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How to build community as student leaders?

 

How to take care of students' well-being and mental health on campus?

 

How to incorporate sustainability and environmental matters into Collegiate life?

Join us for the second edition of the Student Leadership Bootcamp! An exchange of practices among student leaders in college boards, clubs, associations, or resident assistants!

 

This Spring, get ready for even more engaging topics and innovative forms of sessions

 

What’s in store? 

Explore traditions, organizational models, and engagement practices of colleges from the EucA network across the EU. 

 

The goal?

Gain insights from other students’ experiences, connect with fellow student leaders, and engage in discussions on essential residential life subjects.

TOPICS

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Building community as students:

Student leaders are key in developing a positive living and learning

environment in their colleges while providing support to help residents resolve academic, social, and personal concerns. They can also assist with the transition to university, provide academic orientation, and offer social or cultural programming to foster a thriving and vibrant community!

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Fostering Volunteering and Service Learning: Colleges and Halls of Residence at the Service of Wider Communities

In response to contemporary societal challenges, it’s essential to cultivate social responsibility for universities, colleges, and neighboring communities. How can student leaders shape discussions on social issues, volunteer activities, and fulfill their missions within their neighboring communities?

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Mental Health & Well-being

How can we create communities where students can flourish?

We are looking for valuable practices to promote well-being and healthy lifestyles among residence halls. Our discussions will unravel approaches and practical strategies aimed at recognizing mental health difficulties and fostering mental well-being for students across diverse backgrounds.

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Sustainability & Environment

Can colleges be factors of change for climate action? Sustainability practices on campus demonstrate a college's commitment to embody sustainability values, reduce its carbon footprint, and demonstrate environmental responsibility.

The Student Leadership Bootcamp is looking for good practices and initiatives led by students on teaching sustainability competencies.

Do you want to learn more about the topics and about what you will experience in this Bootcamp?

Download the topics and get ready!

Agenda

AGENDA

Promote Active Citizenship: Debate on EU Values and Democratic Processes, Also in View to the 2024 Elections of the European Parliament

12 APRIL / DAY 1

Morning: Arrivals

Afternoon:

Speaker:

Zoltán Bakonyi - Alumnus of the Rajk College for Advanced Studies

  • 16:00-16:30: Coffee Break

  • 16:30-16:45: Icebreakers (Lecture Room)

  • 16:45-17:00: Concurrent Sessions 

Room 204: College presentation: Collegio Lucchini, Italy

Room 314: College presentation: Rajk College, Hungary

Room 326: College presentation: Franklin University, Switzerland

  • 17:05-17:20: Concurrent Sessions

Room 204: College presentation: Collegio Santa Caterina da Siena, Italy

Room 314: College presentation: Széchenyi István College, Hungary

Room 326: College presentation: Constructor University, Germany

  • 17:25-17:40: Concurrent Sessions

Room 204: College presentation: Nest College, Italy

Room 314: College presentation: Študentski dom Ljubljana, Slovenia

Room 326: TBD

  • 17:45-18:00: Concurrent Sessions

Room 204: College presentation: John Cabot University, Italy

Room 314: College presentation: Simonyi Karoly Collegium, Hungary

Room 326: College presentation: Malmö University Halls of Residence, Sweden

Room 204: College presentation: Collegio Celimontaro, Italy

Room 314: Collegio presentation: Collegio Mazza, Italy

Room 326: College presentation: Perrotis College, Greece 

  • 18:05-18:20: Concurrent Sessions

  • 15:15-16:00: Lecture Room - Leadership Challenges in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

  • 13:00-14:00: Registrations (Corvinus University - Budapest, Fővám tér 8, 1093 Hungary)

  • 14:00-15:15: Plenary Room - Opening & Welcome 

  • After 18:30: Free evening

Speakers:

Mirela Mazalu:Secretary General - EucA

Attila Chikán: President - Rajk College

Márton Barta: Head of Strategy - Corvinus University

13 APRIL / DAY 2

  • 09:00-09:30: Registrations (Corvinus University - Budapest, Fővám tér 8, 1093 Hungary)

  • 09:30-09:55: Icebreakers

  • 09:55-10:25: Concurrent Sessions.

