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The Journey

The Journey

Europe’s largest climate change education experience – Climate-KIC’s summer school The Journey brings together nearly 300 students every year.

4 weeks Journey - only for students who study in the EU
(28 June - 55 July; 2 August - 29 August)

Before you embark on your journey, you will take part in the EIT Climate-KIC introduction day, which includes a general information session and preparation for business ideation in order to already get you thinking about your business idea.

The four week-long course offers a unique combination of academic study and real-world business experience across Europe, with the aim of creating the climate change leaders of tomorrow.  

The participants will gain a broader perspective on how they can apply what they have learned during The Journey to their professional future and how Climate-KIC can be of added value after the summer school has finished.

The final week is focused on get together the 5 Journeys which run parallel in July and in August. During these days all the Journey participants arrive to the same location, and share their ideas and collaborate act together. Last year and this year we have this final Community Summit in Budapest, you can watch the video of 2019 HERE.

What do we offer?

  • Network with and relate personally to like-minded peers at all career levels. Students are selected from multiple disciplines including design and architecture as well as climate science to encourage inter-disciplinary collaboration to mitigate the impact of climate change
  • Meet the people who matter in business, science and policy, including entrepreneurs putting ideas into practice
  • Explore climate change at first hand in its scientific, environmental, social and economic contexts
  • In the final week pitch your idea in a real-life pitch challenge judged by Europe’s leading venture capitalists, start-up entrepreneurs and scientists



The application deadline is the 1st March 2020.

For more information click HERE!

You can start your application HERE!

We organize an Info Event on the 11th February 6 PM, to share tips about the application, you can find more details HERE

Our partner institutions in Budapest:  Central European University and Budapest University of Technology and Economics 




Attila Katona

Environmental Engineering, Regional and Environmental Economics, Urbanism

Kozák Balázs

Environmental Engineering, Regional and Environmental Economics, Urbanism

Pálfi Dániel Illés

BME Student of Architecture