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The European Programme In Civil Society Leadership

A Trans-European Top Executive Programme is composed of eighteen days divided into four modules that will be held in four academic capitals of Europe. The first module starts in September 2008 in Stockholm and the last runs in June 2009 in Dublin.

The Mission There is a growing desire among leaders in European civil society organisations (CSOs) to challenge their basic assumptions, develop their formal knowledge base and expand their personal networks. With a firm base in our own frontline research, our aim is to strengthen and enhance the strategic and analytical capacity of European civil society organisations. We intend to be the knowledge partners of those changing the future. Curriculum Information Research based programme The programme is designed and delivered by leading European research centres and scholars. Our faculty will present and introduce state-of-the-art civil society research. We will focus on relevant strategic and managerial issues facing CSO leaders and managers. We will deal with the challenges of the future across the four modules. Assignement & Field trips The programme is designed to integrate and bridge the different modules as well as theory and praxis. In each module time is dedicated for fi eld trips to a selection of interesting organisations. The participants will also work on assignments during and between the modules. The assignments will be reviewed by key actors from academia and the CSO world. Networking & Experience An important aspect of the programme is the mix of participants from diff erent CSOs and in diff erent countries. Participants will meet and work with scholars from a variety of academic disciplines and with a range of research interests. These encounters will create challenging experiences, and help build professional contacts and potential future strategic partners. Format The programme is composed of 18 days divided into four modules. The fi rst module starts in September 2008 and the last runs in June 2009. Four Modules Module 1 (5 days) 22-26 September 2008, Stockholm (Sweden) EFI, The Economic Research Institute at the Stockholm School of Economics Module 2 (4 days) 25-28 November 2008, Heidelberg (Germany) Centre for Social Investment (CSI), Heidelberg University Module 3 (4 days) 02-05 March 2009, Vienna (Austria) Research Institute for Nonprofi t Organisations, Wirtschaft suniversität Wien (WU) Module 4 (5 days) 08-12 June 2009, Dublin (Irelend) Centre for Nonprofi t Management (CNM), Trinity College Dublin Price Full standard price: € 12 500 The price includes course fee, board and lodging as well as basic course material. Please note that participants cover their own travel costs. Training web:


Austria, Germany, Ireland, Sweden