Youth Global Forum 2019 in Amsterdam: Application Call for Participants and Project Presenters

“Inclusive Development vs Industry 5.0: Where is the future?” is the theme of the 2019 Youth Global Forum which will take place in Amsterdam from December 2nd – 6th with over 100 participants, experts, and trainers from all over the world. The forum aims at equipping youth with the necessary tools to adapt successfully to modern conditions. Technology is changing our world at an astonishing pace. In the span of a few short years, the internet, mobile devices, and social media have transformed how we communicate and get information about the world.

We as humanity are rapidly moving towards a future where machines and technology are beginning to dominate our daily routines. It seems that whether it be Education, Security, Business or Manufacturing, no aspect of society will be exempt from the continued integration of man and machine or technology.

In Cameroon and the world in general, individuals in all sectors of life have dived into technology to ensure continuity. In the North West Region of Cameroon where students have been denied education for over three years now, those who are still courageous to pursue their studies despite the security challenges do so with the use of technology (Social Media).

Moreover, all participants will benefit from several workshops, keynotes, and masterclasses led by some of the world’s foremost experts on the matter of Industry 5.0 & Inclusive Development.

Who can apply?

  • Young people 20-35 from around the world;
  • Master’s/PhD students, social entrepreneurs, young professionals, persons working at/with startup incubators and/or accelerators;
  • Fluent in English (reading, writing, speaking).
  • You can either apply as a project presenter or a basic participant.

As a basic participant you can expect to:

  • Participate in educational and interactive talks and become inspired through sessions conducted by distinguished, honorable guests;
  • Gain valuable new skills, knowledge, and experiences that will serve as a solid foundation for your future entrepreneurial & professional endeavors;
  • Have a unique opportunity to meet with 100 like-minded people from across the globe and network with renowned professionals in the fields of business, entrepreneurship, finance, science, technology, and education.

As a project presenter additionally to the points mentioned above you can expect to:

  • Have the opportunity to present your project with the chance of being awarded a grant to realize your idea, scholarship, internship and other prizes available to the project presenters;
  • Work on your project proposal with the supervision of an expert (in setting up business initiatives) before the event.
    Other benefits
  • Project presenters will get a chance to win a Youth Time Idea grant and receive up to 10.000 EUR for implementation of your project (Youth Time Idea Grant will fund 70% of the total proposed budget).
  • Project presenters will compete for two fully funded scholarships to study on bachelor or master’s program (upon your choice) in Zagreb School of Business (Croatia) and IPMI International Business School (Indonesia);
  • Paid Internship at the International Youth Society Of Eco-Friendly Renewable Technology (India) will be offered to one of the Youth Global Forum attendees;
  • Rich cultural exchange program which includes trips to see some of Amsterdam’s most iconic attractions;
    Official welcome and closing dinners, as well as the projects awarding ceremony in special stunning spots in Amsterdam.

What does Youth Time expect from you?

Take part in all components of the program and practice punctuality.
Hand in your project proposal before Youth Time’s set deadlines.
Follow Youth Time’s Code of Conduct.

Participation is partially funded. The complete program, cultural activities and official dinners are covered by Youth Time International Movement. Travel costs come at your own expense. There is also a registration fee which will go towards the budget which will support the grant awarded to the 1st place project winner and your accommodation.

Subsidiary Basic Participation:

Registration fee excluding accommodation (only available for residents of the Netherlands): 150€ (includes attendance of opening and closing/award ceremonies, gala dinner, tea breaks, and meals, cultural activities, educational program, participants kit).
Registration fee including twin room shared accommodation: 300€ (foreign participants) /200€ (foreign project presenters) – includes attendance of opening and closing/award ceremonies, gala dinner, tea breaks, and meals, cultural activities, educational program, participants kit).

Non-subsidiary Participation:

  • As an NGO we will be glad to receive any kind of sponsorship. If you wish to support Youth Time International Movement, you can choose the non-subsidiary option which covers 100% costs of participation.
  • Registration fee is 1000€ which will include: accommodation in a single room, attendance of opening and closing/awarding ceremonies, gala dinner, tea breaks, and meals, cultural activities, educational program, participants kit, presentation of the project during the event (in cases where you are a project presenter).

Please note, that registration fee is non-transferable and non-refundable.

Payment Information
After your application has been approved you will be asked to submit your payment as a participant at the event. Payment details will be provided to the selected participants in the official invitation upon acceptance of your application. Only after payment will your participation be guaranteed. Please note, that your participation is not guaranteed until payment has been made. Not paying promptly will risk your place to participate in the Youth Global Forum.

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Youth Global Forum,for the first time in our history we will offer a limited number of scholarships to the most outstanding young leaders who want to do good around the world, enriching the lives of those in need in their communities, but cannot afford to attend the event.Recipients of the scholarship will be given the opportunity to attend and participate in the Youth Global Forum in Amsterdam with all flights, food and accommodation expenses being paid for by way of the scholarship.

In order to have a chance to win this prize, you must submit the below application form along with your plan to solve a significant social issue that is affecting your local community today.

Whether it be in the field of poverty, bullying, equality, education and more, there are various forms of social issues that can negatively impact our communities throughout the globe. Solving these social issues are always at the forefront of our work at Youth Time internationally, so we invite you to do the same for your community.

As part of your application for the Youth Global Forum Scholarship, you will be asked to write a short essay (minimum 1500 words) and answer there the following questions in the hope that together, we can benefit local communities together:

  • What is a key social issue that is affecting your local community?
  • How is this affecting the people in your local community?
  • In your own words, describe a plan to solve this issue. Think about the points below as you explain your solution to the issue:
  • Who needs to be involved & how (Local governments, institutions, businesses, etc.). Give some examples of who and how a person and/or organization can have a positive involvement;
  • What changes need to be made (both on a personal and institutional level) from the current setup;
  • Think outside the box, as well as inside. Whilst a lot of social issues are complicated and require a seemingly endless amount of effort and planning, some only require a simple yet clear and focused campaign to reach a solution;
  • By attending the Youth Global Forum, do you think it will help you in solving your identified social issue? If so, how?
  • Try and relate your solution to the event’s theme, ‘Industry 5.0 vs Inclusive Development’.
  • In total, there will two recipients of the scholarship to attend the Youth Global Forum in a ‘participant’ capacity whilst one person will receive the scholarship to attend as a ‘project presenter’ where you will be invited to present your proposal as part of our Project Presenters Competition.

The maximum amount of accepted entries for the scholarship competition is 200 essays.

In order to apply please click here

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