"In high school, I had the privilege to participate in exchange programs and international events. This gave me the chance to learn about the world in a unique way: through friendships.
Since then, I have lived in four different countries, speak four languages fluently, acquired three university degrees, travelled the world and connected people.
While travelling the world, I became aware of my privileges: my bilingual education and my intercultural friendships. Now, I want to enable others to have access to similar opportunities. This way, I can use my event manager skills and my business knowledge for a good cause."
Social Project Coordinator
"After moving to the capital from a little village I realised I missed out on numerous opportunities because I lived in the countryside. I didn't have the chance to see a great act in the theatre, to experience the differences between cultures, to go to a museum on Saturday evening or just to have a nice conversation with someone from the other side of the world over to a great beer.
Since then the world has opened to me, and I try to make the most out of it. The most important part—I get to know myself."
"I’m a writer by training, a wanderer by nature, and passionate about making learning a lifelong process. Chronic wanderlust, curiosity about other cultures, and a flexible job have led me to live in five countries so far and to travel to many more. I value the impact people can make through their stories."
"My passion for culture started at the age of three when I took up ballet. Though I replaced it with yoga after 13 years, this passion grew throughout the years. I completed my university studies in the field of International Relations focused on EU affairs and cultural policy and currently work in public administration organising year-long cultural seasons abroad. I strive to add creativity and a little sparkle to every day."
Nam vo Son
Partner Outreach Coordinator
"I am a mildly entrepreneurial pilgrim very devoted to sustainable development. I consult climate cities for a living, with a plan; usually with some maps too. Having witnessed so much decency everyplace along my journeys, I now too wish to be the change I want to see in the world."
Nikolett and Eszter met while walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in northern Spain. It was immediately clear that we viewed the world similarly and shared the same values. We both grew up with the privilege of education and of engaging in international events, which opened our eyes to the problems our region still struggles with. Through Careers in the Common Good, which we developed with Krisztina Pjeczka, we seek to change the status quo and promote opportunities for the youth of Eastern and Central Europe. Since the inception of CCG-SC, our mission has proven contagious: Alexandra, Nam and Tamzin all helped with the 2019 Summer Course (as workshop facilitator, panelist and logistical support, respectively) before joining the organiser team.
We are an international team, located in Budapest, Berlin and Aarhus. Our passion and inspiration unite us and keep us moving forward.