Global Changemakers Summit 12-18 August 2018, Switzerland

Publish Date: Feb 01, 2018

Deadline: Mar 04, 2018

Global Youth Summit 2018


Global Changemakers is a Swiss NGO with its headquarters in Zürich. Global Changemakers became an independent organisation in 2014 after a five-year incubation period under the British Council, during which the program was developed and the network built. The goal was and is to encourage and support youth by providing them with skills, contacts, opportunities, and a world-wide community of like-minded people. Global Changemakers are bringing about positive change in many fields, ranging from climate change to poverty and human rights. Changemakers are frequently invited to share their  innovative ideas at high-profile meetings.


GCM will be bringing 60 Changemakers aged 18 to 23 to the 2018 Global Youth Summit for a fully funded, life-changing youth opportunity - a week of training sessions, networking and workshops. Participants will learn skills such as campaigning, fundraising, project management, leadership, public relations, pitching and more!

The 2018 Changemakers will join global family of young people making a difference all over the world and be eligible to receive grant funding from Global Changemakers.

Who is eligible?

GCM is looking for the most inspiring, interesting, enthusiastic, determined, innovative young social entrepreneurs, community activists, volunteers and campaigners who are working towards attaining the SDGs across the globe. Participants should be between 18 and 23 years old at the time of the summit. 

What does the program cover?

If you are selected, your flight (from your country’s main airport), transport from Zurich to the summit, 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.​Supported by Mercator Foundation Switzerland and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

How to apply?

In order to apply you need to fill in an online application which includes a two-minute video describing your motivation and your efforts to bring about a positive change in your community. There is also a 35 USD application administration fee (the fee is less than 2% of the cost of bringing a participant to the summit). 

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