CYF '21 Program

Review the rich program for the CYF that took place during October 2021. We hosted several of the most forward-thinking changemakers and young leaders in Budapest.

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Students & young professionals registered for CYF 2021
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Different countries represented among CYF '21 registrants
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Free sessions, panel discussions & interactive workshops were hosted
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Networking events with wine tasting experiences for CYF attendees

Main Hall

Hamvas Room
  • Plenaries & Keynotes
  • The Presidents' Roundtable: Navigating Youth-related Challenges and Opportunities in Hungary
  • The Conference on the Future of Europe - Role of Youth in Shaping the Future
    (Session A & B)
  • Become a Changemaker
    (Session C)
  • Youth Mobility
    (Session D)
Workshops & Exhibition
Juhar Room
  • Career Fair & Networking (Exhibition)
  • The Theatre of Communication
    (Session C)
  • Youth-led Climate Action 4 Our Futures
    (Session D)

Workshops

Lótusz Room
  • GenZ Diplomacy
    (Session A)
  • Youth for Sustainability
    (Session B)
  • Think Global, Act Local
    (Session C)
  • MYCOlive Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    (Session D)

Workshops

Rekettye Room
  • New Connections:
    MyStory is YourStory, based on LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology
    (Session A)
  • Learn to Code & 3D Design
    (Session B)
  • The Future of Leadership
    (Session C)
  • The Future of Freelancing
    (Session D)

Program Details

Welcoming & Keynotes (Hamvas terem)
09:00 - 10:00

Opening remarks

#CYFbudapest #youthleadership #youthchallenges #youthempowerment #YouthinHungary

Craig V. Johnson – Chair of the Changemakers Youth Forum, Founder & Co-Creator of the GiLE Foundation

Ambassador Katalin Bogyay – Diplomat, President of the United Nations Association of Hungary.

Jan Peloza – President at the European Youth Card Association and Acting Secretary General at the International Youth Health Organization.

Jacques Spelkens – Board member of CSR Europe and Senior CSR Advisor at ENGIE Benelux

 

The Presidents’ Roundtable: Navigating Youth-related challenges and opportunities in hungary
10:00 - 11:00

Roundtable discussion

#CYFbudapest #youthleadership #youthchallenges #youthempowerment #YouthinHungary

Daniel Al-Nuwaihi – President of AIESEC Hungary

Lilla Bartuszek – Secretary-General of V4SDG

István Kárász – President of Pact4Youth Association Hungary

Bernadett Pintér – President of Erasmus Student Network Hungary

Tereza Suk – President of International Diplomatic Students Association (IDSA)

Pál Weisz – President of Simonyi Károly Szakkollégium

It seldom happens that leaders of impactful youth organisations share the stage together to engage in meaningful and thought-provoking discussions. During this roundtable discussion, we’ll discuss what each leader hopes to achieve with their organisation’s involvement in this annual forum, and we’ll unpack its thematic areas: Youth for Skills and Youth for Future. Furthermore, after shedding light on some of the major challenges that youth face in Hungary and the wider region, we’ll discuss practical solutions to address them as well as how stakeholders and the broader business community can get involved to help plot the way forward for the future of Hungary.

Break (20 Minutes)

Session (A) 11:20 - 12:20

Hamvas Room

The Conference on the Future of Europe - Role of Youth in Shaping the Future (Part 1)

Panel discussion

#CYFbudapest #TheFutureIsYours #youthleadership #EUdemocracy #youthparticipation #youth2030

Pact4Youth Hungary

Balint HorvathPhDCircular Economy Regional Policy Officer, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hungary and Slovakia

István Kárász – President of Pact4Youth Hungary

Zsófia Rácz – Deputy State Secretary for Youth Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office

Tamás Rentz – Head of Sustainable Development Department at the Hungarian Ministry for Innovation and Technology

Nóra Rodek, PhD – Senior Lecturer at University of Pannonia & Founder of The Rodek Method (CSR EMAT

Jacques Spelkens – Board member of CSR Europe and Senior CSR Advisor

A panel discussion on the Conference on the Future of Europe, a year-long dialogue between citizens and the EU, finishing in a plenary session in the European Parliament. The European Youth Card Association its members and partners, created the #STANDFORSOMETHING campaign and created a continent-wide survey to address policy makers on the most important issues that youth is facing. 2022 will be the European Year of Youth – how can we contribute to shaping the future? What is the role of local, national and European decision-makers in making a more sustainable socio-economic environment and how will the European Green Deal impact youth and the future of work?

