Deadline: December 1, 2019

The Young Global Changers program brings together young people from around the world who are working towards a global paradigm shift, combining their talents and together becoming a strong voice for change. Successful applicants will receive a full scholarship to participate in the Global Solutions Summer School and the Global Solutions Summit from April 17-22, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.

We are currently witnessing a trend in many advanced and emerging economies where economic prosperity is increasingly becoming decoupled from social prosperity and environmental sustainability. There is an urgent need for a global paradigm change to recouple the economy with social and ecological needs, and to reverse the growing global inequality.

If you share our concern about the current global situation; if you are already engaged in a project or initiative to bring about positive change; if you would like to participate in a comprehensive summer school and attend the Global Solutions Summit in Berlin and if you would like to contribute as a member of an active global community of change makers – then apply to the Young Global Changers program by December 1, 2019!

The Young Global Changers are individuals with innovative ideas on how to make this world a better place. They must have developed a project or an initiative to turn these ideas into action.

This project can be a research project, a social project, a global advocacy campaign or a local neighborhood initiative, a business idea a social enterprise, and more. Furthermore, the project needs to be connected to a current global challenge and must aim to make an impact at the global, regional or local levels.

What is Part of the Program?

  • 1. The Global Solutions Summer School (April 17 – 22, 2020)
  • 2. The Global Solutions Summit (April 20 – 21, 2020)
  • 3. Continued Engagement

Eligibilities:

  • Young researchers and academics involved in a research project that tackles issues related to the recoupling of economy, society and environmental sustainability,
  • Young entrepreneurs and innovators involved in a social enterprise aimed at recoupling, and young business leaders aiming at changing “business as usual” from the inside,
  • Young non-profit leaders, active as community organizers, advocacy leaders, campaigners, or implementers of social, economic or environmental change on a local, regional or global level,
  1. who are between the ages of 21 and 35,
  2. who want to become longstanding, active members of a strong global network which aims at bringing about lasting global change,
  3. who commit to working constantly towards recoupling the economy with social well-being in a sustainable way,
  4. who want to become regular contributors to the Global Solutions Summit and other events and activities of the Global Solutions Initiative.

The Scholarship:

We are offering full scholarships* for the participation in the Young Global Changers Program 2020. Which include the following:

  • Travel expenses to and from Berlin**
  • Accommodation for the time of the summer school & Summit (April 17 -22, 2020)
  • Free admission to the Global Solutions Summit 2020
  • Lectures with global thought-leaders from academia and beyond
  • Comprehensive summer school workshops
  • Networking opportunities with great minds from academia, business, politics & civil society
  • Access to an exclusive global network of like-minded Young Global Changers
  • Possibilities for further engagement

Note:

  • *Please note that all expenses must be paid upfront and will be reimbursed within 6 weeks after the Global Solutions Summer School.
  • Do bear in mind that participants are responsible for submitting reimbursement claims. Currency fluctuations may lead to small changes in the total amount reimbursed.
  • **Additional costs may apply for local transportation in Berlin, visa arrangements, food, travel insurance and more. These costs will not be covered by the program.
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