YEYS 2021 Moderators & Facilitators

Leen Schelfhout,

Leen Schelfhout is a professional facilitator, moderator and mediator specialized in creating inclusive spaces, using deep democracy and liberating structures. She always facilitates towards more democracy and balanced voices in groups. She is very active in the climate movement, fighting for more citizen participation and local democracy. 

She is co-founder and administrator of AllForClimate, a non-profit that supports over 100 movements for climate and social justice all over Europe and she is co-founder of the CitizenSpring movement, uniting and activating citizens to take action on a street level. Next to her activism and groupwork, she has been working as a policy advisor on creative, interactive learning space and language policy in secondary and higher education for nearly 20 years.

Viktor Jósa,

Viktor’s experience roots from the youth policy lobby of the UN Climate Change Convention and the World Health Organisation with a focus on innovative education and outreach for climate action.

He was born and raised in Hungary, but he feels truly European in his heart. In his early career living in Western Europe he was first inspired to hardline the climate community with a youth-led group called CliMates. He is not a fan of lecturing, but he is a believer of gamified learning and edutainment. Viktor feels lucky to be able to earn his bread by delivering services to EU institutions for educative and advocacy purposes, as well as for corporates for facilitating team-building activities.

He enjoys hiking and freestyle skiing when he is not confronting climate change.

viktorjosaatgmail [dot] com

Adrián Tóth,

Adrián Tóth is a biologist and science communicator working in the EU climate and environment sector. He is currently a Project Coordinator at the Green European Foundation. Adrián is based in Brussels where he has worked at the European Commission, the Covenant of Mayors EU Office, and Friends of Europe think tank.

He is a co-founder of two grassroots initiatives, Plastic Free Plux and Sustainable Brussels working towards transformative cities and communities. He has a MSc in Tropical Biodiversity & Ecosystems with field experience in Europe and Southeast Asia.

Elias De Keyser,

Elias De Keyser is renewable energy engineer and citizen activist. He is Energy Expert at virtual power plant operator Next Kraftwerke, helping to speed up the energy transition in Europe. He is especially driven to grow citizen engagement and innovation in the energy sector.

Elias is a frequent writer and speaker on solutions to tackle the climate crisis, vocalising the need for a fair and just transition. Honouring the principle “think global, act local”, he co-founded several grass-roots initiatives in his city, among which Sustainable Brussels and Plastic Free Plux. These projects empower citizens to use their talents to address the societal challenges aggravated or created by a changing climate.