Changemakers Changemakers x Brain Bar Festival

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Brain Bar Festival

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Brain Bar Festival 2023
Topics we covered:
Topic 1: Climate Justice
  • Significant interest in understanding how to link local and national climate issues to broader international political structures as well as understanding how international climate policy translates into the local arena.

 

  • Further conversation on the reconciliation of individual actions and collective action, exploring the impact of the fossil fuel lobby, historic responsibility, the legacies of colonialism and how these all interact with policy developments such as Loss and Damage. Keen interest in understanding how to be a part of a broader collective movement through advocacy, policy-making and activism.

 

  • Recognising the limitations of international policy making bodies in combating the climate crisis, pointing out the flaws in carbon offsetting mechanisms, carbon trading initiatives and highlighting that justice-centered approaches are needed to prevent the replication of an oppressive economic structure that simply markets itself as ‘green’

Summary:

  • Join the movement! Hungary has local Greenpeace and Fridays for Future chapters as well as other climate justice organizations that build communities in the fight for climate justice. Otherwise EU-wide organisations like Generation Climate Europe are regularly opening recruitment for volunteers
  • Follow Generation Climate Europe on social media to stay up to date with our policy work
  • Endorse the Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty 

 

Resources:

Topic 2: AI Safety
  • Enhancing biosecurity, limiting AI model access, and holding developers accountable are crucial steps to curb potential harm from powerful AIs.

 

  • Recognizing AIs’ growing autonomy, it’s vital to guard against rogue AIs with harmful goals – think teachers worrying about job security due to AIs outcompeting humans and concerns about manipulation and disinformation.

 

  • Considering AI’s persuasive role in disinformation, proactive measures are needed to prevent large-scale manipulation and societal instability.

 

  • Contemplating AI replacing human labor, enforcing safety standards, data transparency, and exploring public control become key to managing the potential fallout.

 

  • Addressing AI in the military demands human oversight, strong cyberdefense, and global coordination to ensure responsible AI development in this critical domain.

Summary:

  • Join the BudAI AGI safety fellowships to learn more about the topics
  • Follow BudAI on social media

 

Resources:

  • https://www.budapestaisafety.org/
  • AGI safety fundamentals: https://aisafetyfundamentals.com/
  • https://www.facebook.com/budaisafety
Topic 3: Talent Management
  • Thinking about talent in general is very challenging, but if we narrowed it down to a specific role, task or profession, participants could describe exactly who they consider to be outstanding, talented in that area, and the skills that person might possess.

 

  • Talent development combines innate abilities with social influences and personal efforts in education. For example, becoming a leader, singer, or language learner involves natural gifts, a supportive environment, and training in necessary skills and techniques.

 

  • The discussions highlighted that beyond large educational systems, mentoring and peer support significantly impact individual development. It is crucial for experienced individuals to share their knowledge and experiences with less experienced counterparts.

Summary:

  • School is of crucial importance in activating young talents, therefore a society that imagines itself as having good experts in many fields, and outstanding individuals in certain domains, must place a great emphasis on education, on the reinforcing and equalising role of secondary socialisation. Participants also value education, training themselves and others in general, as they also considered youth should fight for getting a good education and training.
  • By having certain skills, young people can also become more experienced, thus youth can also pass on their knowledge and experience, therefore supporting each other – individually, in a community and in society – is essential.

 

Resources:

Topic 4: Healthcare 3.0
  • Younger generation aged (18-30) are more keen or even excited about the new wave of technological adaptation than their older counterpart (>30).

 

  • Regardless of age distinction, race, background, knowledge, every participant (24/24) has shown varying degrees of interest in learning more on how to better equip themselves mentally and literally to handle technology. Along that, there’s also a spiking concern with reliable tech literacy being expressed by 62,5% (15/24) participants in the education system or on the internet. Out of that, all participants with a medical background shared the same concern.

 

  • It was also found that technology in healthcare was enforced onto individuals in most countries by either their government or their medical institutions, thereby, consumer-patients with IT background 12,5% (3/24) expressed worries that they have little to no control over their data privacy and security.

 

  • After the introduction of Healthcare 3.0 (functions and benefits), there were 2 initiations of potential collaboration from representatives of 2 different healthcare organizations in Vietnam and Indonesia. And 1 potential partnership with a representative from The National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Hungary with Medi.co resulting in 12,5% (3/24) of collaborative interest.

Summary:

  • For everyone, subscribe to Medi.co Newsletter to keep up to date with the latest trends, tools, and opportunities in Medical Technology and healthcare, like our Care Package (HERE)
  • More initiations in digital literacy across all sectors for youth, especially in Healthcare and Education
  • Inclusivity in digital literacy education for the elderly, or older generations

 

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Changemakers Changemakers x Brain Bar 2022

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Brain Bar Festival 2022

Talent is not enough if you want to pursue a successful and meaningful life.

This is why, on the 30th of September 2022, the Changemakers Youth Forum (CYF) found it necessary to deliver an interactive session at the Brain Bar Festival 2022 for young people about the “Growth Mindset”.
 

The workshop facilitators were  Craig V. Johnson (Founder, GiLE Foundation), Dorina Dula (Then, President of AIESEC), and Noémi Papp (Vice-President of Erasmus Student Network Hungary).

Check out the video below to get a sense of the vibe.

Our session at Brain Bar 2022 covered:

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;