Young Global Changers


Young Global Changers

The Global Solutions Summit brings the next generation of problem solvers from around the globe to Berlin to contribute their views and ideas.

We know young people are dedicated to, passionate about and essential for shaping a better future. That is why in 2017 the Global Solutions Initiative launched the Young Global Changers (YGC) program to attract students and young professionals passionate about changing the world for the better. Each year we’re summoning their knowledge and skills to innovate and implement new solutions that can meet today’s challenges. The YGC strives for diversity – in its first year it welcomed 100 participants from 100 different countries. In the future the YGC will become a permanent worldwide network as part of the Global Solutions Initiative (GSI).

Young Global Changers 2019 - Summer School (16 - 20 March)

As part of the Global Solutions Summit 2019, we invite outstanding young talents with first class results in their academic discipline and who are engaged in society - in social, political or environmental activities - to participate in the Global Solutions summit as well as our summer school program in Berlin, from 16-20 March.

During five intense days, the participants will connect with policy thinkers and policy leaders from think tanks, politics, business and civil society to share ideas and know-how. During workshops and lectures, the participants work with Nobel laureates, luminaries from academia and economy as well as world-renowned thought leaders. The participants will be able to attend talks and discussions at the 2019 Global Solutions Summit and will intensively engage with the content and ideas discussed at the summit.

We are offering full scholarships for qualified candidates to participate in the Young Global Changers program 2019. The scholarship will cover all conference fees, costs for the summer school, accommodation as well as travel expenses to and from Berlin.

Would you like to become part of the Young Global Changers network and join our Summer School 2019? More information will follow soon!

Young Global Changers 2018

Over 2,000 early-career professionals from more than 160 countries applied for the YGC Summer School 2018. A jury selected 120 of them to come to Berlin, attend the Global Solutions Summit, and work on developing global solutions themselves. 

Our YGCs came from more than 80 countries and represent the next generation of global problem solvers.