National Coordinator of Portugal
My name is Nikolett Kékesi,
the territorial coordinator for ETEN Network in Portugal.
Originally, I am from Hungary, from a small university city, Szeged.
I graduated in the University of Pécs as a human resource manager after I worked as a flight attendant in Italy, as an EVS Volunteer in Bulgaria, then I worked as a teacher in Colombia and through many volunteer possibilities I helped many South American NGOs in their work.
I got in touch with Erasmus+ and its previous programs quite early, in my high school years by participating short term youth exchanges in EU and volunteering.
I always found this program a unique possibility for youngsters to discover more about their own culture and personality and of course to learn more about other countries, make friends, get a real-life experience that will later help them to be more flexible, open minded and stay curious all the time.
In 2013 I started to work in Leonardo da Vinci innovation transfer projects and our goal was to train global career counsellors to help university students entering the labour market.
I joined ETEN Network in May 2017 and since then I work with other Territorial Coordinators and my main task is to assist in extending our operations for other countries including Portugal.