Our Mission

“Our mission is to support young people’s pursuit of a successful and meaningful life.”

The GiLE Foundation was launched in 2019 at the World Science Forum in Budapest.

It is a registered public benefit organisation that is youth-focussed and volunteer-run.

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Target Audience

At the GiLE Foundation, we primarily focus our efforts on motivated young adults, aged 18 to 35 years, who are:

Young Changemakers Aspiring Diplomats Early Career Researchers Lifelong Learners

Young Changemakers

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Young Changemakers

Self-motivated individuals who take creative action to solve pressing social or environmental challenges in their local community.

Aspiring Diplomats

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Aspiring Diplomats

Self-motivated individuals with a keen interest in international relations, diplomacy, and global affairs in general.

Early Career Researchers

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Early Career Researchers

Self-motivated individuals who are pursuing intense research activities (e.g. PhD/MA students) and who are drawn to a career in research.

Lifelong Learners

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Lifelong Learners

Self-motivated individuals who are in a healthy habit of constantly pursuing knowledge, personal development, and practical experience.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS - SDG's - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

As facilitators and change-enablers, the GiLE Foundation primarily focuses on the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) of the United Nation’s:

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Did you know?

Our last survey asked 325 people from our target audience some questions, those who registered for our Changemakers Youth Forum.

We gathered data to determined their demographic information and to understand their attitudes, challenges, needs, and the general trends among youth.

Here is a sneak peak of the results…

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“I appreciate the efforts of GILE to organise an event within the framework of the World Science Forum. The future of education is not only about the technologies. Education is still the responsibility of the student. They also have to think about how they adapt, not just the institutions”

Dr. Zoltán Dubéczi

Secretary General (Hungarian Rectors’ Conference)

Thoughts
&
Opinions

“The GILE initiative is of particular importance because it deals with the future of education systems. I think we will have a paradigm change in education, based on a number of pillars such as ethics, diversity and an interdisciplinary approach that provides flexibility.”

Dr. András Szöllősi-Nagy

Professor (National University of Public Service)

“Young people increasingly can contribute, and should contribute, to innovative solutions, driving social progress, and inspiring political initiative … The United Nation’s system approach for the International Year of Youth [is] focusing on … dialogue and mutual understanding … increased commitment and investment in youth, increased recognition in youth development as a smart investments in youth … [and] increased intercultural understanding among youth.”

Ambassador Katalin Bogyay

President, United Nations Association of Hungary

The Changemakers Youth Forum is under the patronage of the Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO.

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Our Changemakers Project is under the patronage of the Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO.

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Our Technology Partner

StellarUp x GiLE Foundation

The GiLE Foundation is proud to have a strategic technology partnership with StellarUp.

It is a customizable talent development and engagement solution, that enables us to unlock the limitless potential of young changemakers, early career researcher, and lifelong learners in our network and community.

Become A Partner or Sponsor

We are searching for partners and sponsors!

The GiLE Foundation offers meaningful opportunities to collaborate to individuals, businesses, NGOs, decision makers, or any other stakeholder with a vested interest in youth, social innovation, and solving social and environmental challenges, in Hungary or abroad.

We provide the following benefits:

Contact us for more information: 

Contact Us:

communications[at]gilefoundation.org

[Previous] Social Responsibility Collaborations:

The GiLE Foundation has previously collaborated with partners with executive coaches, trainers and institutions to deliver (demo) skills development sessions.

This video is about our previous collaboration with Business Coach Ltd, a market-leading Hungarian business coaching and skills development company.

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;