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.
Apply if you are already engaged in a project or initiative to bring about positive change and would like to engage with a broad network of like-minded people, participate in a comprehensive summer school and attend the Global Solutions Summit in Berlin.
This year, you can apply to one of three different areas: academia, business or civil society. The Young Global Changers program aims at bringing together people from these areas at the Global Solutions Summer School and explore solutions to current challenges.
- Successful candidates are young people between 21-35 years with innovative ideas on how to make this world a better place and who have developed a project or an initiative to put 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, or more. It needs to be connected to a current global challenge and must aim to make an impact and bring about positive change, whether at the global, regional or local level.