Global Youth Summit in Switzerland

Deadline: 8 April 2016
Open to: young social entrepreneurs, community activists and volunteers from across the globe, between 18 and 23 years of age
Venue: 24-30 July,  Switzerland


Originally a British Council programme, Global Changemakers is an independent organisation pursuing the same goals; empower youth to catalyse social change by providing them with skills, contacts, opportunities and a world-wide community of like-minded people.

The Global Changemakers network is comprised by talented youth that are innovating and bringing about change in many fields. Changemakers have shared their experience in a range of high profile meetings on various fields. The mission of the Global Changemakers programme is to connect and empower youth worldwide to catalyse positive social change.

60 Changemakers aged 18 to 23 are invited to participate at the Summit, assessing their track record of social entrepreneurship, community activism and volunteerism, whilst ensuring gepgraphical and gender representation.


  • Inspiring young social entrepreneurs, community activists and volunteers from across the globe;
  • Participants must be between 18 and 23 years of age on the dates of the summit.


You will need to pay for your application fee (please make sure to copy the Unique Transaction ID number provided by PayPal and paste it on the online application form).

If you are selected, your flight (from your country’s main airport), board and lodging costs will be covered for the duration of the summit.

Additional personal expenses, as well as visas to enter Switzerland (for those who require one) will not be covered.

How to apply?

In order to apply you need to fill in an online application form latest by 8 April 2016 and make a 2 minute application video (you can read the video instructions here). You are recommended to read the questions on the form before you actually go online.

For more information, please visit the official website.

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