careers in the common good

applications are open!

The 2020 Youth Week is scheduled to run 24 July–2 August. Applications are open now!

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation, we are looking into online and offline solutions. You can still apply now and will not be asked to commit until the final programme has been set.

Contact us if you have any questions, or sign up for our newsletter to get notified about the next events. If you're interested in joining us as a volunteer or a workshop facilitator, please check out our Get Involved page.

UPDATE: Like all of you, we've been watching the COVID-19 situation closely and are taking steps to reduce our own risks of community transmission. At present, we are continuing to plan for Youth Week to take place in Hungary in July/August; however, we will continue to monitor new information and update you if a delay or a shift to an online programme is necessary. In the meantime, please wash your hands, disinfect your phone and practice social distancing—and if you're in the mood for company while self-quarantined, send us an email! We'd love to hear from you.

Application questions

In the application, you'll be asked to provide some basic information about your background and to answer the following questions:

  • We all have role models, be those our grandma, a teacher or a famous person. At one point, someone has inspired us. Tell us about someone who has inspired you and why! (max 120 words)
  • The question 'Where do you see yourself in five years?' is never simple to answer. So, let's start easy: What do you want your next two years to look like? (max 120 words)
  • Why are you interested in CCG? What do you hope to get out of your time with us? (max 120 words)
  • Look at the United Nations' 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Choose the one that most closely relates to your motivations and interests. Why did you choose this particular one? (max 300 words)

Participant Contribution

Careers in the Common Good is committed to making our courses as accessible as possible. The maximum participant contribution is €70, but in line with our value of accessibility, waivers are available to participants for whom that fee presents a hardship. The waiver application is separate from the course application.

Each waiver application is read by at least two people. Waiver applications are evaluated based on meeting our basic criteria and submitting all required information (20%) and fit with CCG's ethos (80%).

You'll be asked the following question in the waiver application: Our everyday activities matter. What food we eat, how we talk to our neighbours and how we get to school all leave a mark. What does your day-to-day life look like? How do you believe you impact the people around you? (appr. 500 words)