Juhar Room

Career Fair & Networking (Exhibition)

Open session

#CYFbudapest #careerfair #networking #professionaldevelopment #opportunities #volunteering #internships #careerstart #self-branding

Changemakers Youth Forum

Whether you’re launching your career or revamping it, don’t miss this free opportunity to connect with organisations and companies looking for volunteers or entry-level professionals. Gain unique insight into the skills needs of businesses and find out what HR managers are looking for in potential employees.

 

Meet Youth Organisations

Are you interested in skills and professional development, career building or expanding your network? Come explore youth mobility and youth volunteer opportunities by chatting to representatives from local and regional youth organisations.

Lótusz Room

GenZ Diplomacy: skills to gain and challenges to face

Presentation

#CYFbudapest #youthdiplomacy #moderndiplomacy #genZ #challenges #gainskills #professionaldevelopment #internationalcooperation

International Diplomatic Students Association (IDSA)

Ambassador Katalin Bogyay – 15th Permanent Delegate of Hungary to the United Nations (2015-2020), Permanent Delegate to the UNESCO in Paris (2009-2014)

In this session, we discuss the future of diplomacy, what is required from a young leader aspiring to be a diplomat, what challenges they have to face in this day and age, and how it has changed over the years. Hear from diplomatic experts about practical diplomacy, skills required by youth and skills gaps to address. We will share information about the possibilities to bridge these gaps and how the demand for abilities in the field of diplomacy might change in the near future.

Rekettye Room

New Connections: MyStory is YourStory, based on LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology

Workshop

#CYFbudapest #YouthForSkills #komolyjáték #legoseriousplay #lsp

HelloRobotika

Viola Székely – Certified Facilitator with the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method, HelloRobotika

Ágnes Vad – Certified Human Potential and Business Coach, HelloRobotika

Explore yourself and your story in this LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshop to learn about the importance of communication skills and empathy, the importance of listening and storytelling, understanding people’s behaviour and the way their actions and decisions come to life. This session will present a new way of thinking and help you develop a new attitude for group collaboration and cooperation, leading to a deeper appreciation for others. The cosy and accepting environment will help you develop key instincts about people that will make your leadership style standout. Attendance is limited to 20.

Lunch Break (40 Minutes)

Session (B) 13:00 - 14:00

Hamvas Room

The Conference on the Future of Europe - Youth Shaping the Future (Part 2)

World Cafe Session

#CYFbudapest #TheFutureIsYours #youthleadership #SDGs #youthparticipation #youth2030 #EUdemocracy

István Kárász – President of Pact4Youth Hungary

Lilla Bartuszek – Secretary-General of V4SDG

Lilla Bartuszek – Sustainable infrastructure
Réka Bogár – Quality Education
Balint Horvath, PhD – Circular Economy
Fanni Kelemen – Framework for regional sustainable cooperation
Szabina Laskai – V4 as a Global Actor
Rodek Nóra, PhD – Innovation and Sustainable economy
Tamás Rentz – National and European sustainability policies & Youth in policy making
Jacques Spelkens – Corporate Social Responsibility
Tímea Tüttő – Agricultural & Rural development

Join this World Café to contribute your voice to the discussions and recommendations on the topics (listed above) from the Conference on the Future of Europe through the #STANDFORSOMETHING Campaign. #STANDFORSOMETHING is a youth engagement campaign coordinated by the European Youth Card Association and funded by the European Parliament, organised to contribute to the Conference on the Future of Europe.

Juhar Room

Career Fair & Networking (Exhibition)

Open session

#CYFbudapest #careerfair #networking #professionaldevelopment #opportunities #volunteering #internships #careerstart #self-branding

Changemakers Youth Forum

Whether you’re launching your career or revamping it, don’t miss this free opportunity to connect with organisations and companies looking for volunteers or entry-level professionals. Gain unique insight into the skills needs of businesses and find out what HR managers are looking for in potential employees.

 

Meet Youth Organisations

Are you interested in skills and professional development, career building or expanding your network? Come explore youth mobility and youth volunteer opportunities by chatting to representatives from local and regional youth organisations.

