It warms my heart
I received this letter of redommendation from my employer Leader Bergslagen.
I would love to join your team of evaluation experts and will give you a brief introduction about me.
I can write both longer reports with references and figures (link to Vivis scientific publications)
as well as catchy blogposts on my website.
I can engage thousands of people to work for the common good through my recycling project Bjussa.se
as well as have one-to-one discussions about pros and cons about EU policies.
I think many people are very fond of project development and implementation. Less people have the energy to carry out the analysis and investigate what happened, why, and what can we learn from this in order to make a better project next time.
My years as a member of LEADER Local Action Group showed me that board members find it more exciting to contribute to the project planning than the project evaluation. The challenge is to keep up the inspiration and interest in learning from our previous work and mistakes.
The fundamental question you have to answer is to whom you are addressing the message and what your goal is. The information magazine I produced was aimed to the general public and intended to make people curious and more likely to engage themselves in EU funded rural development projects in their home areas. I focused on success stories and innovative projects and projects that invite new groups of people to join.
Since 2010 I have been working in one way or another for LEADER.
During 2010-2014 I was an active vice board member of Local Action Group (LAG) in Leader Bergslagen, Sweden.
I was the Project Manager for Omställning i Praktiken (Transition in Practice) 2013-2014. Link to web page here. Villages tested collaborative methods to lessen their negative impact on the environment. My job was PR and communication through newsletters, website, social media and news media, day to day management, research and reporting. Link to the broschure I produced (in English).
In order to spread the good practices of the Rural Development Programme I produced and wrote a magazine for a LEADER information campaign, reaching over 65 000 households. Link to the Leader Bergslagen magazine.
I was also the Project Manager for Mitt Sommarprojekt (My summer youth project) during 2011-2012. Link to youtube video about Mitt Sommarprojekt (in Swedish).
I’m proud that my project named Bjussa.se was nominated to represent Sweden in the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) Awards in 2013.
The most succesful workshop I’ve created is Pimp my Trash. Young people around Sweden has been able to both learn the EU Directive on waste hierarchy and to try out practical re-make and recycling of scrap materials.
I’m a Scout since childhood and as a teenager I became a scout leader. Later on I continued with leadership courses and was granted a diploma from HM the King of Sweden for my accomplished course in Value Based Leadership.
During 2014 I was the chairman of a local NGO in my Swedish village Karbenning, managing the community centre.
I was a vice board member in the Local Action Group, LEADER Bergslagen 2010-2014.
I have a Masters degree from 2008 in Environmental Science, Communication and Decision making from Södertörn University College in Huddinge, Sweden. Link to certificate.
In 2007 I did an Erasmus semester in the University of Valencia studying Environmental science in Castellano and Valenciano. (Link to diploma)
I’m multi-lingual. My parents are native Finnish and I was born and grew up in Sweden.
I love to learn new languages. That’s why I have studied English, French and Spanish.
Since a few weeks back I live in Waterloo with my family. We have been working voluntarily with eco-projects around Valencia in Spain since January 2015 and have decided to stay and live in Belgium. Link to blog post in English.
I’m really looking forward to meet you.
Yours sincerely, Vivi Båvner
+ 46 70 414 66 66
I am Vivi Båvner, an entrepreneur with a degree of Master in environmental science. Since 2009 I run my company Viveco and my aim is to spread environmental knowledge in central Sweden.
I help companies and organisations with their environmental management work. I am certified revisor of environmental diplomas in Sweden. You can hire me if you want to implement an environmental management system in order to become certified with ISO 14001.
My aim is to inspire people to work for an environmentally sustainable future. I provide companies the tools to reach their environmental goals.
I spread environmental knowledge through my workshop “Pimp my Trash” where reuse and recycling are taught in a creative way.
I have a Master Degree in Environmental Science, Communication and Decision Making from Södertörn University in Huddinge, Sweden (2008).
Furthermore I have studied International Solid Waste Management at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Spring 2009) and Environmental Science in Spain at Univeristy of Valencia (2007).
I work as an environmental consultant all over Sweden, mostly in Västmanland and Stockholm. You find my office in the heart of Bergslagen in Norberg, a small town historically well known from the mining era.
Please contact me for a meeting.
Telephone +46 (0)70 414 66 66