Introducing the...

Changemakers Youth Forum

… where young changemakers can gather, exchange ideas, and collaborate.

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The Changemakers Youth Forum is not just a project;

It is an inspiring and inclusive platform and network of 15+ youth organisations, who otherwise would not interact with each other.

Start with "Why"?

We bring together passionate changemakers, students, early career researchers, entrepreneurs, and young professionals to network, collaborate, and engage in interdisciplinary and intergenerational dialogue.

Our vision is to co-create a youth-led ecosystem that is capable of collectively addressing social and environmental challenges, in a way that is:

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Project Goals

We have set out a series of ambitious goals that will help us, step-by-step, to achieve realise our strategic objectives.

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Our goal is to co-create the conditions that provide young people with opportunities to share their views, interests, needs and ideas with each other and with key stakeholders and decision makers.

Our goal is to continue providing young people with opportunities for skills development to help them address their personal skills gap, and to support their pursuit of a successful and meaningful life.

Our goal is to continue building a supportive community for young changemakers and innovators to learn and support each other, whilst contribute towards building a stronger coalition of stakeholders with shared interests.

Our goal is to continue taking active steps towards building a dynamic youth-led ecosystem by bringing together research, innovation, and skills development to empower young people.

Our goal is to co-design and undertake more research activities with our youth forum and related activities. We want to eliminate inefficiencies when attempts are made to solve social or environmental challenges, by facilitating knowledge sharing and disseminating research findings that are relevant to the forum’s thematic areas.

Our goal is to publish a Social Impact Report and a list of recommended action plans that would serve as meaningful intellectual outputs of our youth forum. We would then present our key insights to our patron, the Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO, stakeholders, and decision makers.

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Why get involved?

Gain Knowledge & Insight

Listen to insightful keynotes, engage in meaningful discussions, and attend workshops and training sessions to gain new knowledge and perspective.

Grow Your Network

Get outside of your bubble and comfort zone to connect with like-minded people and critical thinkers. This way, you can develop network that can support your personal and professional journey.

Become a Changemaker

Get the changemaker skills you need to create meaningful change in your community. Unlock your brilliance among diverse and talented young minds, where every conversation sparks new ideas and fuels your passion for change.

Amplify Your Voice

There is only so much you can achieve your bubble. Access a platform to elevate your voice by sharing your opinions or stepping onto a stage that celebrates your ideas, visions, and dreams.

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Our journey began in 2021...
When 7 organisations joined forces.
There is a vision.
There is a roadmap.
There is collective commitment.
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Our Journey

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Our story began in 2021, when several organisations joined forces to co-create our inaugural Changemakers Youth Forum in October 2021.

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Highlights
CYF 2022

On Saturday, the 1st of October 2022, we transformed our annual youth forum into a Social Impact Festival. It was designed with young people in mind, and the day was packed with various activities. We hosted 20+ diverse speakers, panelists, workshop facilitators and performers.
 

Quick facts about the CYF 2022:

300 +
Students & young professionals registered for CYF '22
45
Different nationalities were represented among registrants
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Free sessions, panel discussions & interactive workshops were hosted
18- 24 yrs
Most popular age group (60% of registrants)

Previous Speakers

Dr. Orsolya Pacsay-Tomassich

President, Hungarian Diplomatic Academy

Ambassador
Katalin Bogyay

President,
United Nations Association of Hungary

Krisztián
Kölkedi

Then, Deputy-CEO,
Express Innovation Agency

Dr. Viktória
Horváth

Ambassador, Political Adviser (MFA)

Jan
Peloza

President of the European Youth Card Association & Director of the Slovenian Youth Agency

Zsófia
Rácz

Then, Deputy State Secretary for Youth Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office

Changemakers Impact Award
We also successfully launched our Changemakers Impact Award to recognise and celebrate young people who are making a positive social impact in their local community in Hungary. It is a collaboration between the GiLE Foundation and the Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO.

Are you curious to discover more about this event?

Then visit the follow pages for the detailed breakdown of previous events:

Events, Marketing & Communications

The following roles are currently available:

The role consists of:

  • Manage pre-event planning of events, including assisting with the promotions, logistics, and general management of events, workshops and training courses.
  • Liaise with (strategic) partners, youth networks and key contact persons where relevant.
  • Manage feedback loops and produce post-event evaluations and content to inform future events.

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • High level of organisational skills
  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Time-management skills
  • Flexible, target-driven, and proactive.

