Meet the International Eduk8 Team 2017
If I look into the future of Eduk8, I see a training programme that is mostly sustainable within its resources and its own pools, having challenges and opportunities available for each of the developmental levels of the lifecycle and also bigger financial sustainability. I see that other learning-oriented ESN events have taken on some of the good practices of Eduk8 events and rely on our pools not only for facilitation of sessions and workshops but also for advice on how to structure better learning events. I see an ESN that believes non-formal education is one of its greatest assets and the members of the Eduk8 community as their ambassadors. With the help of this fantastic Eduk8 team 2017, this is the vision I will put my efforts into making a reality.
To the Eduk8 community and all the network: I'm absolutely excited to work alongside you. Hold onto your hats, it's gonna be yet another amazing, shiny and gif-full year for Eduk8, I believe!
Julia Rausch | Events Manager
My love for sarcasm and multitasking always keeps me motivated to achieve my goals in my private and professional life while not getting bored. Since I was little, I enjoyed to travel the world and get to know people from different backgrounds. Where can you combine these two interests better than in ESN?
During my two years in ESN, I quickly got the opportunity to become my sections president in Vienna and attend my first Eduk8 event in June 2015.
While being the Head of OC of the ESN Autumn Training 2016, I gained lots of experience for being part of the Eduk8 team. With this experience it is my pleasure to work together as the Eduk8 Events Manager with future OC’s to organize great Eduk8 events all over our ESN-world.
Marjut Jalkanen | Community Manager
I have been around in ESN for quite a while, including many years on the local level and one unforgettable year on the National Board of ESN Finland. I joined the Eduk8 community after the Starter Timisoara in 2016 and I have enjoyed being part of this inspiring group of ESNers. Starter Timisoara, and what I have learned there and afterwards, has had a tremendous effect on my personal development and even on my worldview. As a Community Manager, I want to help all the members of the community to find ways to grow and improve themselves.
Matthew Clemo | International Board Responsible
Hey, I’m Matt! I’ve been lucky enough to work on the Eduk8 project since the start of my Board mandate in the summer of 2015 and has rapidly developed into one of my favourite areas of ESN! It was only after about 7 months that I joined the lifecycle as an Eduk8er and it genuinely changed my approach to many, many areas; workshops, meetings, brainstorming sessions, and of course intercultural dialogue! If you haven’t already, join us at an event and experience the power of non-formal education!
My passion for education started over a decade ago. I believe that education is key for a better future. Non-formal education is my way of having an impact on our world - by empowering individuals to fulfil their potentials. Non-formal education is my passion, my life. As a freelance trainer, facilitator and consultant, I’ve had the pleasure and opportunity to work with different organisations, institutions and companies in and out of Europe over the past 6 years.
I’m so excited to continue working with the new Eduk8 team, so full of inspiring, talented and creative individuals who together will ensure that the growth and impact of the project continues. Eduk8 has never been in more capable hands. Can’t wait to see where the path will lead us - there are endless possibilities.