Application open for SYL’s climate network until the 26th of March!

Are you concerned about climate change? Do you want to put some of your knowledge to use for the
rest of the world?

We are looking for people with lots of ideas who are committed and motivated to join SYL’s Climate
network. The National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) represents 14 member
organizations and 135,000 university students. The Climate Network acts as an advisor to SYL’s
Board on climate impact and works together with a member of SYL’s Board.

We do not expect you to be a professional – motivation and a desire to learn new things about
sustainable development and climate change are enough. We require members of the climate
network to commit to their responsibilities. Members of the climate network are expected to attend
meetings actively during their term.

The climate network develops the climate impact of SYL and the student unions. The Climate
Network is a group of student union actors and students who write blog posts on SYL’s website,
represent SYL at various events and events, participate in various rounds of opinions as an advisory
body, and devise and develop climate impact for SYL and student unions. Additionally, the network
will participate in planning new climate-related projects.

The term of office begins in August 2024 and ends in July 2025. A maximum of 15 members will be
elected to the climate network. The climate network meets about once a month and generally works

We are looking for a chair for the climate network to lead the climate network’s activities and
meetings. The chairman also reports on the activities to SYL’s Board of Directors.

SYL asks the student unions to submit proposals of a maximum of three candidates to the Climate
network. Applicants from different backgrounds are welcome. Applications should be accompanied by a letter of motivation in which the applicant can indicate his or her interest in being a member of the climate network. The applicant is also asked to indicate what they would like to learn during the
climate network. In addition, the applicant is invited to express their interest in chairing the Climate
Network. Any longer-term barriers to attending meetings (e.g. planned studies abroad) are also

Please send the application directly to your student union. Applications should be submitted to JYY’s
board member responsible for Sustainabe Development Maaria Leppänen by the 26th of March at

In our operations, we emphasize diversity and equal opportunities. We hope to receive applications
from persons from diverse backgrounds and genders. The selection takes into account the applicant’s motivation, experience and the fact that the advisory board has representatives from different student unions.

Further information:

Board member of JYY responsible of Sustainable Development Maaria Leppänen

Board member SYL responsible for Climate Policy Jaakko Sirén
+358 44 906 5002