My interest in horizontal processes and facilitation was initially sparked through association activities. Through those, I also found the courses; Art of Hosting (Otavan opisto) and Training of Trainers (European Ecovillage Network), which gave me essential tools for facilitation, neutral party representation, and participatory processes. From time to time, I served as a facilitator on various occasions, also with Akordi. However, I felt the need to obtain a general education suitable for the field; hence I went to Germany to study for a bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy & Economy (International University of Karlshochschule). While studying, my interest in environmental policy, environmental conflicts, and the promotion of cooperation grew deeper. I am delighted to learn more during my internship at Akordi 31.1.-31.4.2022.