Monday, January 7, 2019

Global Youth Summit 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland (Fully Funded)

Calling all passionate, enthusiastic, dedicated and proactive young social entrepreneurs, community organisers, activists, volunteers and campaigners who are working towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals – we want you! Share your work with us by applying to the summit and have a chance to be selected as a Global Changemaker 2019 and attend the fully funded Global Youth Summit 2019.

The GYS2019 will take place from 14 to 20 July in Zurich, Switzerland and we will invite 60 exceptional Changemakers to join us for a life-changing week of learning, networking and fun alongside the world’s most inspiring young leaders like you. As one of the 2019 Global Changemakers you will join our network of over 1000 young changemakers working to make a difference in over 180 countries and be eligible to apply for grant funding to launch or scale your projects.

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  • 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.


Global Changemakers are looking for interesting, enthusiastic, determined and motivated young social entrepreneurs, community organisers, activists, volunteers and campaigners who are working towards attaining the SDGs across the globe. Young people who are passionate about making the world a better place, have taken steps to realise this vision and plan to continue their work are highly encouraged to apply. Participants should be between 18 and 23 years oldat the time of the summit and may be from any country. Open for all nationality.
How to Apply:
To apply to the Global Youth Summit 2019, eligible changemakers need to record a two-minute application video, complete the written application form and pay the 35USD application fee.
  • Step one
    Record and upload your two-minute application video
    Due to the high number of applications we receive each year, we only use the application videos during the first round of selection, we therefore ask that you read the video instructions before you begin. (FAQ Page)
  • Step two
    Pay your 35usd application fee. The application fee is 35USD and can be paid using PayPal, Western Union or credit/debit card. Please record your PayPal transaction ID/ card payment order number/ Western Union money transaction number to use on your application form.
    Pay Application Fee
    The application fee constitutes less than 0.5% of the average cost of bringing a participant to the summit.
    By charging an application fee, we hope that those applying are truly committed to participating at the summit and to becoming an active member of the Global Changemakers network thereafter.
  • Step three
    Complete your written application
    Written applications are considered in the second and the final selection rounds.
    Please note that applications close at midnight Central European Time (GMT+1) on 7 February 2019.
    Application form
    Application Question
  • Step four
    Submit your application
    Please note, you will receive a confirmation email when you submit your form. If not, please check your spam folder. If you have still not received the email, you have made a mistake when you provided your email address or provided an invalid email address. In this case, please contact us to correct this. 
  • Step five
    Selection Results announced
    Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be informed of the selection results via email. Please ensure that ‘’ is added to your email providers “Safe Sender” list so that your email does not end up in your spam folder
The application form cannot be saved to continue later, so we suggest that you create an offline copy of your answers in case you are interrupted whilst completing your application.  
07 February 2019