Creative Youth Academy

The GiLE Foundation is proud to partner with the Creative Youth Academy Hungary to empower and support students and young adults through Erasmus+ projects.

Together, we are providing young people with Erasmus-funded opportunities that support personal growth and skills development. Those selected will have the chance to travel and participate in workshops, training courses, and volunteering programs.

Previous Erasmus+ Projects:

Based on the principles of equality, we stand to create opportunities for youths who are socially and economically disadvantaged.

Youth Empowerment and Leadership Development

Empowering young people to become future leaders through EU opportunities, social engagement, personal growth, and fostering unity.

Social Engagement and Volunteering

Promoting social engagement, volunteering, social entrepreneurship, and addressing global issues through awareness, and active participation.

Next Opportunity...

Greece

Kalabaka is a town and the seat of the Municipality of Meteora. It has stunning monasteries that are located near the town, in the Trikala regional unit, which is part of Thessaly in Greece.

The main activities are to:

1. Equip youngsters with knowledge to change practices in their daily life and adopt ecological principles and behaviors, as well as with skills to participate actively in society favoring environmental issues.

2. Highlight what can be done at an individual level to prevent pollution and contamination as well as key provide the necessary competences that limit harmful human activities.

3. Support a democratically oriented Europe. It has an inclusive approach to a diverse range of participants breaking down prejudices and stereotypes. It provides equal opportunities and access, inclusion, diversity and fairness across all its actions and it promotes the social and intercultural competences and the ideas of intercultural dialogue and solidarity.

For the project, nature sustainability and intercultural dialogue are both necessary for the health of the ecosystem. The same as far the understanding of the role of technology and digital technology to all the mentioned above, principally to the support of social ideas and changes for a healthy ecosystem and a democratic society in a modern Europe, more mobile, more green, more inclusive.

Application Form:

*** NOTE: After you have successfully submitted your application, please also send Steve Gh a direct message (DM) on either Facebook or Instagram simply saying: “Hi, I have submitted my Erasmus+ application for Kalabaka, Greece“.

  • https://www.facebook.com/steeve.gh.98
  • https://www.instagram.com/Steeve_gh/

Get to know...

Our mission

” To support, expand, develop, reflect, and strengthen the best practices in the youth works in order to encourage 14’20/21’27 EU’s, youth, digital, sport, green deal, volunteering, European citizenship, democracy, innovation, and teaching strategies. “

Our team of Big Thinkers

Rudy Horne

Founder, Brand Strategist

Sabrina Philip

Creative Director

Teegan Squires

Web Designer

Cruz Lowry

Digital Marketing Manager

“…I had the opportunity to take part in an Erasmus+ project in Turkey (…)

Throughout the sessions, I learned a lot about how to be an active citizen, how to deal with different social issues and how to educate the future generation…”

Alexandra Herceg

Testimonials...

“I had an incredible 10 days in Riga, Latvia, in my first Erasmus plus project (…) I engaged with youths from other European countries on possible initiatives of waste management and recycling…”

Caleb Mwenda

“…In Cefalù, Sicily, we spent this time learning about self-awareness, stereotypes, the difficulties of communication, and group dynamics non-formally. We defined and created a collective safe space. We built bridges of understanding and empathy by listening actively…”

Fanni Molnár

Introducing...

Our leadership

Heemanshu Gupta

Founder & Director

FAQs

Do you have any questions? Well, maybe we can resolve them by answering these frequently asked questions.

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For more information, you can contact: creativeyouthacademy[at]outlook.com

Yes. Creative Youth Academy Hungary is a non-profit organisation with a core mission to provide a platform where young people can explore and express their creativity, whether it be in the arts, technology, or other innovative fields.

Your accommodation and 3 meals per day are pre-booked by us. Normally, you will have meal options (vegan, vegetarian, halal, etc.) to choose from. Please inform us about it one month before the program starts.

  1. You will receive an email from us or a message on Facebook/Instagram. We prefer the latter one as it’s fast so make sure to check them regularly.
  2. You will have 24 hours to confirm your participation. If you don’t answer we will offer the place to the next applicant on the waiting list until all seats are full.
  3. If you confirm your participation, we will add you to the group chat for that project where you can meet with other participants going to that project. There you will have all the necessary information about the next steps.
  4. What’s next? buy the tickets and fly 😉
    Note: Normally, travel reimbursement is done three months after the program but sometimes it can be done on the last day of the project too. It depends on the program.
  5. You need to submit original paper tickets, invoices, and boarding passes for reimbursement. If you have them in digital format then you can send them to us online.
  6. You are advised to carry your passport and residence permit when travelling, especially to non-Schengen countries.

Health and travel insurance are the responsibility of each participant that is you have to arrange it yourself. Normally, EU citizens have European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which is sufficient for them.

Participants have to arrive on the arrival day and depart on the departure day. No excuses (exam, doctor, etc.) for these.

You can arrive anytime on the arrival day and depart anytime on the departure day. Usual check-in starts at 14:00 on the arrival day and checkout is at 12:00 on the departure day.

You will get dinner on the arrival day if you arrive by dinner time and breakfast on the departure day if you depart after breakfast time.
You are allowed to stay two days before the project or after the project at your own expense and still get the travel reimbursed. We will not cover any expenses for the extra days you may stay.

In the Erasmus program, participants have to buy their own travel (flights/train/bus) tickets. After the program, it gets reimbursed up to the travel budget mentioned in the post.

 

The standard travel budget is if traveling by plane. Green travel budget is if travelling by bus or train (or carpooling if short distance). (not every program will have a green travel budget)

 

If you go one way by plane and the other way by bus/train then it will count under the standard budget. No mixing of standard and green travel budget.

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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;