Library Room: Collegiate Community Tips: Building Engagement Using Peer-to-Peer and Gamification (Collegio San Carlo, Italy)

Room 429: Building Community through Student Self-Determination (Študentski Dom Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Room 510: 101 on How to Build Community in Your College (Constructor University, Germany)

  • 10:30-11:00: Concurrent Sessions.

Library Room: Fomenting a Social Culture at Your University (Munster Technological University, Ireland)

Room 429: Gen Z Votes - Be A Changemaker with the Next EU Elections (Maria Giulia Palocci, EucA)

Room 510: The College Council: The Transformative Power of Leadership Service (Colegio Mayor Francisco de Vitoria, Spain)

  • ​​11:00-11:30:  Coffee Break

  • 11:30-13:00:  Lecture Room - Thinking Institutionally

Speaker:

Botond Feledy

  • 13:00-14:30: Lunch Break at Rombusz restaurant (Budapest, Bálna, Fővám tér 11-12, 1093 Hungary)

  • 14:30-15:15:  Expert Workshops

Library Room: Identifying Mental Health Issues in College Students. Part 1 (Theodosios Tasios, Perrotis College, Greece)

Room 249: Student Leadership:Preparing for Tomorrow (Pantelis Chantzaras, Perrotis College, Greece)

Room 510: EucA Student Leaders: Building an Online International Community to Stay in Touch (Mirela Mazalu, EucA)

  • 15:45-16:15: Concurrent Sessions 

Library Room: Crisis Management Role Play: Do You Have What It Takes to Handle Extreme Events? (Therese Löfgren, Housing Advisor, Malmö University, Sweden) (Continuation)

Room 249: Introduction to mindfulness, personal time, and body awareness (Mariagrazia Melfi, EucA, and Theodosios Tasios, Perrotis College, Greece)

Room 510: How to Implement Internal Communication (Maria Giulia Palocci, EucA)

  • 16:15-16:45: Coffee Break

  • 16:45-17:45: Visit Rajk College

  • 17:45-20:00: Free Evening

  • 20:00-22:00: Networking Dinner at Rozmaring Restaurant (Árpád fejedelem útja 125, 1036 Hungary)

  • 15:15-15:45: Concurrent Sessions 

Library Room: Crisis Management Role Play: Do You Have What It Takes to Handle Extreme Events? (Therese Löfgren, Malmö University, Sweden) (Part 1)

Room 249: Wellness Ambassador Program (Rebekah Sagredo, John Cabot University, Italy)

Room 510: Help Them Get Help. Part 2 (Mariagrazia Melfi, EucA)

14 APRIL / DAY 3

  • 09:00-09:15: Registrations 

  • 09:15-09:40: Concurrent Sessions 

Room 105: Building Community at John Cabot University (John Cabot University, Italy)

Room 106: Building a "Cosy-NEST (NEST College, Italy)

Room 107: What Could a Few College Members do for Social Mobility? (Rajk College Hungary)

  • 09:45-10:10: Concurrent Sessions 

Room 105: UCD, ResLife, and Peer Mentoring (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Room 106: Fifty Shades of Student Leaders (Collegio Santa Caterina da Siena, Italy)

Room 107: Be in Charge (Collegio Celimontano, Italy)

  • 10:15-10:40: Concurrent Sessions 

Speaker

Mirela Mazalu: Secretary General - EucA 

  • 10:40-11:00: Coffee Break 

  • 11:00-12:00: Closing Plenary: European Youth in Action - Next Steps in Active Citizenship

Room 105: The Student Roadmap (Collegio Mazza, Italy)

Room 106: Collegio Lucchini: Students in Active Participation, Knowledge and Teamwork (Collegio Lucchini, Italy)

Room 107: College presentation: Colegio Mayor Francisco de Vitoria, Spain

Sessions

SESSIONS

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Roundtable Discussions

 

Small group discussions around key topics between students.

