Youth Leadership Academy

    Youth Leadership Academy 2023

    The Youth Leadership Academy is a 12-day training program for Red Cross and Red Crescent (RC/RC) youth volunteers from across the world.

    The purpose of Youth Leadership Academy is to support youth voluntarism in the RC/RC movement and build strong young leaders within the RC/RC movement who can stand out as role models and agents of change. Youth Leadership Academy provide the participants with tools for and knowledge of youth-to-youth interaction they can implement in their local communities and empower participants to realize their potential as youth leaders.

    In 2023 the academy takes place in two locations in and around Copenhagen. The first part will take place in the countryside surrounded by nature and the ocean. The second part will take place in Copenhagen where the participants will be allowed to experience Denmark’s capital. 

    The training varies between formal sessions and non-formal training methods that combine innovative group work and draws upon participants’ experiences and existing projects.

    Participants at the Youth Leadership Academy will explore several topics including:

    • Youth Leadership: Volunteer Motivation & Management
    • Psycho Social Support and Mental Health: Caring for youth volunteers
    • Mobilization of youth for active citizenship: Training in and testing of innovative DRCY methods to motivate youth to take initiative and participate in their local societies as active citizens


    When is it?

    The Youth Leadership Academy is conducted once a year in Denmark. In 2023 the academy runs from the 8th of May till 20th of May 2023.


    Who can apply?

    Youth Leadership Academy targets young volunteers at the age of 18- 30 years from Red Cross and Red Crescent movement who are committed to being role models and take leadership in their National Societies.


    I want to know more!

    For questions or further information please contact the Youth Leadership Academy coordinator on



    Leadership Academy

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