The role consists of:

  • Launch and coordinate fundraising campaigns to support the projects and activities of the organisation.
  • Further develop an internal guideline document that briefly summarises our various types of fundraising techniques.
  • Perform risk management to minimize any risks related to fundraising.
  • Continuously explore creative ways to raise funds, including continuously searching
    for potential donors or fundraising partners.

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Excellent communication and writing skills,
  • Excellent way of expressing ones thoughts, and having persuasive tactics.
  • Good written and research skills to prepare compelling concept notes to help generate funds.

The role consists of:

  • Assisting with the preparation, promotion and management of scientific conferences (hybrid).
  • Keeping in contact with speakers and presenters.
  • Managing and coordinating event logistics on the day of the event.
  • Producing post-event evaluations and feedback to inform future events.

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • High level of organisational skills
  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Time-management skills
  • Flexible, target-driven, and proactive.

The role consists of:

  • Assist with the development and constant review of the brand and marketing strategy.
  • Ensure that the organisation’s branding and artwork for all its activities and projects is
    consistent and appropriately aligned with the Brand Standards Guide.
  • Consistently promote the organisation, its projects and its activities in an effective
    and efficient manner, together with a team, through a unified brand voice.

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Creativity; and attention to details;

Website, Developer &
IT-related roles

The following roles are currently available:

The role consists of:

  • Create custom web experiences with the latest web technologies.
  • Ensure that the website is appealing to the target audience and catches attention.
  • Design accessible web user interfaces (UI), enhance platforms with custom style sheets.

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Experience with building visually appealing websites from the design standpoint.
  • Experience in using common CMS systems, like WordPress and Drupal.
  • Comfortable with CSS and preferably has a basic understanding of popular web technologies and frameworks.
  • High level understanding of web design concepts, UI principles
  • Basic experience in app UI design (for example the UI builder of Android Studio).

The role consists of:

  • Keep website fully functional at all times, inform colleagues of any expected downtime.
  • Deploy and update WordPress ecosystem components.
  • Make sure the site’s user interface is easily accessible for most users.

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Thrives in the WordPress ecosystem, is aware of new trends and has a good command of the most popular web technologies (HTML, CSS, Javascript);
  • Has a UX-first mindset, is able to create modern and accessible wireframes/concepts and iterate fast on ideas;
  • Can develop complex webpages using Theme Builders like Elementor or Divi;
  • Has experience in creating webpages with WordPress, using plugins;
  • Is able to provide technical support to all users of the website(s).

Content Creation
& Design

The following roles are currently available:

The role consists of:

  • Produce written or verbal content that is clear and persuasive for our target audience for various platforms in a way that is consistent with our brand strategy and voice (articles, blogs, podcasts, newsletter texts, etc.).

  • Assist with the development of creative ideas and concepts for advertising, social
    media, or crowdfunding  campaigns.

  • Help drive brand consistency across all communication platforms

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Experience in copywriting for multiple social media campaigns.
  • Creative and curiosity.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with team members.
  • High attention to details.
  • Creative copy writing experience an added bonus.

The role consists of:

  • Designing unique marketing material that’s aligned with the creative direction and overall brand of the foundation and its projects.
  • Reviewing final layouts and suggesting improvements where required.
  • Ensure that the overall branding and artwork is maintained appropriately and consistently across all platforms and for all marketing and promotion material.

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Demonstrable design experience across various platforms with design applications, software and technologies, such as Canva, Quark Xpress, InDesign or Illustrator, and photo-editing software such as Photoshop.
  • A keen eye for aesthetics and details;
  • Ability to translate campaigns into a visual creative direction

The role consists of:

  • Edit professional videos that are creative, engaging, and appropriately designed for our target audience.
  • Continuously discover and implement new editing technologies and industry’s best practices to maximize efficiency.

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications required, however, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • solid experience with digital technology and editing software packages.
  • creative mind and storytelling skills.

The role consists of:

  • Launch our TikTok platform, grow our audience, and maximise user engagement and growth goals with high performing content.
  • Developing creative video content from scratch/available content
  • Stay on top of recent platform trends and how they could be used to promote the organisation.

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Experience in making TikTok or short video content creation
  • Creative and curious.
  • High attention to details.

The role consists of:

  • Proof-read and correct documents and texts for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors
  • Verify factual correctness of information (e.g. dates and statistics).
  • Check and adjust text for style, readability, clarity and readability;

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Familiarity with the proofreading techniques and tools;
  • Attention to details;