V4SDG LAB

APPLICATIONS OPEN

Join the first sustainability expert community of the visegrad group builT by and for 100+ young professionals

Our countries need direction on the way to become champions of sustainability. We could not imagine a better contribution to that than creating a group comprised of the most dedicated young professionals, experts and researchers working on sustainability –  up to the age of 40 – in the countries of the Visegrad Group. In other words, this is our version of the Avengers: a collective of the freshest minds of our generation working on sustainability. As a member of the V4SDG Lab, you would…

This is our version of the Avengers: a collective of the freshest minds of our generation working on sustainability.

  • Become one of 100 experts

    Our members will span across a wide range of sustainability stakeholder groups from the business, academic, governmental and civil sectors. What connects them is their will to place their knowledge, expertise, experience and reputation at the service of strengthening partnership and collaboration for sustainability in the Visegrad countries. Sounds like you?

  • Envision the future with us

    V4SDG has been engaging with the idea of drafting a "V4 Sustainability Vision" for a long time. The time has come to put the idea to test. We want to work with you to develop and present an ambitious blueprint for our region's development.

  • Be our ambassador

    Represent our cause by spreading the word about importance of the Sustainable Development Goals and Visegrad-level cooperation for their achievement at various fora, platforms and events.

  • contribute

    Add your thoughts to the ideation of new project ideas, research topics and publications – op-eds, position papers, policy briefs, research papers – all aiming to tackle the challenges of sustainability.

  • advise us

    We crave fresh perspectives: consult us on the design, implementation and follow-up of the projects we engage with as an organisation.

APPLICATION ROUND I

1

The online application opened on 2 April and remains open until the end of 2020. Applicants will be notified of their status from 27 April.

APPLICATION ROUND II

2

Selected candidates will be invited to a short video interview. Due to the short timeframe, please make yourself available for the dates.

selection & notification

3

Chosen candidates will be notified of their selection promptly. Those not selected are still encouraged to stay in touch with our community.

Onboarding

4

Onboarding of chosen members into the Lab commences right after the selection process ends. It is the beginning of our common journey!

  • Perks & Benefits
  • Eligibility
  • Application Checklist
  • Profiting from the network, expertise, experience on sustainability accumulated in the Lab, therefore contributing to the extension of your own personal and professional network of contacts and knowledge;
  • Creating potential for your future career and work opportunities through the various sectoral contacts in our sustainability platform;
  • Getting to learn new, cutting-edge ideas, methods and practices in sustainability that are little known to the general public in the Visegrad countries;
  • Having an opportunity to influence the direction of future sustainability research, innovation and policy agendas in the V4;
  • Having a Lab citizenship that entitles you to benefits and services such as access to particular projects, events or job opportunities;
  • Being part of a dynamic and goal-driven international community that aims to solve the concerning issues surrounding sustainability.
  • Born after 1 January 1981;
  • Eligible countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia;
  • Demonstrated sustainability experience in research, entrepreneurship, policy, advocacy or any other related field;
  • Confident English speaking and writing skills.
  • English CV;
  • Statement of purpose addressing the followings: the origins of your interest in sustainability issues; your motivation to be part of the Lab, what you can offer to the Lab and how you hope to benefit from it, your future career plans;
  • Filled Application form (specifically addressing your membership in other organizations, record of publication and national or international project involvement (e.g. Visegrad Fund, LIFE, H2020, startups, etc.);
  • All must be submitted via the application form.

 

get in touch with our team lead

Korinna Varga is the Lead of V4SDG LAB Lead, she is a sustainability professional specialised in European agricultural, environmental and bioeconomy policy and research. Her area of expertise involves agroeology and relevant policy advisory and circular business model development for the agri-food sector in the CEE region. She has extensive expertise in project planning and management as well as strong organisational competence in working with international, multi-stakeholder consortia. She holds a master's degree in Environmental Sciences and Policy from the Central European University, plus two additional degrees in Agricultural Engineering and in Communications and Media Sciences

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process or the membership in the V4SDG Lab, feel free to contact Korinna at korinna.varga@v4sdg.com.