Welcome to Pioneers Hungary page!

Pioneers into Practice is Climate-KIC’s flagship programme for professional education running in 20 European countries, and designed on an innovative learning framework. Pioneers identifies & connects people from across systems, equips participants with systems innovation understanding & skills, whilst also providing fresh perspectives and expertise for innovation to happen. It includes professionals & organisations from industry, small companies, universities, research institutes, municipalities, governance, and not-for-profit.

The Pioneers into Practice programme Hungary will be organized and conducted by the IFKA Public Benefit Nonprofit Limited. 

The programme starts with an eLearning on the topics of systems innovation and transformation thinking, thus providing the foundation for the project by giving you the tools you need. The three-day Introductory Workshop (13-15 May 2020*) deepens these contents through interactive coaching and prepares Pioneers for their Placement in Hungary or abroad. The Workshop is also the kick-off for a Group Project on practical and real-life challenges, provided and accompanied by so-called "Challenge Owners" and our Coaches. The Placement in Hungary or abroad will then follow in Autumn 2020. To Match the Pioneers with the right Hosts, participants specify their desired goals and are assigned to one of around 350 projects across Europe accordingly. Following the 4-6 week Placement, a 2-day Final Workshop will be held on 17-18 November 2020* to present the group projects and exchange experiences.  For the entire duration of the project the Pioneers will be supported with 2000€.

Hosts and Pioneers can apply via "How To Apply" from February 13 to April 23, 2020.

More details of the programme can be found on this website or contacting your local manager (see at the bottom of the page).

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

More information on the application-phase there, also be sure to find out more about our programme at Stories and Case Studies. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Budapest team!


*: workshop dates are subject to change