Aspen Ideas - Sibiu: Call for volunteers

Are you a resourceful individual who is preoccupied with the well-being of his community? Would you like to take part in a innovative event for ideas and solutions that could generate durable changes in Romania’s contemporary society? Are you interested in meeting new people and enlarging your network of professionals, strengthening your organizational skills and joining an interdisciplinary team? If so, Aspen Institute Romania has a challenging opportunity for you.
 
We are currently accepting applications for volunteering at Aspen Ideas - Sibiu, which will be held between June 9 and June 11. This is the first edition of Aspen Ideas, organized by the Aspen Institute Romania, in partnership with the Sibiu International Theater Festival, as part of a series of events organized by Aspen Institute Romania for celebrating 10 years of activity.

Aspen Ideas is an event dedicated to exploring innovative ideas and transformative processes that shape contemporary society. The focus is on the improvement of the quality of life, as well as environmental, community and civic sustainability of emergent societal and business models.

Main themes:
  • Creative Industries, Arts and Identity
  • Science, Healthcare and Education for The Good Life
  • Democracy 4.0: Active Citizenship, Community and National Service
  • Skills and Technology in a Connected Society
More details about the event can be found here.

The event will take place over three days in Sibiu. For volunteers not residing in Sibiu, Aspen Institute Romania will cover the expenses of their travel, accommodation and meals.  Please be advised that, if selected, you will also need to attend short informative sessions on the days prior to the event. 

Work during the volunteering program would involve welcoming guests, assisting with organizing materials for the event, registration of onsite attendees, providing useful information to guests, tracking session participation, logistical support.
 
Requirements:
-          excellent command of English
-          ability to perform well in a multicultural environment
-          excellent time management skills
-          previous experience in event and conference organizing
-          interest in energy related topics is not mandatory, but would be an advantage
 
To apply, please write in English to Ms. Cristina Lisetchi, at cristina.lisetchi@aspeninstitute.ro, outlining your motivation to participate in a 300 words paragraph. Please attach a copy of your CV. The closing date for applications is June 3, 2016.

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