Resilience and Energy in Vejle, Denmark

End of November the first event supported from the Power Shifts Fund 2018 took place in Denmark. All topics discussed at the Regional Selection Conference of EYP Denmark in Vejle formed around the notion of resilience, which is prominent in the public discourse of the area since Vejle is the third smallest city in the 100 Resilient Cities Network. Around 30 participants from the area and all around the country had the chance to discuss energy related and environmental topics at the Rødkilde gymnasium which generously supported the event.

We had a chance to talk to the Head Organisers of the session, Anne Seeneha Henriksen and Christian Fuglsang Pedersen, who shared with us their impressions as well as the reasons they decided to incorporate an energy related session concept.

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EYP Media Innovation Lab: successfully completed

The first ever EYP Media Innovation Lab took place in Berlin between November 29th and December 2nd. The event gathered 16 experienced EYPers from 11 countries who discussed several EYP and media related topics, such as the newly launched EYP Communication Strategy, the mission of EYP media teams, improvements of the internal and external communication, as well as consistency in the media outputs.

The participants discussed under the guidance of Klara Birchley (Editor of the International Session in Vilnius) and had the opportunity to interact with and receive input from several external experts, such as Timm Rotter (founder and managing director of the communication agency “in a nutshell”), Ira Garbuz (a communication’s specialist and former EYPer), as well as Zosia Wanat (Correspond...

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EYP Mentorship programme: What’s this all about?

In 2018, one of the noteworthy milestones for alumni activities was the launch of the first ever EYP mentorship pilot programme. It provides the alumni of the network with a chance to contribute to the personal development of current EYP participants. The aim of this initiative is to bring together young EYPers who are beginning their professional careers (and are, for example, finishing their studies and seeking their first jobs) with EYP alumni who are already experienced and can share their expertise with the next generation. This year, 18 tandems from 16 countries have met to begin this joint mentorship venture.

Meet one mentee, Isidora Smigic from Serbia and her mentor, Katharina Okulski from Ukraine who participated in the first ever EYP mentorship programme.

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