About Us


Emese Petrik, Air navigation company

Emese Petrik studied work and organisational psychology. Before finishing university, she started a full-time 'grown-up' job at the Hungarian air navigation organisation as an OD consultant. A few years later she became a business coach and an action learning team coach.

Malte Steinhoff, TeachSurfing

After finishing his Bachelor's in Business Informatics and working at IBM for 3 years, Malte followed his curiosity to venture into the field of non-formal education. At the center of his work stand his passions for life-long learning, meditation, self-empowerment and emotional healing.

A self-described tech geek and ex-entrepreneur, Tomas Machalicek has experience establishing sustainable businesses and currently works as an IT consultant in Prague.

Sonia Wargacka is a founder of a global social impact video production company, DoesItFeelGood.com. A Polish-born, UK-based filmmaker and entrepreneur, Sonia started her career working as an assistant producer at Screenology Film School in Bristol. In 2018, she decided to connect her passions for travelling and social impact by launching a business with her partner Ben. Together they have completed projects on 5 continents, promoting social enterprises, female empowerment summits and organisations providing employment for minorities.

An assistant lecturer of public international law, András Hárs is also an organiser and coach of national and international competitions with a mild passion of visiting foreign lands and absorbing as many different cultures as possible.

Zsolt Szekeres is a legal officer and coordinator for the Hungarian Helsinki Committee. He provides legal assistance and representation for asylum-seekers and recipients of international protection, primarily unaccompanied children. He also takes part in the HHC's strategic litigation work, coordinates the Hungarian asylum lawyers' network, and serves as the Hungarian focal point of the European Legal Network on Asylum (ELENA).

A facilitator and project coordinator at the Academy of Innovation, Natalia Skorik's work entails implementing youth exchanges, trainings and seminars for youth workers, especially with youth from conflict territories.

An associate project officer at the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, Iulia Jolley-Socea has 10 years of experience in developing, managing and communicating on social change projects, as well as extensive experience in assessing learning needs, developing and delivering (blended) learning programmes to diverse audiences. She is deeply committed to working towards systemic and inclusive change, guided by conflict sensitivity and the Do No Harm principle.

Jetnor Kasmi is a political scientist specialising in Development Policy and Political Economy currently serving as a public official at the Albanian Ministry of Finance and Economy. Having studied in the US and South Korea, Jetnor is interested in cultural conflict, migration and education policies, project management and participatory governance.

Mile Krstev, Association for Nature, Environment, and Sustainable Development – Sunce

An environmental engineering graduate, Mile Krstev is currently working on environmental protection and education with Association Sunce in Croatia through the European Solidarity Corps Programme. He has worked with children and youth both as a STEM educator in schools and as a facilitator of social-justice-oriented summer programmes through the United World Colleges.

Gábor Horváth, Ministry of Finance, Hungary

With extensive experience in diplomacy and sustainable development, Gábor Horváth is especially interested in designing policies that both enhance economic growth and improve environmental sustainability and social cohesion. His work experience with the OECD provides a familiarity with the best research and best practices in this field.

Tamás Csontos, IFUA Horvath & Partners

A management consultant, Tamás Csontos has 10+ years of international work experience, utilising project management, effective communication, and complex problem-solving skills.

Social Project Introduction

Eszter Boros, Coaching Akademie Berlin

Eszter Boros is a management accountant with experience in event management, marketing and sales. She’s also the founder and coordinator of Careers in the Common Good, which inspires young adults from Eastern Europe to pursue meaningful careers.

Social Project Kick-Off

Nikolett Fazekas

Nikolett Fazekas earned her Bachelor's degree from Corvinus University in Budapest. With interests in social businesses and small business administration, she is currently studying Danish and serves as the Social Project coordinator for CCG.

Sustainable Development Goals

Alexandra Zalaföldi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Alexandra Zalaföldi is a cultural professional, having worked with and within EU institutions. She studied International Relations and currently works at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Hungary—as well as serving as CCG's content coordinator.

Alexandra's workshops focus on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Zooming In & Project in Context

Ádám Marjai, LogMeIn

Ádám Marjai has worked in the computer software industry for four years. As a product designer at LogMeIn, his job is to make software easy to use and aesthetically pleasing. He's also a board member and marketing manager for UWC Hungary, an educational non-profit organization. In his free time, Ádám likes reading and hiking.


Eszter Gresó

A student of Business Administration and Management at Corvinus University, Eszter Gresó won the Social Impact Award Hungary 2019 in the social startup entrepreneur category. Her interests range from animal rescue to photography.

Davor Petreski is a writer, developer, and a Master’s student of education. He is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Adult Education at the University of Glasgow and is developing an AAC mobile app to help non-verbal children and adults with communication. His interests lie between philosophy, technology and education.

Public Speaking in the Internet Age

Tamzin Mitchell

Tamzin Mitchell is a writer and editor. Her writing has appeared in Waxwing, Cosmonauts Avenue, Crannóg, and elsewhere, and has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. She currently serves as the communications manager for CCG.

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