Apply: 2015 Ashoka ChangemakerXchange Summit in Istanbul, Turkey

Apply: 2015 Ashoka ChangemakerXchange Summit in Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline: February 2, 2015

Ashoka is currently accepting applications for the 2015 ChangemakerXchange taking place from May 13 to 17, 2015 in in Istanbul, Turkey. The Ashoka ChangemakerXchange is a global collaboration platform for young social entrepreneurs supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. It gathers some of the world’s most exciting changemakers at summits around the world for the exchange and co-creation of ideas.

The ChangemakerXchange Istanbul Summit brings together 25 of the top young social entrepreneurs from Europe, Turkey, North Africa and the Middle East. The 5 day summit is split between Istanbul and a location near the black sea cost in the North of the city.

The agenda follows an exciting Changemakerxchange open-space approach with a focus on exchanging learnings and knowledge among the participants, creative brainstormings and the development of cross-border collaborations.


Applicants for changemakerxchange:

  • must be between 18-28 years old (however a limited number of 3 places is available for 29 and 30 year old applicants)
  • should lead, co-lead, have founded or co-founded their own social venture which is up and running and addresses a relevant social problem
  • have to speak English well enough to understand and make presentations in English and participate in discussions
  • should have the skills and know-how to be part of a special community of collaborative young social entrepreneurs and be willing to play an active role in this community.
  • should come from Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa (The Maghreb and Egypt)

Costs and Benefits

ChangemakerXchange covers 100% of travel costs and the majority of the conference costs for all 4 nights and 5 days (incl. hotel accommodation, inner city travel, food, entrance fees and more).

However a modest participation fee of 100 EURO / 120 USD to cover part of the costs will be charged. (A limited number of stipends in special cases is available upon request)

For more information, visit ChangemakerXchange Summit in Istanbul.