Wetskills-Denmark 2021

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Wetskills-Denmark 2021

August 15 - August 27

About The Event

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Join the first Wetskills Event in Denmark!

Wetskills Foundation will organise the regular (and live) Wetskills Water Challenge for the first time in Copenhagen, Denmark. This will be the fourteenth time overall in Europe, after previous events in Hungary, Romania, The Netherlands and United Kingdom.

This edition of Wetskills will start on 15 August 2021, and is in and around to the inspiring City of Copenhagen surrounded by water and expert of Climate Adaptation. During the 2-weeks program the participants were working in international, multidisciplinary teams on real-life water cases. The finals and awarding will be an online webinar, accessible for interested professionals from Europe and beyond.

Are you a student or young professional from Denmark, Nordic countries, Europe or other parts of the world, and do you want to make a difference in the water & sustainability sector? Would you like to experience working in an international team and experiencing the culture of Denmark?  Do you want to work on challenging water and sustainability issues and get to present your ideas at a vibrant online / live session with audience over the world? Then this is your chance!

Wetskills Foundation is inviting students (Bachelor (final year), Master and PhD) and Young Professionals from universities and organisations worldwide with a passion for Water & Sustainability, to join this great experience: Announcement for Participants Wetskills-Denmark 2021. Apply for Wetskills-Denmark 2021 (period: 15-27 August 2021).

Note: Wetskills Foundation and its partners will apply the coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations of WHO, The Danish and Dutch government. The participants are responsible for themselves to apply to their own country’s directives. Read also the Terms & Conditions carefully.


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Registration Deadline:

15 June 2021 (first come first serve)

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Application (online) and first selection deadline for local and international participants: 15 June 2021.

After this deadline, every week a selection of the new applications will be made untill the program is full. (First Come, First Served). (Note: the 10-12 candidates that already were selected for the postponed event in October are selected for the programme.)

Who can apply?

Any Young Professional (up to 5 years of working experience) and student (last year Bachelor, Master or PhD) from Denmark, Europe and other countries worldwide, with a passion for water & sustainability and intercultural teamwork.

How can I apply?

Prepare a motivation letter and resume, click the button on the right, fill out the online application form and submit it.

Selection criteria

The Wetskills organization will make a final selection among applications received, based on quality of motivation & resume. The organisation will also consider a good diversity of the whole group (incl. backgrounds, local/international, gender balance, etc.).


  • Participation fee for international participants is € 425,- (incl. 21% VAT). This participation fee includes accommodation, teambuilding activities, some lunches & dinners, field trips, workshop, supervision, trainings and working venues. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses (plane tickets, local travel, etcetera), meals during working days and other personal costs.
  • Participation fee for local student applicants, who do not need accommodation arrangements, is € 50,- (incl. VAT).
  • Participation fee for local YWP, working in the field, applicants, who do not need accommodation arrangements, is € 125,- (incl. VAT).

Note: During past editions participants often successfully arranged financial compensation for their Wetskills participation from their university or employer. We therefore strongly encourage applicants to inquire about funding opportunities to compensate the costs (university mobility funds, travel allowance etc.).

Joining this Wetskills Event – What do you get?

A unique learning experience where you will tackle real-life water challenges with your own team!

  • You will increase your skills in: international cooperation; problem solving, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary teamwork, networking and presenting (pitch & poster);
  • You will get the opportunity to connect with other international water students/young professionals;
  • You will join visit the online Wetskills finals and awarding;
  • You will visit Copenhagen and surroundings: water- & climate adaptation-related, natural & cultural sites, and meetings with water experts;
  • You will learn, network and experience more about international and regional water challenges, the main stakeholders and organisations, contemporary issues and current business opportunities;
  • You will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the program.

More information

Interested candidates (Denmark & Nordic countries, international) and organisations interested to submit a case and/or join as partner can contact: Ronja Sørensen  (YWP-Denmark) at ronja.sorensen@wetskills.com and Johan Oost (Wetskills Foundation) at johan.oost@wetskills.com.

Event Cases

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Wetskills Foundation and partners would like to welcome businesses, governments, knowledge institutes and/or NGOs to formulate one of the Challenges and support the Wetskills programme in Denmark. Join us in this first Wetskills experience to Denmark! Find more information in the Leaflet Call for Cases Wetskills-Denmark 2021 and contact Johan Oost, johan.oost@wetskills.com.

Case 1: Sensoring the Climate in your own backyard

Case owner: City of Zwolle (The Netherlands)

Climate is mostly considered on a more national and regional level rather than neighborhood levels. The City of Zwolle launched the SenHagen project where citizens voluntarily placed sensors to measure data as temperature, precipitation and air quality. With this crowd sourcing project, both city and citizen know which part of the neighborhood is coolest or has the best air quality, which is great when you are doing your exercise round. But the roll-out of the system is costly; new business cases for applications are welcome. How can new applications of the available data (and with which partners) create a business case to roll-out the SenHagen monitoring to other neighborhoods in cities worldwide?

This case is first part of the CaseBooster programme, where more data and information will be harvested together with a stakeholder and partner analysis in the Nordic countries. With the provided information a practical case will be set up in Denmark or Sweden. So, detailed information for the final Wetskills case will be provided in a later stage.

Case 2: Optimising flood defence strategy, resilient cities and nature2000

Case owner: Water Authority Hollands Noorderkwartier with 1-2 international partners

Flood safety, spatial development in relation to climate change and nature2000 ambitions are challenging goals for parties involved. Every location in Europe has different area characteristics, for morphology, natural qualities and regulations and spatial development. To find optimal solutions we need new approaches in collaborations where we can find the best solution for all three viewpoints. A few examples exist in coastal areas where nature-based solutions were found for flood defence constructions. How can we find these examples and use them in other areas?

This case is first part of the CaseBooster programme, where all kinds of interesting cases, both successful and unsuccessful examples in Europe will be collected. With the provided information a practical case will be set up in Denmark or Sweden. So, detailed information for the final Wetskills case will be provided in a later stage.

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Event Partners

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August 15
August 27
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Ronja Sørensen
Inge Muhlig
Johan Oost
Maj-Britt Quitzau