Eszter Boros, founder of the Careers in the Common Good project, helps us with some very useful advice:
CCG is coming up on our third annual summer programme! Those on the ground are often the best positioned to tell it like it is…so we asked a few participants from previous CCG programmes about their impressions. Participants came from various countries from Eastern Europe and beyond. They had diverse ways to find their way to our events: through newsletters, Facebook group posts and by specifically searching for a project kick-off programme on Google. No matter the way, we were happy to get to know them and keep in touch as alumni!
Eszter has been working with us for over two years but some of the details about the motives and inspiration behind this initiative were news to us too. So we looked behind the scenes at Careers in the Common Good with her:
Careers in the Common Good (CCG) was created out of a desire to contribute to a more open, innovative Eastern Europe. Our mission is to inspire the youth of Central and Eastern Europe to apply their passion for the enrichment of their communities: there are as many paths as there are people, and we seek to empower young adults to find the path that is right for them.
This ten day event is designed for young adults in the region to acquire vital skills for the 21st century job market, to learn about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, to reflect on their career paths and goals, and to be able to implement hands-on practices to initiate local change.