Between the 8th and 11th of October 2016, the European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity organised the first training weekend in the framework of the Future Leaders project. The training was attended by young representatives of social democratic and progressive political parties from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. It took place in Amman (Jordan) and focused on ideology, communication and campaigning. The Future Leaders training course is supported by the UK Labour Party through the Westminster Foundation. Our partner in Jordan, the Al Sindyan Institute provided great assistance in making the training possible, while the UK Labour Party and the Foundation Max van der Stoel (FMS) provided each one trainer to conduct the training.
Trainers Kay Dillon (UK Labour Party) and Kido Koenig (FMS, the Netherlands) worked with the participants on elements such as different political ideologies, creating and communicating a central message, interview techniques, and debating and public speaking skills. The sessions included theoretical parts combined with interactive workshops.
A follow-up session will be held from 3-6 December in Tunisia.