Why join Pioneers…

…as a Pioneer?

Apply systems innovation tools and techniques to real-life climate change challenges I Benefit from individual and group coaching I Develop the skills and mindset required for systems change I Collaborate with climate change professionals and join a Europe-wide community of 2,000+ professionals I Virtual and in person delivery

…as a Placement Host?

Understand systems innovation approach and access practical tools and techniques by completing Systems Innovation Fundamentals course I Benefit from Pioneers´ (systems innovation) competencies and cross-disciplinary and cross-country collaboration I Placement format (virtual or in person) and duration are adjustable I Join a Europe-wide community of 2,000+ professionals I Participation is free of charge

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. Please note that you must be based in the delivery partner´s country (applies to Pioneers only, organisations based outside a Pioneers location are eligible to apply) – and meet the eligibility criteria below – to participate in the programme.

Are you eligible?

Individuals - Pioneers

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

- At least 4 years of working experience in climate change/sustainability

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

Questions? Technical Issues?

Contact us

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The Pioneers programme is coordinated 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.