What is Youth Week?
Ten days in the suburbs of Budapest full of interactive workshops and cultural activities. You can expect the following:
- meeting young professionals who share their career path in an honest and reflective way
- interactive workshops on climate change and human rights, responsible consumption, social entrepreneurship and the 21st-century job market
- tools and skills to start your own social project: address an issue that upsets you in your community
- learn about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
- share your culture and learn about other Eastern European cultures
- relax, hike and reflect.
Youth Week 2022 is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. Participant contribution is €30, with waivers available.
What to expect?
You will receive preparation material in advance, including Social Project Cards for inspiration and audiovisual content so that you're familiar with the concepts in the programme.
At the Online Kick-Off Session, you'll meet fellow participants and facilitators, start working in country teams and share your questions for better tailoring of workshops.
During Youth Week itself, you will dive deep into discussion with experts on climate change, social entrepreneurship and more. You'll also develop a grassroots project that you can implement within six months of Youth Week.
It's not all hard work—you can also expect (optional) meditation, informal talks, self-reflection, local hiking and cultural conversations!
In the six months following Youth Week, you will be paired with an experienced mentor to help you troubleshoot and stay on track as you implement your project. You can accomplish a lot in half a year!
You'll also be able to stay connected with the CCG alumni community for further feedback, friendship and future events.
- Dive deep into certain Sustainable Development Goals focusing on agriculture, food and climate
- Practice mindfulness, self-care and self-reflection
- Develop intercultural and civic competence
- Acquire new skills, such as project management and public speaking
- Learn about career development from diverse facilitators
- Build connections with like-minded individuals from the region
Criteria for attending
- National or resident of Poland, Slovakia, Czechia, Hungary or Serbia*
- Curious about world affairs, SDGs and making an impact
- Looking for inspiration, direction, or a way to reflect on your skills, needs and goals
- Looking for a meaningful career
- Want to set new career goals
- Have an idea—or too many ideas—and don’t know where to start
*As an Erasmus+ funded event, we welcome applications from nationals and residents of Poland, Slovakia, Czechia, Hungary and Serbia.
Interested in applying?