Our Mission & Aims

“Our mission is to support young people’s pursuit of a successful and meaningful life by developing their competencies and through research and advocacy.”

Global Institute for Lifelong Empowerment (GiLE) is a foundation based in Budapest (Hungary). Our initiative was launched at the World Science Forum in 2019.

Our Mission and Aims (GiLE Foundation)
Mission and Aims (1)
GiLE Academy Projects (HOOK Mentors)

GiLE Foundation was created by
Dr. Beke Judit and Craig Johnson.

Mission and Aims (1)
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GiLE Academy:
# To provide workshops, training sessions and short courses to young people, in Hungary and abroad, in order to support their pursuit of a successful and meaningful life.

When it comes to the development of key competencies among the youth, including skills development, our research identifies three focus areas that require greater attention today. They are (1) character building, (2) career planning and (3) communication skills - the 3 C's!

Our GiLE Academy provides young people with opportunities to develop themselves, outside of the regular classroom, so that they can increase their chance of success and boost their overall employability. There are far too many young people who struggle to navigate through life or who struggle to launch their career because they don’t graduate with the necessary life strategies, or with the necessary competencies that their potential employers are looking for.

GiLE Journal:
# To offer free publication opportunities in our open access journal.

Our GiLE Journal of Skills Development (GJSD) publishes research papers on soft skills development for the Digital Age. It aims to establish collaborative relationships with research institutions, universities, corporations and governmental agencies.

The GJSD team has a high-level of expertise and experience in academia and skills development. GJSD encourages authors to use science communication to effectively disseminate their research findings in a manner that is creative, engaging and more memorable way.

GiLE Advocacy:
# To advocate for the development of specific key competencies among the youth and help foster a greater degree of solidarity, collaboration and synergy on youth-focussed initiatives in Hungary and abroad.

With greater awareness, young people can identify their personal skills gap and make more informed decisions today that can lead them to live a more successful and meaningful life in the future. With greater awareness, young people can also get more involved with empowering youth initiatives in Hungary.

Our foundation aims to promote a greater level of cross-sector collaboration and collective problem solving when it comes to initiatives that focus on the youth in Hungary. There are many (higher) education institutions that are struggling to keep up with the changes in the 21st century. Our intervention seeks to raise awareness on the challenges in this regard as well as provide a multi-stakeholder platform whereby the youth in Hungary can also participate in the dialogue.

Our Strategic Partners:

Business Coach Ltd. is a market-leading Hungarian business coaching and skills development company. Their coaches are highly skilled and experienced professionals with significant business knowledge. Their team includes former executives of multinational companies as well as owners of independent businesses, and most of them are accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the world’s largest coaching organization.



Our Supporting Partners:

Discover more about us:

Watch our aftermovie highlight video to understand more about our mission when it comes to the future of (higher) education. It also covers GiLE’s participation at the World Science Forum 2019, and it features some interviews with important stakeholders.


Our foundation is always looking for partners, collaborators and trainers that can work with us to accelerate the advancement of education and empower young people. Please contact us if you are interested, or if you can recommend someone in your network.


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