2021 Youth Week

30 July–8 August

2021 Youth Week

30 July–8 August

What is Youth Week?

Our 2021 Youth Week will take place 30 July–8 August.* In addition to a full complement of interactive workshops and panels on human rights, sustainability, social entrepreneurship and the 21st-century job market, participants will practise hands-on learning to develop their own Social Projects. With the UN's Sustainable Development Goals as a framework, participants identify and work to address a need in their communities.

We believe that learning should neither start nor end in the classroom—and that self-care and self-reflection are as important as input. We bring this to life in Budapest, where participants spend a full day exploring the vibrant city; in the Pilis forest, where an experienced guide leads a day-long hike; and in evening cultural nights, when participants have the opportunity to share their cultures with each other.

Participants work closely with facilitators and each other throughout the week and are provided with preparation materials and encouraged to seek out sources and angles that interest them most. This gives participants not only a better opportunity to drive their own learning, but also to foster research, teaching and public speaking skills. They also have the chance to present their Social Projects at an Open House with young professionals from the region.

Youth Week 2021 is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. Participant contribution is €30, with waivers available. Nationals and residents of Hungary, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia and Serbia are encouraged to apply.

*Youth Week is scheduled to take place outside Budapest. Should the global situation require it, we are prepared to switch to an online format.

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Does this sound like you?

    • 18+

    • National or resident of Hungary, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia or Serbia

    • Curious about world affairs, SDGs and making an impact

    • Looking for inspiration, direction, or a way to reflect on your skills, needs and goals

    • Looking for a meaningful career

    • Want to set new career goals

    • Have an idea—or too many ideas—and don’t know where to start

How to apply

  • Fill out the application (due 15 May)

  • Wait for our confirmation

  • Pay your €30 participant contribution (waivers are available)

  • Sign learning agreement

  • You’re on board!

what to expect


You will receive preparation material in advance, including Social Project Cards for inspiration and audiovisual content so that you're familiar with the concepts in the programme.

At the Online Kick-Off Session in June, you'll meet fellow participants and facilitators, start working in country teams and share your questions for better tailoring of workshops.

Youth Week

During Youth Week itself, you will dive deep into discussion with experts on climate change, human rights, social entrepreneurship and more. You'll also develop a grassroots project that you can implement within six months of Youth Week.

It's not all hard work—you can also expect daily (optional) meditation sessions, candlelight talks, self-reflection, hiking and cultural nights!


In the six months following Youth Week, you will be paired with an experienced mentor to help you troubleshoot and stay on track as you implement your project. You can accomplish a lot in half a year!

You'll also be able to stay connected with the CCG alumni community for further feedback, friendship and future events.


Join us 27 April or 6 May for an info session! We'll answer your questions on Youth Week, the application process, our contingency plans for the global health crisis and more.

2019 Open House presentation