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Student-led Concurrent Sessions

45 min presentations led by students to share activities and practices from their college.

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Plenary Sessions

Active debates on one of the bootcamp topics that will feature experts and representatives of institutions.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Outcomes

Discover what you will learn during three days of the event! You will...

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Acquire a better understanding of new and innovative practices to improve collegial life in different topics such as Building Community as Student Leaders, Social Responsibility & Legacy, Mental Health & Well-being, Sustainability & Environment.

2

Exchange good practices on residential life creating valuable insights to renew their institutions by giving more leadership to the students.

3

Explore different models of student governance across Europe allowing students to reflect on the importance of autonomy and responsibility in their learning journey.

LOGISTICS

LOGISTICS

The event will be held in English and in person

VENUE

Corvinus University of Budapest

Budapest, Fővám tér 8, 1093 Hungary

ACCOMMODATION

NETIZEN Budapest Centre 

Budapest, Rákóczi út 54, 1074 Hungary

Applications

APPLICATIONS

Applications are closed

FEE

  • EucA Members:  250 EURO*

  • Local students from Rajk College:  Free entrance. All included.

  • Local students from Budapest:  Free entrance. Networking dinner not included (price: 25 EURO).

* For EucA Members:

The fee includes: 

  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Budapest. 

  • One lunch, networking dinner and snacks. 

To apply follow these steps:

What is NOT included?

 

  • Longer stay in the hotel (more than 2 nights)

  • Additional meals ​

  • Travel costs to Budapest

  • Local transport inside Budapest

1) Fill out the registration form by 15 March 2024 23:59 (Brussels time). Please be aware that we do a selection on a rolling basis - first come, first served. The sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll get confirmation and can book cheaper flights. 

2) You will receive confirmation from EucA with payment information and details for further steps. 

3) Once your registration and payment are confirmed by EucA, you need to book and pay autonomously for your travel to Budapest, Hungary. 

4) Think and decide about sharing a program from your College or Residence (see call below!)

EucA
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Rajk &
Local Students

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Submit Your Program!

SUBMIT YOR PROGRAM

Is there something about your College or Residence you would love to share with others?

 

An innovative initiative, extraordinary practices, or outstanding traditions?

 

It’s your time to shine! 

Inspire change, contribute to the betterment of collegiate life, gain visibility within their academic community, and build new connections that can help get your idea off the ground!

Draft a proposal (individually or in a group), share it, get accepted, and present it among fellow students! 

Don't know what to submit? Check our topics and guidelines below!

FAQ
  • Are there any requirements or expectations for members?
    All EucA members are expected to behave honorably and with decorum, as expected from the institution they represent. In order to vote on internal matters, members must attend the Annual Ordinary Meeting of EucA's General Assembly, which is held online. All members are highly encouraged to promote the purposes and activities of the association in their university colleges, residences, campus, etc.
  • Are there any size requirements for the College/Residence to qualify as a candidate?
    No. There are no requirements regarding size or number of students. However, if you are unsure about your institution's viability as a candidate, we invite you to write an email to brussels.office@euca.eu. We will try to address your concerns as soon as possible!
  • How can I learn more about becoming a member?
    You can read more about the selection process via the document "Procedure for New Members", or you can read EucA's legal Statute. More information about our current members, goals, services, and principles can be found on EucA's website under the sections "Who We Are" and "What We Do". Please, contact us at brussels.office@euca.eu for any additional question or request you may have.
  • Is my membership renewable?
    Yes, memberships are renewable. Payments are done once a year.
  • Can I cancel my membership?
    Yes, you are free to cancel your institution's membership at any time.

JOIN ONLINE

 

Do you want to attend from your home? 

CONTACT

 

If you have any questions or need any logistical support, please contact the EucA Staff via e-mail at: careercoaching@euca.eu 

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