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FULLY FUNDED: Apply for these Young Global Changers Recoupling Awards 2024

Applications for the YGC Recoupling Awards 2024 are now open! The Global Solutions Initiative's "Young Global Changers Recoupling Awards" aim to identify, recognize, and motivate young individuals worldwide who actively strive to better align economic prosperity with environmental sustainability and the needs of communities, societies, and individuals. These awards seek to honor practical approaches and significant youth-led projects that drive real-world change while serving as role models and sources of inspiration for future initiatives. Eligible projects can include youth-led nonprofit projects or social enterprises.

There are three award categories:

1. Reimagine Business Award: This category looks for businesses and social enterprises that have adopted business models promoting both social prosperity and environmental goals, addressing challenges like waste production and climate degradation.

2. Reimagine Social and Climate Action: Many people and disadvantaged groups globally struggle to access essential services, while environmental issues like climate change and pollution worsen. This award seeks projects that directly support societies affected by systemic inequalities or climate degradation.

3. Reimagine Civic Engagement Award: In a world where trust in government and public institutions is declining, this category aims to find projects that empower citizens to actively engage in the civic space, promoting transparency, accountability, and public participation in important decisions.

These awards are a platform for young changemakers committed to making a positive impact on the world.

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Additional Information

Program Type
Fully Funded
Program Benefits
The scholarship package includes the following benefits:
• Coverage of travel expenses to and from Berlin.
• Accommodation for the duration of the Global Solutions Summit (from May 3 to May 8, 2024), spanning five nights.
• Complimentary access to the Global Solutions Summit 2024.
• Valuable networking opportunities with accomplished individuals from academia, business, politics, and civil society.
• Membership in an exclusive global network of like-minded Young Global Changers.
• Opportunities for continued engagement in impactful initiatives.

Please take note of the following:
• All expenses must be paid upfront by the participants and will be reimbursed within six weeks after the Global Solutions Summit. Participants are responsible for submitting reimbursement claims. Minor fluctuations in the total reimbursed amount may occur due to currency changes.
• Costs related to train journeys or economy-class flights, as well as visa expenses, can be reimbursed. However, some additional costs will not be covered by the scholarship, including local transportation in Berlin, meals, health or travel insurance, and other miscellaneous expenses.
• The hotel accommodation will be arranged and paid for by the Global Solutions Initiative, and it will be conveniently located near the summit venue.
Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility Criteria for All Applicants:
To be eligible, all applicants, regardless of their chosen category, must meet the following criteria:
• Individual Applicants Only: Only individual persons are eligible to apply. Organizations are not eligible; however, an individual can apply as a representative of an organization.
• Leading Role: Applicants should hold a leading position within the project or initiative they are applying with. This position can be that of a founder, co-founder, project lead, initiator, or a similar role.
• Proficiency in English: Applicants must possess a strong command of the English language, enabling them to present their work in front of a jury and an audience and actively participate in group discussions.
• Age: The Young Global Changers program aims to empower young individuals. Applicants should preferably fall within the age range of 18 to 35.
• Motivation: Applicants should demonstrate motivation to become active members of a global network dedicated to bringing about lasting global change.

Eligibility Criteria for All Projects:
All projects, regardless of their chosen category, must fulfill the following criteria to be eligible:
• Recoupling Focus: The project, business, or initiative being presented must have a focus on recoupling, which means a stronger alignment of economic or political activities with social well-being and environmental sustainability. This involves prioritizing the needs of people and environmental sustainability in economic and/or political activities.
• Organizational Stage: The project or initiative must have progressed beyond the conceptual stage and be currently active and operational.

Category-Specific Eligibility:

For "Reimagine Business":
• Social Enterprise: The organization must be a viable entity actively engaged in commercial, industrial, or professional activities, demonstrating its ability to have a positive impact on social or ecological dimensions.
• Financial Self-Sufficiency: While the organization may currently receive financial support from external sources like grants, it must have a plan for achieving financial self-sufficiency in the medium to long term.
• Purpose-Driven Alignment: The business or social enterprise must effectively implement a strategy that purposefully integrates economic prosperity with the enhancement of social well-being and/or the promotion of environmental sustainability.

For "Reimagine Social and Climate Action":
• Values-Driven: The project must align with a mission or values-centered approach, primarily focusing on not-for-profit objectives with services aimed at addressing social or environmental concerns, rather than monetary gain.
• Alignment: The project should incorporate a deliberate operational strategy that focuses on enhancing social well-being and environmental sustainability.
• Social or Environmental Focus: The organization must be involved in one or more of the following activities: directly assisting individuals affected by ongoing social or environmental crises, empowering individuals or communities to tackle challenges themselves, or addressing environmental crises such as biodiversity loss, pollution, or climate emergencies.

For "Reimagine Civic Engagement":
• Values-Driven: The project must align with a mission or values-centered approach, primarily focusing on not-for-profit-focused objectives with services aimed at addressing social or environmental concerns, rather than monetary gain.
• Civic Focus: The project's aim should be to enhance and promote civic and/or public-sphere engagement, including empowering individuals to actively participate in their civic space, become active citizens, and increase accountability and transparency in decision-making.
• Alignment: The project must implement an operational strategy that intentionally incorporates social well-being and environmental sustainability by directly assisting, educating, or empowering individuals or communities to engage in their civic space, shifting power to individuals and communities by engaging in the civic space, creating avenues for people to become more active designers of their circumstances through civic participation, and encouraging communities to hold decision makers who impact their lives accountable.
Eligible Countries
This opportunity is open to all nationalities
Application Procedure
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