Applications Open: Global Changemakers’ Global Youth Summit 2016 in Switzerland (fully-funded)

Applications Open: Global Changemakers’ Global Youth Summit 2016 in Switzerland (fully-funded)

Deadline: April 8, 2016

Applications are now open for the Global Changemakers (GCM) Global Youth Summit 2016 taking place 24-30 July in Switzerland! The summit will bring together 60 Changemakers for a life-changing week of training sessions, networking and workshops. Are you a Changemaker? Then apply for the Global Youth Summit.

The strongest candidates will be invited to participate at the Summit, assessing their track record of social entrepreneurship, community activism and volunteerism, whilst ensuring geographical and gender representation.


If you are selected, your flight (from your country’s main airport), board and lodging costs will be covered for the duration of the summit.

However, additional personal expenses, as well as visas to enter Switzerland (for those who require one) will not be covered.


  • GCM is looking for the most inspiring young social entrepreneurs, community activists and volunteers from across the globe.
  • Participants must be between 18 and 23 years of age on the dates of the summit.

How to Apply

In order to apply, you will need to:

  • Pay for your $35 application fee (please make sure to copy the Unique Transaction ID number provided by PayPal and paste it on the online application form)
  • Fill in an online application form
  • Make a 2 minute application video (you can read the video instructions here).
  • Should you want to read the questions on the form before you actually go online, you can find the pdf here.


Opportunity Desk Founder, Ms. Grace Ihejiamaizu, is a Global Changemaker and participated in the 2012 Euro-Africa Youth Summit. Read all about it here and feel free to ask her any questions below this post or at Opportunity Desk for You on Facebook.

For more information, visit Global Changemakers.