Lótusz Room

Youth for Sustainability

Workshop

#CYFbudapest #SDGs #youth2030 #SDGyouth #sustainability

V4SDG – Visegrad for Sustainability

Zsófia Rácz – Deputy State Secretary for Youth Affairs in Hungary

This is a workshop to discuss and discover the Sustainable Development Goals, their interconnectedness, and the role of youth participation.

 

Activities and debates will be facilitated to critically question the conceptual design of the SDGs, applicability in our lives and for the future of humankind. We will talk about how the new generation thinks differently and acts differently in response to the climate and economic crises – what can we do as a collective? how to take action to change our current unsustainable practices and way of life? Can we do anything to have our voices heard? How does the government play a role?

Rekettye Room

Learn to Code & Discover 3D Design

Workshop

#CYFbudapest #digitalskills #womeninIT #learntocode #ITtraining

Simonyi Károly Szakkollégium

András Borbás – Enthusiastic Web Mentor at Simonyi Károly Szakkollégium
László Sepsi – Enthusiastic Web Mentor at Simonyi Károly Szakkollégium
Julianna Bódog – 3D Mentor at Simonyi Károly Szakkollégium
Dániel Sáfár – Enthusiastic Member at Simonyi Károly Szakkollégium

Computers rapidly became one of the most used tools in our lives, mainly because they help us to connect with each other. During this session we will offer participants the opportunity to learn about coding as well as 3D design:
Learn to Code: In this workshop, we want to introduce you to the exciting world of Web Development and provide guidance to explore it.

3D Design: Our presentation will showcase 3D design uses and dive a bit deeper into its details and types.

Break (10 Minutes)

Session (C) 14:10 - 15:10

Hamvas Room

Become a Changemaker

Workshop

#CYFbudapest #beachangemaker #youthleadership #changemakerstoolkit

GiLE Foundation, IDSA, P4Y Hungary & ESN HU

Thomas Banza – Youth Partnership Coordinator, GiLE Foundation

Shivaan Munnisunker – Project Manager: European Solidarity Corps, GiLE Foundation.

Flora Kisbarnai – IDSA

Zsuzsa Barnóczki – Communications Manager, Pact for Youth Hungary

Bernadett Pintér – President of Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Hungary

Join this presentation and discussion to learn about our Changemakers Toolkit. This toolkit serves as a meaningful guide for aspiring changemakers who want to make a positive impact in their community. Participants will learn the tools and frameworks that can help them articulate the problem they wish to solve, detail the specific needs of the community and people affected by the problem, understand the role players and stakeholders involved, find solutions that are practical, create an effective strategy, set goals, and learn how to communicate and market your idea to gather broader support.

Juhar Room

The Theatre of Communication

Workshop

#CYFbudapest #YouthForSkills #lathamflow #scallabouche #appliedimprovisation #communicationskills

LathamFlow and Scallabouche Theatre

Alexis Latham – Founder of LathamFlow and Director of Scallabouche Theatre

Like it or not there is a lot of theatre involved in everyday communication.  According to the Sociologist Philip Goffman, there is a constant flow of theatre happening in our everyday lives when we interact with each other and most of it is so well learnt that we are almost unconscious of how we take part and the roles we ourselves play. This 60-minute practical workshop is designed to raise your awareness, to give you an insight into the types of roles you are comfortable playing, why you play them and how you can better understand and interact with other styles of behaviour that you may find a challenge.   There are many theatrical practices and theatrical philosophies that can be applied in our everyday communication to improve the way we connect with those around us. Learning how to communicate with more clarity has tremendous benefits, including enhancing your ability to build longer and more trusting relationships.

Lótusz Room

Think Global, Act Local

Workshop

#CYFbudapest #YouthLeadership #GlobalCitizen #AIESECinHungary #YouthOrganization

AIESEC in Hungary

Marcell Kovács – Head of Business Development at AIESEC in Hungary

Do you believe you have an impact on big global issues? Or you think that you are too small to make a difference?
In this session, we will talk about global citizenship. It’s about how open we are to what is happening around us in the world and whether we can influence it. We will try to give you a perspective on acting locally, taking small steps. During this process, we will touch on the topic of news and media, youth leadership, how we see our surroundings and the possibilities to have an impact on it. The main goal is to make you think. To provoke more thoughts and conversations, you will have some interactive tasks that will help you get an idea on how you can make a difference, what you can do from tomorrow, that will have a positive impact.

