Global Changemakers Youth Summit 2018 for Change Agents – Switzerland ( Fully Funded)


DEADLINE: Sunday 4th March 2018 6 p.m. CET

The Global Changemakers Youth Summit will be bringing 60 Changemakers aged 18 to 23 to the 2018 Global Youth Summit for a fully funded, life-changing youth opportunity – a week of training sessions, networking and workshops. Participants will learn skills such as campaigning, fundraising, project management, leadership, public relations, pitching and more!

The 2018 Changemakers will join our global family of young people making a difference all over the world and be eligible to receive grant funding from Global Changemakers.


  • GYS are looking for the most inspiring, interesting, enthusiastic, determined, innovative young social entrepreneurs, community activists, volunteers and campaigners who are working towards attaining the SDGs across the globe.
  • Participants should be between 18 and 23 years old at the time of the summit.


  • 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.​

Supported by Mercator Foundation Switzerland and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

How to Apply:

In order to apply you need to fill in an online application which includes a two-minute video describing your motivation and your efforts to bring about a positive change in your community. There is also a 35 USD application administration fee (the fee is less than 2% of the cost of bringing a participant to the summit).

GYS suggest you prepare your application and video by reading the application FAQ and ensuring that you have a PayPal account or credit card ready to be able to pay the 35 USD application administration fee.   

STep 1: Pay your non-refundable application fee. 

NB Please make sure to copy your transaction number to paste it on the online application form.

STep 2: Make and upload the 2 minute application video. 

STep 3: Fill in the online application form. 

NB You cannot save your application, so we suggest that you prepare your written application using the application guide as a reference and copy- paste your answers directly to the form thereafter

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Global Changemakers Youth Summit 2018