New Academy for Global Governance Innovators is looking for student participants

Exploring new ways to have your say in climate policy? Yes, you can! Have your say and join our upcoming project at the Academy for Global Governance Innovators! The Academy for Global Governance Innovators is calling all interested THUAS students from all faculty backgrounds to join its new project focusing on Youth participation in climate policy. This 10 weeks long student-led project starting in mid-September will connect you to leading experts in the various fields of climate mitigation and adaptation and allow for a truly multidisciplinary, creative and innovative cooperation.

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About the Academy 

 The Academy is a new initiative within the Centre of Expertise for Global Governance and focuses on innovative projects where students, lecturers, researchers, and practitioners collaborate, developing new solutions to emerging global challenges. As a platform for collaboration, the Academy offers unparalleled opportunities for students to expand their network, work on multidisciplinary projects, hone their skills, and broaden their knowledge about issues that will no doubt shape the future. In each project cycle,  students are designing and creating concrete professional products, coached by leading experts within their respective field.  

About the theme

No doubt -  young people have a crucial part to play in advocating, campaigning and devising solutions for the current climate crisis. Youth agency, participation and collaboration is a transformative, yet sometimes marginalized, concept within discussions around the adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. Young people now have a moment to shift the dominant power structures in place and promote a climate change policy that works for their future.  How can youth agency within the climate change policy movement encourage citizen participation? And what solutions can be designed and implemented to mitigate climate change? This is your chance to have your say and bring your creative and collaborative spirit and ideas to the table!

What does this mean for you?

 The Academy for Global Governance Innovators provides students with the opportunity to develop skills outside of the classroom and receive certificates of participation, demonstrating that students can understand and tackle practical challenges faced by current professionals. The coaching and exposure to experts offered by the Academy to students will expand their network as they work with experts and receive valuable insight and feedback. The programme’s multidisciplinary form allows for the  development of critical and design thinking skills, applied research skills, campaigning, communication and organizational skills, policy drafting and publication advice. This is a chance to collaborate on professional deliverables with experts in the field while developing new skills, networking and achieving real life exposure to the future workplace.  

We are looking for students in their 3rd or 4th year of studies, but motivated students in their 2nd year of studies will also be considered. The programme is in English. The Academy will run over 10 weeks between mid-September until December. The Academy requires 2 contact hours per week and another 2-3 hours of project work per week. At the end of project all participants receive a certificate of attendance.

 Are you a future Global Governance Innovator? Please send a brief motivation letter to express your interest to by 2 July 2021.  For any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr Tamara Takács, senior researcher and coordinator of the Academy for Global Governance Innovators at