Program of European
Catholic Leaders

APRIL 15th TO JUNE 17th

1st International Program of European Catholic Leaders

The School of Government and Leadership is honored to collaborate in the design, teaching and financing of this program of the International Academy of Catholic Leaders of Spain.

The idea of this first edition is to identify, train and accompany youth from the Community of Madrid who have a vocation and objective conditions to become political, economic and social leaders. We have a scholarship system set up that can cover up to 100% of the cost of the program. Initially, the focus will be in Madrid, but over time, the experience will be replicated in other provinces of Spain and across Europe.

Features of the first edition of the program 

  • Duration: On Saturday each week for 9 weeks, starting on April 15th and concluding with a graduation on June 17, 2023.
  • Student body: young people from 18 to 35 years old with limited leadership experience in politics, business and civil society.
  • In collaboration with the International Academy of Catholic Leaders.
  • Scholarships of up to 100% of the cost of the program.
  • Content: all the content, as well as the registration form, can be found at the following link:

The program’s specific objectives are:

To train hands, using practical tools for exercising competent, transformative, effective leadership.
The School particularly seeks to train leaders who are closely aligned with the heart and soul of the people, distancing itself from an elitist perspective of leadership.
To be aware of one’s vocation to serve others and to therefore be deeply humble;
To educate the shared conscience of a generation through collaboration and synergy.


  1. The Kerygma, Christ comes to meet us.
  2. The Kingdom of God: “already” but “not yet.”
  3. The principle of human dignity.
  4. Fundamental ethical questions.
  5. Nature of the Social Doctrine of the Church.
  6. Foundations and consequences of Human Rights.
  7. Introduction to politics: a cultural task for structural transformation.
  8. Economy of Francesco.
  9. Communicating the truth.
  1. Workshop on leadership to influence people.
  2. Workshop on negotiation and conflict resolution.
  3. Workshop on oratory and the art of public speaking.
  4. Workshop on debate and techniques for discussion and conflict.
  5. Workshop on change management.
  6. Workshop on entrepreneurship.
  7. Workshop on social project development and management.
  8. Workshop on social projects evaluation.
  9. Workshop on media training.
  1. Cardenal Carlos Osoro Sierra, Archbishop of Madrid.
  2. Margarita Robles, Minister of State of Spain.
  3. José Luis Martínez Almeida, Mayor of Madrid.
  4. Alberto Ares SJ, Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service of Europe.
  5. Laura Chinchilla, Former President of Costa Rica and member of the International Olympics Committee.
  6. Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
  7. P. Agustín Rodríguez Teso, Parish Priest of La Cañada.
  8. Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico.

Analysis of abortion sentencing in Spain.

  1. Creation of a bill for migrations in Europe.
  2. Regulation of an environmental conflict.
  3. Design of a political campaign.
  1. Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium.” Pope Francis.
  2. Encyclical letter “Laudato Sí.” Pope Francis.
  3. Encyclical letter “Fratelli Tutti.” Pope Francis.
  4. Pastoral letter of the Archbishop of Madrid. “On a mission: returning to the joy of the Gospel.” 2022-2023. Cardinal Carlos Osoro.
  5. Design of a communications plan.



Saturdays from 9:30 to 15:00.


Faculty of Law, Business and Government, Francisco de Vitoria University.

Registration deadline: April 5th.