Hybrid Virtual and In-person European Student Leadership Conference

Each year, Global Brigades hosts a European leadership conference for student leaders to share best practices, meet with staff to discuss programs and gather with other passionate leaders.

October 9th, 2021 | From your Computer or at the University of Birmingham

The 11th annual 2021 European SLC will take place on October 9th,  virtually OR in-person.

The conference will bring together students, staff and volunteers from across the European network to discuss important topics with Global Brigades staff and board members. This year’s conference will focus on learning more about Global Brigades, health and the poverty cycle, leadership development and fundraising and recruitment. Together we will explore what makes a brigade tick, from the start of the process at the beginning of the academic year, to the follow up after the brigade and the establishment of a new leadership team for the process to be repeated the next year, learn more about the organization and engage in meaningful discussion about sustainable development work.

Conference Details



October 9th, 2021 | 12 pm BST Welcome and Networking

Opportunity for volunteers to meet the GB team and speak with representatives of other universities.

October 9th, 2021 | 1 pm BST Introduction

Introduction to attendees and outline of the plan for the day with Trustee Shaswath Ganapathi.

October 9th, 2021 | 1:15 pm BST Global Brigades at a Glance

GB foundations, history, and overview as an international, student-led organisation with Trustee Federico Amorosi.. Overview of recent successes and challenges (including COVID). Discussion of impact measurements (e.g. Empowered 100), both within and outside of brigades, and why GB is different to other development organisations. Summary of history and presence in the UK.

October 9th, 2021 | 2:00 pm BST Working with Inclusion to Strengthen your Leadership  (60 minutes)

Explore Leadership with Lions Clubs International.

October 9th, 2021 | 3 pm BST Break
October 9th, 2021 | 3:15 pm BST EU Refugee Crisis and GB Greece

Join Executive Director of GB Greece Tina Voulgari & Senior Program Associate Alejandra Silva in discussing the refugees and asylum seekers in Greece, chat about decades of migration, and how GB Greece aims to be Medical and Business programming to partners. 

October 9th, 2021 | 4:15 pm BST GB Where Are We Now & The E300

GB has changed throughout 2020 with TeleBrigades, evaluation techniques, and cost recovery models. Discover what this means and how we strive to move forward beyond the pandemic especially with the Empowered300.  alongside CEO Shital Vora and Director of Impact & Evaluation Ben Erker.

October 9th, 2021 | 5:15 pm BST Break
October 9th, 2021 | 5:30 pm BST Global Brigades Impact and Experience Panel

Chat with various Global Brigades staff members about their time as leaders from within Global Brigades and throughout their careers.

October 9th, 2021 | 6:30 pm BST Dinner 

Registration is now closed!

Questions? Contact rebekah.kawas@globalbrigades.org