Calling all passionate, enthusiastic, dedicated and proactive 18-23 year old social entrepreneurs, community organisers, activists, volunteers and campaigners who are working towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals – we want you! Share your work with us by applying to the summit and have a chance to be selected as a Global Changemaker and attend the fully funded Global Youth Summit 2019.
The GYS2019 will take place from 14 to 20 July in Zurich, Switzerland with support from the Mercator Foundation Switzerland. We will invite 60 exceptional Changemakers aged 18-23 to join us for a life-changing week of learning, networking and fun alongside the world’s most inspiring young leaders like you. As one of the 2019 Global Changemakers you will join our network of over 1000 young changemakers working to make a difference in over 180 countries and be eligible to apply for grant funding to launch or scale your projects.
Who is eligible?
We are looking for interesting, enthusiastic, determined and motivated young social entrepreneurs, community organisers, activists, volunteers and campaigners who are working towards attaining the SDGs across the globe. Young people who are passionate about making the world a better place, have taken steps to realise this vision and plan to continue their work are highly encouraged to apply. Participants should be between 18 and 23 years old at the time of the summit (those born between 14 July, 1995 and 20 July, 2001) and may be from any country. Questions on the age requirements?
What cost does Global Changemakers cover?
If you are selected, your return flight (from your country’s main airport to Zurich and back), transport from Zurich airport to the summit and back, accommodation and food costs will be covered for the duration of the summit. Insurance and additional personal expenses, as well as visas to enter Switzerland (for those who require one) will not be covered.