Call for Applications: Liberal International Democratic Training Academy (LIDTA)

LIDTA is Liberal International’s and VVD International's dedicated training academy for politically oriented, high potential, and talented youth. The academy will be offering one course broken down into multiple modules, across multiple weekends, wherein a carefully selected group of highly qualified individuals will be trained on different personal and political skills that prepare graduates for successful political careers in the 21st century. The Academy’s curriculum offers interactive training on the most contemporary and effective political strategies to date, as well as equipping participants with the tools to build on their leadership skills.

Drawing on the training experience of one of the world's most successful liberal political parties, the VVD, a faculty of internationally recognised expert trainers lead students throughout the process, ensuring the highest quality supervision and development support. Timeline: The Democratic Training Academy is divided into multiple events spread over 2022 and 2023, depending of course on the developments around the Covid-19 virus.


Participants:

We are looking for energetic, politically active, high-potential youth with an interest in and experience in promoting freedom, individualism, democracy, and human rights in their communities. We see plurality as beneficial, therefore we strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to apply. Above all, those who apply must be committed to taking part in all LIDTA events organized, both digitally and in person.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Between 20-35 years old
  • A background in politics and connected to a member party of LI or ALN or AHLN
  • From MENA (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, and Iraq)
  • Ability to work in English


Application Process:

Participants must complete this application form, including sending a brief motivation letter (no more than 450 words), CV  and a Party recommendation or LI affiliated regional networks recommendation letter, before Close of Business 31st of March 2022 to b.vandenberg@vvd.nl and william@liberal-international.org.

Interviews, with the selected candidates, will be held online in April 2022.

For further information please contact the email addresses above.