We are proud to announce that the very first ESN Leadership Academy will take place in Liberec, Czech Republic betwenn 27-30th June. The event will be hosted by ESN Liberec.
Liberec /ˈlɪbərɛts/ is a city in the Czech Republic. Located around 100 kilometers north from Prague, on the Lusatian Neisse and surrounded by the Jizera Mountains and Ještěd-Kozákov Ridge, it is the fifth-largest city in the Czech Republic. It lies close to the Czech border with Germany and Poland.
Its history goes back to the time when trade routes to Germany and Poland led through the location. As traders found crossing Ještědský hřeben too hard, it was necessary to set up a resting place. At that time Liberec used to be an open market village. Nowadays Liberec offers various tourist attractions. It has everything for everyone: from the adventure-seekers to those who just want to relax and be one with nature. The city boasts of numerous important buildings, such as the City Hall, F. X. Šalda Theatre, Museum of Northern Bohemia, Ještěd Viewing Tower, Babylon Leisure Centre and other cultural and historical sights. Liberec is also an ideal place for walks or hiking tours in its environs or in the Jizerské hory. The Ještěd, which is both a well-known hotel and a TV tower, is the dominant feature in the Liberec horizon. It is also considered as the symbol of the city and its most recognizable landmark.
"Since our small section has already achieved all possible goals on local and national level yet it still keeps on growing, we want to take the next step and go international.
ESN Liberec has been around for more than 8 years. We consist of cca 15 members, 56 Buddies (Erasmus tutors) and even the president of ESN CZ is beloved member of ESN Liberec. We take care of 70 Erasmus students and provide them with regular activities."
The ESN Leadership Academy is an event that will engage 80 ESNers from the local level and introduce them to a learning cycle made of workshops and training based on non-formal education methods. A wide range of workshops in different fields and topics will be held during four days, which participants will be able to choose from, put together their own schedule and influence their own learning experience.