This week we share the interview with Mónika Garai-Fodor, dean of Óbuda University, professional head of BEESE Pro Bono. She interviewed students participating in BEESE Pro Bono pilot programs: Students: Gréta Bartha, full-time student of Óbuda University, project manager of the short-term pilots in 2019 and the mid-term pilots in 2020 Afrodité Wild, full-time student…

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Civic education – as it is taught today – informs but does not allow young people to experience citizenship in a concrete way. However, it is important that while young people acquire professional skills, they can put them into practice and become aware of the ability that their skills have to positively impact their surrounding…

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The Good Lobby hosted its annual The Good Lobby Awards in Brussels on December 13, 2019. The awards celebrated citizens from different walks of life and organizations that have been successfully advocating for social change. The awarded categories were: Citizen Lobbyist, Pro Bono Lawyer, NGO, Academic, Pro Bono Professional, Philanthropist, Political Representative, Media and Collaboration…

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A group of marketing-communication BA students from Óbuda University were gathering in front of the HQ of General Electric (GE) Hungary at early afternoon on the 6th of November 2019. They were the participants of the BEESE short term pro bono program that was helping two pre-selected organisation by Volunteering Hungary (ÖKA) the coordinating partner of…

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On June 5th, during World Environment Day, our partners Work for Social and Autonoma University of Madrid held their first Campus Pro Bono pilot in Spain. It was an 8 hour Pro Bono Marathon (medium-term programme) where students came together to provide pro bono marketing for e-commerce strategy consultancy for «Roots and Sisters», a social…

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In France, two short-terme pro bono programmes (Pro Bono Sprint) have been done the 27th April with the NGOs Plastic Odyssey and EIAPIC. Plastic Odyssey, who is going around the world on a boat powered solely by plastic waste, needed a pro bono consultancy to recruit volunteers and create their path (animation and loyalty). The…

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On 24th April our partners from Porto University organised their first pro bono programme pilot with their students. The type of Campus Pro Bono programme was the Pro Bono Marathon: one day event of 8 hours where students, together with corporate volunteers and professors, worked on a NGO challenge. For this day, the NGO selected…

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With the aim of implementing successful pro bono programmes in European HE Institutions, in the framework of the BEESE Pro Bono Project, we are currently conducting a deep research on students motivations to do pro bono work. Coordinated by the Autonoma University of Madrid (UAM, faculty of psychology, department of social psychology) and executed by the…

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This week our partners from Hungary Önkéntes Központ Alapítvány (ÖKA) participated at the request of Globono Budapest in a round table conversation, where they could speak with university students about the benefit and importance of pro bono volunteering and the work of our BEESE Project. Thank you for the invitation, the meaningful conversation and the students’ interest in the subject! We’ll…

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