LISBON, 23.08-27.08

Female Leadership

Whether you love law, business, international relations, or tech, there has never been a better time to be you than right now. The world is ready to welcome you as a force for change and positive impact. The world is ready to invest in you, support you, and teach you skills that will empower you to do what you are here to do. Enrolment for our Summer School is now open for students and young professionals 18 years and above. Apply today. Lead tomorrow.


An Unforgettable Experience

This is a unique opportunity. Stay at a family-run, eco-green, boutique hotel in the heart of Lisbon. Attend classes at the Tivoli Palace, your private “campus”. Be inspired by top-level speakers from across the EU. Soak up the city’s culture, and in the evenings, enjoy exclusive dinners and spend time with your fellow future leaders. This is the inaugural edition of this ambitious pan-European programme, and you can be one of its first participants!




Explore the meaning and value of sustainable leadership with world-class leaders from different business sectors.


Learn from internationally renowned coaches who will inspire you to become the kind of leader the world needs.

Public Speaking

Practice confidence-boosting techniques that will help you stay focused, clear and calm, when giving a presentation—an invaluable life skill.

Learn to code

Get first-hand experience at what makes your digital world work, guided by Escola 42, one of the most renowned coding schools in the world.


Collaborate with other future leaders on a group project. The winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at the Gala Dinner.


Learn basic breathing and meditation practices that will increase your focus and creativity, and decrease stress and anxiety.


You can learn from books, and even better, you can learn from the people who write them and the people they are written about. Over five days, the Summer School for Female Leadership in the Digital Age will allow you to spend time with numerous world-class leaders from around the EU and beyond, who will teach and mentor you. They are joining us to share their ideas, debate the current state of global affairs and the shared challenges ahead, and brainstorm about how, together, we can shape a thriving digital future for Europe.


27 Distinguished Jury Members

When you apply, your entry will be reviewed by a team of experts—a distinguished jury composed of Members and former Members of the European Parliament, professors, business executives, and equality advocates from all 27 Member States. We are as passionate about their involvement in the selection process as they are about the environment that we are creating for you; an inspiring space where you can bond, network, and support each other, following the European spirit of cooperation and solidarity.


The 27

This inaugural edition of the Summer School for Female Leadership in the Digital Age will host 27 students, one from each Member State, coming preferably from non-technical degrees such as law, international relations, business management, philosophy or translation, but with a strong interest in technology and innovation. They will be selected based on their academic performance, non-academic achievements and commitments, and interest in learning more about the role of technology in today’s world. The selected participants will receive a full scholarship that will cover all the costs of the programme, including travel to and from Portugal.