The Conference gathered 30 volunteers, from 18 different countries, educated in the field of finances, who work as treasurers or fundraisers in different NGOs across Europe.
During the event, the participants had the opportunity to attend workshops and presentations from representatives of Companies and Institutions (Microsoft, Hosteling International, Study Portals and the European Institute of Industrial Leadership) as well as from many experienced volunteers. The aim of the workshops was to help the participants share knowledge and practices in financial related matters, and learn how to turn the skills they gained through volunteering into soft skills, which are really useful for their future career.
Furthermore, the participants had a tour at the European Commission, where they learned about the internship opportunities in that Institution, and how to turn them into a future career.
Moreover, Microsoft offered to the conference, a venue in a business environment. The goal was to expose the participants to the available career opportunities in the companies of ESN international’s partners (Hosteling International and Study Portals for this time). Participants learned the value of their skills developed by volunteering and how to “sell” their skill set to future employers.
Thanks to ESAA, the event had a great success, and it will surely be held again in the near future!