VAKEN Sprint Week 2



VAKEN Sprint week 2

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If you are interested in improving your employability and soft skills by solving difficult business problems, here is a unique opportunity to participate in the VAKEN sprint week 2, an Intensive Program (IP) taking place in Kaunas, Lithuania.


You will meet and work with students from 6 European countries, get new knowledge and improve your soft skills, which you can use in your further studies and career. You will work on a real-life project in an international group in cooperation with the client. During the week, you will solve a big problem and test new ideas in just five days. Furthermore, you will have fun learning and networking. The intensive program certificate 3 ECTS of attendance.


Arrival in Kaunas: Sunday March 27th
Departure: Saturday April 2nd
Sprint week: Monday March 28th to Friday 1st of April

The dates can be subject to change upon the certain COVID 19 situation circumstances!

You are expected to do preparations and initial research before the sprint week and a post assignment after the sprint week.

The VAKEN project is funded by Nordplus, and VAKEN covers:

  • Flight and travel costs from your home country to Kaunas and back
  • Accommodation
  • Some meals during the week


VAKEN is a process that enables training and assessment of soft skills in real-life context with guidance from coaches and in collaboration with companies. When the process is ready and has undergone initial tests, it will be publicly available for everyone to use. The VAKEN Sprint Week follows the process developed by VAKEN, please read more on  


All students at your program can apply – It does not matter if you are from 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year Bachelor or Master student. There are only 30 spots available, 5 per partner institution! You need to speak English fluently.

COVID 19: Only fully vaccinated students may participate.


To be a part of this exclusive sprint week, you are required to send a personal motivated application in form of a video (max. 3 minutes). Send your application to the contact person from your institution (see below) no later than February 3rd.

The video should include:

  • Your motivation, why you want to participate
  • Your background and program
  • Which competencies and professional skills you can bring the VAKEN sprint week

When sending us your application via email, please include information about your study program and contact information. You can expect to get confirmation whether you have been selected or not on the February 18th.

In case if You are not able to participate, please, immediately confirm this by sending an email to the contact person from your institution!


NOTE! Send your application only to the contact person from your institution

Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland – Mikael Forsström,

University College Lillebælt, Denmark, – Kristin Utne

TTK University of Applied Sciences, Estonia, – Britt Petjärv

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Latvia –  

Kaunas University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania – Indrė Knyvienė

University of Akureyri, Iceland – Hafdís Björg Hjálmarsdóttir

Vilniaus Kolegija, Lithuania – Dalia Karlaité

VAKEN is a two-year project which is financed by Nordplus, and the partner institutes.

Learn more about the VAKEN Process and the VAKEN toolkit

The VAKEN team is working on the VAKEN Process and documenting the tools.  We will take it for the first round of tests in Odense!