Summer School 2019 Application


Become part of the Young Global Changers community, expand your network by meeting and debating with like-minded people from all over the world, gain free admission to the Global Solutions Summit 2019 in Berlin and participate in an intensive summer school program.

As part of the summer school, participants will engage in lectures, workshops and discussions and will meet outstanding professionals from business, politics, and civil society, to learn about and to discuss paradigm change and how to implement it. The lecturers are amongst the most renowned academics from around the world. After two intensive days of summer school the Young Global Changers (YGC) will participate in the Global Solutions Summit 2019. They will be able to attend talks and discussions and will intensively engage with the content and ideas discussed at the summit. On the final day of the program the YGC will create a report on the outcome of the summit.

The Young Global Changers Program is open for students and young professionals with first class results in their academic discipline who are engaged in society - in social, political or environmental activities.

YGC Summer School Program 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Summer School on ‘Global Paradigm Change’ (Day 1)
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Summer School on ‘Global Paradigm Change’ (Day 2)
Monday, March 18, 2019
Global Solutions Summit (Day 1)
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Global Solutions Summit (Day 2)
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Reporting on the Summit – Generating Output


  • Student or young professional with excellent academic achievements                                     
  • Available to attend the summer school and the Global Solutions Summit in Berlin, 16 – 20 March 2019
  • Special interest in one or several of the overarching topics of the Global Solutions Initiative
  • Proof of volunteer work or extracurricular social projects
  • Developing an idea or working on a specific project that you believe will make an impact
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Writing skills and experience in journalism/media production are an asset

The Scholarship

The YGC scholarship includes the following…

  • Travel expenses to and from Berlin
  • Accommodation for the time of the program
  • Free admission to the Global Solutions Summit 2019
  • Summer School workshops 
  • Lectures with global thought leaders from academia 
  • Sharing your work, thoughts, and ideas with Nobel Prize laureates and great minds from think tanks, business, politics and civil society 
  • Joining an exclusive network of like-minded Young Global Changers and building long-lasting relationships 



Our jury will select the participants by beginning of February 2019. We will contact you shortly after that. Please note that we cannot give any information about the status of your application before the end of the application period.

How to apply

Please complete the application form below (in English) upload your CV and briefly describe yourself. As part of the application please also choose a G20/T20 topic and explain within 500 characters why this topic is of interest to you.

The deadline for all application is 20 January 2019

My application comes with the recommendation of:

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University studies

Experience abroad

Language skills


Special distinctions (e.g. grants, prizes, awards)

What kind of change project are you working on?

Civic engagement / Voluntary work

I am particularly interested in the following G20/T20 agenda topic *


Please explain within 500 characters (including blank spaces) your motivation for this topic *

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Please describe yourself in three sentences (max of 300 characters including blank spaces). Please structure the text in the following order: Full name, nationality, age, academic career, current position, field of interest. *

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CV & Certificates

Please upload a description of your change project (max. 1 page) and your CV (max. 2 pages) in .pdf format *


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