Visegrad for Sustainability

solving today's challenges with tomorrow’s leaders

V4SDG is a non-profit organisation led by young professionals, strengthening partnership and leadership for sustainability in the Visegrad Group (V4).

our mission

WITH V4SDG, WE ARE TURNING THE SUSTAINABILITY QUEST INTO AN OPPORTUNITY.

In 2015, the member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an ambitious plan to fix what is wrong with our planet until the year 2030.

Achieving the goals is not negotiable. It is the only way to tackle the challenges of climate change, growing inequalities and the tech revolution together. If we don’t act, we fall behind, even risk extinction.

At the same time, sustainability is an opportunity for innovation and social revival.

WE MUST UNLOCK ITS POTENTIAL THROUGH CREATIVE ACTION.

V4SDG is pursuing three goals BY 2020 to facilitate that:

1

CREATE THE SUSTAINABILITY PLATFORM OF THE V4

We scan our countries making contact with NGOs, academics, companies and government actors working for sustainability to set up a searchable network that makes it easy to cooperate on the SDGs in the Visegrad Group.

2

BUILD THE V4 LAB OF YOUNG SDG-PROFESSIONALS

V4SDG aims to grow its community to 100 young professionals and researchers working on all 17 SDGs by mid-2020, to create a think tank of fresh minds that can supply the brainpower for sustainability projects across the V4 and beyond.

3

SECURE A V4 SUSTAINABILITY PACT FROM OUR GOVERNMENTS

Governments could do the most for sustainability: with V4SDG, we are lobbying them everywhere in the V4 to enter into high-level cooperation for the SDGs, committing to ambitious common targets and projects that can unleash our collective potential to innovate and achieve sustainability.

NEWS AND IDEAS

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ADVOCACY

Speaking up for sustainability, changing the mindset for a better life for all.

  • Providing Training and Education
  • Representing Sustainability Interests in Governance
  • Sharing Knowledge and Practises
  • Taking Ideas and Perspectives to the Globlal Stage
  • Organising Grassroots Action

NETWORKING

Building partnership across sectors, making cooperation for sustainability easier.

  • Building Community through Events
  • Strengthening Cross-Sectoral Partnership
  • Matchmaking for Sustainability Projects
  • Creating the V4 Sustainability Network
  • Partnering with International Sustainability Initiatives

CONSULTANCY

developing sustainability ideas, working with you on game-changing solutions.

  • Advising Leaders on Sustainability Strategy
  • Consulting Organisations and Companies on Sustainability Practises
  • Providing Inputs for Research
  • Producing Papers and Op-Eds
  • Providing Support for Policy Design

GET IN TOUCH

OUR CAUSE DOES NOT GET MUCH LOVE IN THE REGION YET, WE COULD USE MORE.

HELP US MAKE THE V4 LEAD IN SUSTAINABILITY!
Facing a sustainability challenge? Just interested? Need some minds on it?

Go no further, we are here for you!
we can always use new hands...

fill our recruitment form, and let's make the dream real together!

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ANDRÁS VOLOM

President

András is a co-founder of V4SDG who served as the first Youth Delegate of Hungary to the UN. He is also the Curator of the Budapest Hub of Global Shapers, a community launched by the World Economic Forum, Youth Delegate of the EU to G7, and an Associate of King’s College London.

KRISZTINA ZÁLNOKY

Global Relations Lead

Krisztina is a co-founder of V4SDG and a Global Trainer at IDEAS Globally. She served on the Editorial Board of the International Public Policy Review at University College London, where she completed her MSc in Public Policy. Before joining our team, she gained experience in the private sector with KPMG.

RAFAL FABIANOWICZ

V4 Relations Focal Point

Rafal is a doctoral student at Andrássy University Budapest focusing on sustainability and democracy in Central Eastern Europe. Recently, he also joined Schneider Electric as a sustainability consultant. At V4SDG, he takes care of V4 relations.

LEVENTE SÁRAI-SZABÓ

Secretariat Lead

Levente heads V4SDG’s secretariat, taking care of administrative matters, legal issues, funding and finance. Previously, he gained experience in the private sector and as a County President of the Hungarian Red Cross Youth.

DASA VASILOVA

Czech Republic Team Lead

Dasa is V4SDG’s main point of contact in Prague. Before joining us, she gained experience as a freelance sustainability consultant in New Zealand and at the Czech Mission to the UN in Geneva. She holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Masaryk University Brno.

FEDERIKA FAIT

Hungary Team Lead

Fede is a co-founder of V4SDG and our resident representative in Budapest. While managing the Hungarian team, she also works on setting up the first sustainability-focused school of Hungary, RealSchool Budapest. She is a graduate of Erasmus University in MS Global Business and Sustainability.

AGATA KRZASTEK

Poland Team Lead

Agata is V4SDG’s first point of contact in Poland, based in Krakow. She served as the Youth Delegate of Poland to the UN, and the Polish youth representative to the 7th ASEF Rectors’ Conference. Besides coordinating our Polish team, she reads Law at the Jagiellonian University.

LILLA BARTUSZEK

Slovakia Focal Point

Lilla is a member of our V4 Relations Team and interim focal point for Slovakia. She is a student leader reading Law at the Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest, and a graduate of the European Academy of Diplomacy.

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