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Young Global Changers Recoupling Awards 2024

This year’s awards will have an interesting new twist! The 2024 YGC Recoupling Awards will be held in categories that recognize various approaches to recoupling goals. As a result, the Reimagine Business, Social and Climate Action, and Civic Engagement Awards were launched!

Are you the CEO of a social enterprise that produces and operates in a sustainable manner? Does your company’s efforts directly address social or environmental issues? Perhaps you manage an organization that provides marginalized groups with the tools, resources, or skills they need to live more empowered, healthier, and safer lives. Are you experimenting with methods to make decision-making more participatory and inclusive? Perhaps you are providing opportunities for people to become more involved in their civic area.

Young Global Changers Recoupling Awards 2024 Eligibility

The following criteria need to be fulfilled by all applicants to be eligible, independent from the category in which they apply.

  • Individuals Only: Only individual people can apply. You cannot apply as an organization, only as its representative.
  • Leading Role: Participants should have a leading position in the project or initiative they are applying with. (This can be the founder, co-founder, project-lead, initiator or a similar role.)
  • Strong English: Participants must have a command of the English language  strong enough to present their work in front of a jury and an audience, and to participate in group conversations.
  • Age: The Young Global Changers program aims to empower youth. Applicants should preferably be between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • Motivation: The applicants should show motivation to become active members of a global network which aims at bringing about lasting global change.

The following criteria need to be fulfilled by all projects to be eligible, independent from the category in which they apply.

  • Recoupling: The project, business, or initiative with which you apply needs to aim at recoupling, i.e., a better alignment of economic or political activities with social well-being and environmental sustainability. This means putting the needs of people and environmental sustainability at the center of economic and/or political activities.
  • Organizational Stage: The project or initiative must be beyond the idea stage. It should be currently active and running.

Benefits of Young Global Changers Recoupling Awards 2024

They are awarding full scholarships to the finalists of the Young Global Changers Recoupling Awards 2024 to attend the 2024 Global Solutions Summit in Berlin.

The scholarship includes the following:

  • Travel expenses to and from Berlin**
  • Accommodation for the time of the Global Solutions Summit (five nights, May 3-8, 2024)***
  • Free admission to the Global Solutions Summit 2024
  • Networking opportunities with great minds from academia, business, politics & civil society
  • Access to an exclusive global network of like-minded Young Global Changers
  • Possibilities for further engagement

*Please note that all expenses must be paid upfront and will be reimbursed within 6 weeks after the Global Solutions Summit. Participants are responsible for submitting reimbursement claims. Currency fluctuations may lead to small changes in the total amount reimbursed.

Deadline: November 27, 2023.

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