Rens Saat

Rens Saat

Rens Saat is cultural anthropologist by trade. He has accessory experience in interviewing people, writing articles on cultural events and investigating social experiments. As international project manager he is more than often in contact with interesting people, as he operates as main contact with speakers, experts, trainers and scientists that are involved in the events that organized by Youth Time.

With the International Summer School Beijing 2017 beginning in less than a week, Youth Time are excited to invite experts and participants from all over the globe to share their knowledge, ideas, and cultural values. One of these experts is Dr. Waleed Sadek, Co-chair of the Sustainable Development Commission at the UN. Dr. Sadek previously worked at the International Leadership Institute in United Nations university, lecturing about the importance of the mediation & conflict resolutions in the Middle East. Now, Dr. Sadek is in the United Kingdom with new vision for sustainability, and one from his important quotes is: We cannot hope to create a sustainable culture, but sustainable souls.  Dr. Sadek will be delivering his key note speech on the topic, “How to Identify Your Target Market and the Creative Process” in addition to hosting a workshop under the theme of, "Leadership Traits and their Development”. International Summer School participants with added insight and understanding as to what they can expect from the workshop, in addition to learning how to best prepare for the event.

With the Summer School Beijing 2017 just around the corner, we are filled with great excitement and anticipation for what promises to be a most spectacular event. In the build-up to the educational and inspirational series of master classes and workshops, we continue to interview the experts who will be presenting on their specialist topics. One of the main trainers during the Summer School of this year is Mrs. Dorotea Milas, Lecturer at Zagreb School of Business, Croatia. Mrs. Milas research interests are in the fields of philosophy (ethics), religious science, communication and cultural studies. She has participated in national and international scientific and professional conferences and has published several scientific and professional papers.

The following trainer has been with Youth Time on several occasions in the past. As these were all enlightening performances, we are happy he will once again be sharing his experience with the participants at the Youth International Summer School Beijing 2017, this time in his Communicating Across Cultural Diversity Workshop. Meet Hrishabh Sandilya, a Prague-based entrepreneur, academic, and commentator, who according to his own words combines his love for cities, with a passion of social entrepreneurship and teaching politics.

We continue to acquaint you with the team of trainers and experts who will be sharing their knowledge with us during the Youth International Summer School, Beijing 2017. Meet Bogdan Vaida, a young experiential trainer from the Romania who uses the appealing catchphrase: ‘I teach students how to become their own teachers’ and at the openings day of the event, will moderate The Labyrinth workshop. Let’s find out what Bogdan is made of and what he’ll be offering us at the event.

With the Summer School Beijing 2017 coming up soon, we are starting a series of articles about all the international professionals who will be working with us during the event. In an open interview they will present themselves and reveal their plans to us. One of the main speakers during the Summer School of this year is Nick Fewings, CEO of a learning and development company called Ngagementworks. Nick has over 20 years' experience of leading and working with teams and as such, is rightfully to be introduced as an authority on creating high-performing teams. 

Whereas most people only read in the news about the risks and horrors to which refugees are exposed in the Mediterranean Sea, there are also people who are actively trying to do something about it. Today, Youth Time speaks to Marko Den Hartogh, who works as the Head of Mission for the Boat Refugee Foundation and is based on the island of Malta. Get ready to find out about the nerve-wracking work he’s involved in trying to save the lives of refugees, and what you can actually do if you want to help.

Recently, Youth Time has opened up the application procedure for the Youth Global Forum from 24 till 26 November in Jakarta, which is being organized in close cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Prague. As generally for all Youth Time events the interest is very high, it is important to make the right effort to stand out from the crowd. Youth Time shares some tips on how to increase your odds of getting accepted to take part in the event.

More and more, young professionals today are opting to work from co-working spaces, as the advantages of sharing facilities meet the changing needs of their professional lives. With co-working spaces on the rise, there is actually also a need for the people who take the initiative to open and run these facilities. Youth Time today speaks to finance graduate and experienced marketing executive Evgeny Frolov (28), the initiator behind the Krizovatka expat co-working space on Vaclav Square, right in the heart of the Prague. Find out what it takes to open a co-working space and all the things that come along with it.

From the 15th till the 20th of August 2016, Youth Time organized its sixth consecutive Summer School. This year the event was realized in Beijing, in close cooperation with the reputable China Soong Ching Ling Foundation. It was Youth Time’s second Summer School organized outside of Europe and it has become a memorable one. Hosted in spectacular facilities, 30 international and 20 Chinese participants, coming in total from 25 different nations, were offered a rich cultural program and a diverse working schedule.

Have you ever dreamt of becoming a journalist, working in politically unstable areas? Today you can find out what it takes to do that kind of work, as Youth Time speaks to reporter Joris Leverink, an Istanbul-based political analyst and freelance writer. He is an editor for an online magazine, a columnist, and contributor of articles about Turkey for international news agencies.

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