Young Global Changers Recoupling Awards.

The Young Global Changers (YGC) are individuals with innovative ideas on how to make this world a better place. They must have developed a project or an initiative to turn these ideas into action. With the Young Global Changers, Recoupling Awards they want to recognize and reward youth-led projects and initiatives from around the world which embody this recoupling approach.

The Young Global Changers program brings together these young people from around the world who are working towards a global paradigm shift, combining their talents and together becoming a strong voice for change.
To be eligible for Young Global Changers Recoupling Awards, you must:

Young entrepreneurs or innovators who have started or are involved in a leading role in a social enterprise that aims at aligning economic activity with environmental sustainability and social prosperity.

Young business leaders aiming at changing “business as usual” from the inside (“intrapreneurs”).
Young non-profit actors, community organizers, advocacy leaders, campaigners, or implementers of social, economic, or environmental change on a local, regional or even on the global level.

The project, business or initiative that you apply with needs to aim at recoupling, i.e. a better alignment of economic or political activities with social well-being and environmental sustainability.

The applicant should have a leading position in the project/initiative they are applying with. (e.g. founder, co-founder, project-lead, initiator or a similar role.)
The applicant needs to be between the ages of 18 and 35.

Applicants need to be willing and motivated to become active members of a global network which aims at bringing about lasting global change.

Are you part of such a project or initiative? Are you heading an innovative social start-up? Are you trying to change your organization from the inside? Are you supporting people in need? Are you pushing or advocating for change? Tell them about it and apply now!

All applicants who qualify to be among the Top 50, will become part of our cohort of 2023 Young Global Changers. All 50 projects will be presented on the Global Solutions website. Representatives of the most outstanding projects will get the opportunity to travel to Berlin and participate in the 2023 Global Solutions Summit (May 15/16, 2023). The very best will have the chance to present their project at the Summit in front of a renowned jury and an international audience. The jury will select three winners. The overall winner receives a prize of € 5,000, the runner-up receives € 2,000, third place wins € 1,000. Selected projects will have a chance to receive additional mentoring, training, and further support to help improve their project or initiative.


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