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The Program

The Young Global Changers program identifies, connects and empowers young people from around the globe engaged in different areas of society who are already actively pushing for change in their communities, enabling them to have an even greater impact. Each year, after an extensive application and selection process, a new cohort of Young Global Changers from around the world joins the Young Global Changers program. They join a global network of changemakers to connect and advance the Recoupling of the economy with social prosperity and environmental sustainability.

After their participation in the  Summer Schools or the Recoupling Awards, the Young Global Changers’ efforts continue as part of an engaged global network. The goal is to build a sustainable network of engaged individuals and together advance the project of recoupling economic advancements with social prosperity and environmental sustainability.

YGC Summer Schools

In 2017, 2018 and 2019, Young Global Changers from around the world participated in a comprehensive one-week Summer School in Berlin. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Global Solutions Summit and the corresponding Global Solutions Summer School went digital in 2020 and 2021.

YGC Recoupling Awards

To recognize and reward young changemakers from all over the world, the Global Solutions Initiative has newly created the YGC Recoupling Awards in 2022. The program aims to identify the ten most inspiring projects which contribute towards recoupling social, environmental, and economic prosperity. 

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