Why join Pioneers?

  • Virtual and in-person course delivery
  • Benefit from individual and group coaching
  • Tackle real-life climate change challenges
  • Guided by a systems innovation approach
  • Collaborate with a global community of 2,000+ professionals



Interested in applying for Pioneers 2021?

If you are committed to tackling climate change, keen to learn and share knowledge and interested in systems innovation thinking – then you are the kind of candidate we are looking for!

To find out if the delivery partner in your location accepts applications at the moment, please consult the calendar (available soon). Please note that you must be based in the delivery partner´s country (applies to Pioneers only) – and meet the eligibility criteria below – to participate in the programme.

Please note that applications for Pioneers 2021 will open in May 2021 or later, depending on the delivery partner´s timeline.

Are you eligible?

Individuals - Pioneers

→ A university degree in a climate change/sustainability field OR equivalent degree in another field

→ At least 4 years’ working experience in climate change/sustainability

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Organisations - Placement Hosts

→ Relevant experience in climate change and/or low-carbon economy

→ Provide 4-12 week climate-related Placement plus supervision, virtually or face-to-face

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Organisations - Challenge Owners

→ Able to provide challenge for the Pioneers Group Project

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Questions? Technical Issues?

Contact us

Climate-Kic 400

The Pioneers into Practice programme is co-ordinated by EIT Climate-KIC’s Strategic Programmes team and delivered by several EIT Climate-KIC partners across Europe.

If you have any questions about the programme – or are facing technical difficulties in your application process, you can reach out directly to EIT Climate-KIC. If you have questions about a country-specific programme element or application, our delivery partners will take care of your query.

When contacting us, please provide your name, organisation and location. If you are experiencing technical problems, please attach a screenshot or video of the issue you’re facing.