careers in the common good
Our mission is to inspire the young adults to apply their passion for the enrichment of their communities.
CCG was born of a desire to contribute to a more open Central and Eastern Europe. We want to contribute to a more inclusive society, give chances to those with fewer opportunities, use our talents for the common good and encourage others to do so too. Our programmes offer young adults a chance to explore career options, learn from experts working across the region and develop their own innovative projects.
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Our vision and mission
A Central and Eastern Europe that is open-minded and full of opportunities
Inspire the young adults to apply their passion for the enrichment of their communities
Many young adults believe in a better world but are uncertain of how best to make an impact. With an emphasis on sustainability, human rights, social entrepreneurship and self-reflection, we show what young adults can accomplish in varied fields, what sort of skills and knowledge are required for a given task—and how much is possible even when resources are limited. We also aim to show that any skills can be used for the common good, and any position can be fulfilled with social responsibility in mind.
We are guided by our core values of accessibility, learning through doing, and regional focus.
Diverse Career Paths
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. We showcase various jobs, their reality and the paths that lead to it. We believe that one can find the common good with any skillsets and interest, and we enable young (and not so young) adults to craft their own path.
It is vital to us that participants and workshop facilitators come from diverse linguistic, cultural, educational/field and socioeconomic backgrounds: this way we all learn from one another and broaden our minds. To this end, we organise events for free or for token amounts, look for funding opportunities and offer various waivers. We aim to make the workshops accessible to those who, due to financial or educational situations, might not ordinarily be able to reach such opportunities and resources.
Learning through doing
We are also passionate about learning through doing: learning should neither start nor end inside the classroom. We focus on interactive participatory workshops. Participants learn not only through interactive workshops and the experience of immersion in an open-minded community but also through developing Social Projects and applying them within their communities. In implementing their ideas, we encourage them to choose attainable goals and focus on every step of the process.
Focus on SDGs
We understand the common good as contributing to the world around us, may that be for fellow humans or the environment. As a guideline, we look at the SDG’s, bring them closer and tangible to participants and our greater audience. Our work is most closely tied with Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth and Goal 4: Quality Education, and through our workshops we contribute to careers and projects on any of the SDGs.
Our regional focus spotlights the potential of Central and Eastern Europe to grow more united and open-minded and to offer more opportunities to its youth. Many of our facilitators come from or work in Central and Eastern Europe, meaning - in line with the UN's definition - from the Baltics to the Balkans. We continuously seek to broaden our network in the region.
Through close work with facilitators and exchange among participants, we encourage the youth in the programme to build a community and impact their own Central and Eastern European communities and to put this region on the map.