Rekettye Room

The Future of Leadership

Workshop

#CYFbudapest #leadershipskills #futureleaders #training #corporateculture

GE Gas Power

Valeriano Donzelli – Executive, Global Supply Chain & Inclusion and Diversity Leader at GE Gas Power

The world is changing at an unprecedented speed… but what is happening in the realm of Leadership? During this session, we will share valuable insights on how leadership paradigms, principles, and role-models are shifting toward more humane values, and how this is going to impact workplaces in the next decade.

 

During this session, you will have the opportunity to hear how large corporations are shaping their talents and (future) leaders around shared values while becoming more and more intentional on creating cultures where Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) are key enablers to high performing organisations.

Break (10 Minutes)

Session (D) 15:20 - 16:20

Hamvas Room

Youth Mobility

Mobility Cafe

#CYFbudapest #erasmus #stipendium_hungaricum

ESN Hungary

AIESEC Hungary

Márton Beer – National Representative at ESN Hungary

Bernadett Pinter – President at ESN Hungary

Marcell Kovács – Head of Business Development at AIESEC in Hungary

Grab a complimentary coffee and join this session to hear about and discuss different mobility opportunities for youth presented by ESN Hungary and AIESEC. Ask questions to students who have participated in these travel, study and learning experiences and listen to their stories. Information will be shared about the Erasmus+ program in Hungary and internships supported by AIESEC.

Juhar Room

Youth-led Climate Action 4 Our Futures

Workshop

#CYFbudapest #sustainaware #sustainawareproject #climaware #sustainawareprojekt #competencemodel #kompetenciamodell #wtfisclimatechange #wtfazaklímaváltozás #ClimateAction #euki

Sustainaware

Viktor Jósa – Freelance Consultant & Educator for Climate Action

Lilla Bartuszek – Project Consultant & Secretary-General of V4SDG 

WTF is climate change? Join us to learn about climate change education and what role you have to play to help safeguard our futures. We will present the Sustainaware project, an educational competence model on climate change education in Hungary, provide training resources, and discuss innovative tools that you can use to inform yourself and your peers about climate change. University students and career entrants are welcome to join this training and interact with innovative tools, while developing their public-speaking and training skills.

Lótusz Room

MYCOlive Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Presentation

#CYFbudapest #entrepreneurship #innovation #skills #FutureofWork

Briefly.work

Mani Yanika – CEO & Co-founder at MYCOlive

Learn about Entrepreneurship and Innovation and how it can help to build the skillsets of the future whether in corporate setting or when pursuing a start-up.

The session will include an introduction of MYCOlive, a top Budapest-based start-up that provides eco-living and eco-working designer apartments through its booking platform. We will discuss real examples of innovation during crisis, as well as soft and hard skills that’s needed in the future of work such as resilience, problem solving skills and attention to detail (customer focused).

We will also cover the importance of execution and highlight a few useful tips for business planning, stakeholder engagement such as how to navigate corporate culture, and building your personal brand.

Rekettye Room

The Future of Freelancing

Workshop

#CYFbudapest #freelancing #remotework #digitalnomads

Briefly.work

Réka Bittera – Co-Founder of Briefly.work

Join us for a conversation on the future of freelancing.

I’m sure you’ve heard clichés like new generations are unable to hold a “real” job and this is why they become freelancers. Our mission is to prove that Millenials and Gen Z are not lazy, not irresponsible and definitely not quitters. We want to create new opportunities for them so they don’t need to organize their lives around work, but start planning their work around life.”

We kick off the session with a short talk about new ways of working: remote work, freelancing, digital nomads. The talk will function as catalysts for the following workshop in which we invite participants to help imagine how the future could be shaped through designing a number of preferable future scenarios.
Break (10 Minutes)

Closing Plenary Session

Closing Plenary - Hamvas Room, Main Hall
16:30 - 17:00

#CYFbudapest #cyfclosing #timetosaygoodbye #allgoodthingsmustcometoanend #seeyounextyear #letsparty

Changemakers Youth Forum

Closing remarks, recap of the forum sessions, main take-aways and next steps (recommendations from the forum based on youth engagement and participant input). Information provided on the post-event social program (let’s party!). Join our online network to stay updated on the next forum, and stay in-touch!

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