THE STARTING POINT
European societies need more and stronger voices with a recent history of migration to shape public debate and decisions. We need new voices of influence on the complex challenges our societies are facing.
Let’s create the conditions for eye-level interactions for new voices. Let’s fuel established leadership networks with new voices that can carry new conversations that need to happen.
WE AIM FOR
NEW FACES in traditional leadership networks
NEW CONVERSATIONS spurring from these new points of view
NEW IDEAS, DATA AND NARRATIVES that reach people at scale
We call on public leaders and circles of influence to have emerging leaders speaking up at decision-making tables in the next 5 years.
OUR SHARED VISION
A public leadership incubator for newcomers
A reliable pathway for refugees and migrants to penetrate public leadership networks in Europe
THIS IS WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE IN 5 YEARS
- A critical mass of individual emerging leaders with mainstream visibility and credibility within established networks
- A strong collective of newcomer voices with tools for joint advocacy on priority topics
- A tested, scalable approach for training public officials and newcomers to collaborate and co-build solutions effectively on emerging topics
- Effective tools to inspire more newcomers, and in particular youth and women, to proactively get engaged in public leadership in their new societies
Proven ways to reach millions in mainstream audiences to shift the narrative on migration through new empowered voices
HOW DO WE GET THERE?
By applying a wholesystem approach that involves different actors
The consortium is a roundtable of partners who aim to achieve the shared vision through collective impact. They join forces in practice to make it happen.
By creating a pipeline for public leadership with simultaneous operations
HOW DO WE KNOW IT WORKS?
Two successful pilot programs run respectively in France in 2020 with the German Marshall Fund and at European scale in 2021 with the BMW Foundation confirm the need and provide the methodology, critical mass of newcomers, trained trainers and alliances to bring depth, scale and sustainability for broader impact on the topic.
Emerging Leaders is also the recipient of the 2021 Intercultural Innovation Award by the United Nations.
WHO ARE THE EMERGING LEADERS?
MEET THREE OF THEM HERE
Emerging Leader 2020
From Egypt, living in Paris
Emerging Leader 2021
From Syria, living in Barcelona
Emerging Leader 2021
From Syria, living in Sweden
PLACE is working towards 5 sustainable goals
MIGRANT-LED AND GENDER-BALANCED
All operations are led, managed and facilitated by highly trained newcomers with expertise in public leadership skills. Operations ensure gender balance among new voices.
EMERGING LEADERS CONSORTIUM
The time is now to accelerate newcomer leadership in the public sector. We call upon institutions, companies, CSOs and individuals to work together towards a common goal of fostering new embodiments of leadership, creating inclusive spaces and communities and initiating lasting change in European public leadership.