Žofie Hobzíková

Project Coordinator

Hi, my name is Žofie, I am from the Czech Republic, Prague.

Žof, tell us a bit more about yourself!

I got my bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, where I was involved in multiple volunteering groups and got my passion for sustainable community projects. For the past year I have been a full-time climate activist with the movement Extinction Rebellion. Through that I have helped to set up two NGOs in Prague, one focused on organizing Citizen’s Assemblies and another one advocating for the implementation of the Universal Basic Income.

I have joined YEE as a project coordinator in August 2021. I run our Youth Digital Communic[ACTION] project, where we gather people from around Europe for international trainings designed to equip environmental activists with skills to run successful digital campaigns.

I also coordinate our partnership with the Euronews Green, with a project called Meet the Green Generation, where we give a platform to environmental activists with a disadvantaged background. I worked on these projects with our ESC volunteer, whose work I overlooked as well.

What are some of the causes you care about?

I am very involved with the climate movement and want to continue working on its intersections with the social movements fighting for marginalised people’s rights. I am also working on implementing Citizen’s Assemblies in Czechia and I am part of the Universal Basic Collective, organizing a large UBI pilot. I am also involved with work around dealing with environmental grief.

What do you hope the world will look like in 2050?

I wish that in 2050 our world has gone more local. We realised that we are dependent on the land and the species around us and on one another. We have stronger democracies with better representation in our decision-making bodies. We can feel safe, because we are taken care of by the systems in place and the people around us. We slow down and cherish every little flower and root on our journey in a day, grateful for this wonder of life.

If you could time-travel, what era would you like to visit and why?

I would like to go to the Cretaceous period to see the giant butterflies.

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?

I love going for wild swims, toasting in the sun, surfing, cross-country skiing, sitting on top of mountains, camping, cooking for my friends, making collages, dancing and rolling down hills.

Give us one quote that describes your personality, or that you simply love!

‘Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.’