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Become a buddy at the EU TalentOn 14-18 September

27 July 2022

Would you like to be the linking pin between international young bright minds and their ideas on helping the world?

EU TalentOn is looking for buddies who will support the teams of EU TalentOn participants during their stay in Leiden from 14 to 18 September. The participants are part of 26 teams of 4 highly motivated European individuals who will compete in finding innovative solutions to grand societal challenges, such as climate adaptation, cancer, healthy soils and clean waters, and smart and climate-neutral cities.

Buddies will be matched to a team and work as the team manager, doing everything they can to help the team and maximise efficiency. As a buddy you get to experience the EU TalentOn and its thrilling program at PLNT in Leiden and gain experience within the organisation of an international academic event.

Buddy tasks

  • Welcoming the participants to Leiden, get them set up in their hotel and show them around where needed.
  • Keeping track of time and process, make sure the teams are where they need to be on time.
  • Practical facilitation, such as acquiring materials, taking notes, signing up for program options.
  • Time & program management: translating the program possibilities to the team and helping out where you can.
  • Being the participants’ source of information, connect your team to mission partners in search for more information.
  • Thinking about what available tools and what parts of the program can help the team further.

Buddy characteristics

  • You are between the ages of 21 and 35 years old.
  • You speak English well.
  • You are friendly and sociable, keen to help a team.
  • You are capable of planning and organising.
  • You have an academic background.
  • Preferably you have some connection to 1 or more of the Mission Arenas.
  • It is a plus if you live in or know the city of Leiden!

Practical information

  • You will need to be physically present at the EU TalentOn (at PLNT Leiden) from 14 September 12.00 until 18 September 12.00. Some online coordination will take place from August onwards.
  • Your travel and meals are paid for during the entire EU TalentOn. Don’t live in Leiden? Accommodation will be arranged.
  • You will receive a financial compensation of €750.

How to apply

Are you interested? Send an email to Vivian Toemen, projectmanager EU TalentOn, at buddies@talenton.eu before 8 August 2022. Explain why you would like to join the EU TalentOn as a buddy and send along your CV.

For more information about the EU TalentOn, visit the EU TalentOn website.

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