Young Global Changers



The Think 20 Summit GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, mandated by the German G20 Presidency, will bring young visionaries from around the globe to Berlin. The Young Global Changers scholarship programme aims at people with a passion for change and a background in social volunteering, academia, technology, start-ups, journalism or blogging. By offering these scholarships, the summit wants to involve the views and ideas of the next generation into global problem-solving.

Over 1300 early-career professionals from all over the world applied for the programme. A jury selected 100 of them to come to Berlin, attend the Think 20 Summit and work on global solutions themselves. 

The selected Young Global Changers are on average 28 years of age, have very diverse academic and professional backgrounds and represent 100 different countries. 

Babatunde (28), Nigeria

Elle (18), Ireland

Joonseok (32), South Korea

The Young Global Changers will take part in a number of high-level side events and get an extraordinary opportunity to meet Nobel Laureates and pitch their ideas and projects to renowned experts of world-leading think tanks. They will experience the conference through an innovative design thinking process and develop global solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our planet.

The official programme for the Young Global Changers starts on Sunday, 28 May 2017 at 1:00PM and ends on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 at around 4:00PM.The scholarship programme is supported by several Enabling Partners: PwC; Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises; Berlin Partner; Google; Volkswagen, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, WeQ Foundation and Allianz Stiftungsforum.The scholarship will cover accommodation for max. 3 nights including breakfast, conference fees and meals. A lump-sum depending on the location of origin will be provided to cover travel expenses.

Applications for the 2017 scholarship programme are now closed.

For more information on the Young Global Changers programme and how to apply, please click here or contact us at


Header photo credit: Casa Rosada (Argentina Presidency of the Nation) (CC BY 2.5 AR)