Club de Madrid encourages up-and-coming leaders to embrace a commitment to Shared Societies. By engaging in inter-generational policy dialogues, we not only inspire young people to be inclusive, but also make them feel included.
Countries around the world are affected by a profound crisis of leadership. The 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer shows that citizens’ trust in public institutions has reached historic lows. Yet citizens are also reporting a growing sense of urgency to address various societal problems, from healthcare to poverty, from climate change to disinformation. This underscores the need for renewed leadership of a new, more inclusive kind, to rebuild citizens’ trust and meet their aspirations for engagement.
To that end, Club de Madrid works to advance inclusive leadership, by providing current and emerging leaders with support, advice and tools to build Shared Societies; those in which all individuals have the opportunity to engage in public policy, from design to implementation and monitoring.
For talented youth beginning their journey of leadership, early experiences can be critical to shape their aspirations for decades ahead – and we want social inclusion to be one of them. Yet, we cannot expect young leaders to commit to social inclusion, if they themselves are feeling excluded from policy discussions. Club de Madrid encourages these up-and-coming leaders to embrace a commitment to Shared Societies. By engaging in inter-generational policy dialogues, we not only inspire young people to be inclusive, but also make them feel included.