop their knowledge further.

There is no participation fee, and LYMEC will arrange the accommodation for two nights and meals for the participants during the event in Brussels. The participants are requested to participate in the full length of the programme, starting Friday afternoon December 8 and running through all of Saturday. Return travel is foreseen on Sunday, December 10th.

The event is a great opportunity not only to develop your skills, but also to meet other young liberals from across Europe and expand your network within the young liberal family.

Spots are distributed on a first come, first served basis with priority given to newcomers within LYMEC.

Register by filling out the registration form (NB! You must be logged in to register!) by Sunday, November 26th (NB! Deadline extended!). Do not proceed with booking your travels until you have received a confirmation of your participation!

In case you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the LYMEC office (office(at)

Draft programme (please note that this is a first draft, and subject to changes depending on the speakers)
Friday, 8 December
16:00 Welcome and introductions
16:30 Ice breaking activities
17:30 Project management - an introduction
18:45 Project management tools - a brief overview
19:30 End of first day
20:30 Dinner
Saturday, 9 December
09:30 Advocating for your cause
11:00 Coffee break
11:15 Lobbying
13:00 Lunch
14:00 What is political communication?
14:45 Social media as a tool for political communication
16:15 Coffee break
16:30 Social media communication 2
17:30 Team working session
18:30 Presentation of team work, discussion
19:30 Evaluation and closing of event
20:30 Dinner and social evening
Sunday 10 December
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