The BVT Academy started in 2018 in order to bring in front of the young people of Timișoara personalities from various backgrounds. The purpose of the program is to INSPIRE, MOTIVATE and EDUCATE.

The BVT Academy is an educational initiative which draws on our past work with young people. It aims to help them develop a set of skills, essential for their future professional life, such as self-esteem, leadership, career orientation, civic involvement, climate and sustainability, etc. To address these issues, the Academy brings in front of the young participants personalities with international careers who will share from their experience and expertise.  The aim is to offer them models and expose them to content which they cannot access otherwise, including: social etiquette, civic engagement, career advice and orientation, sustainability, business ethics.

The format of the BVT Academy is designed as face-to-face meetings. In 2020, the format moved online.

In the first three editions, the academy's mentors were:

Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.

Marian Wright Edelman