5th International Youth to Youth Summit, Hong-Kong


Deadline:  1 March 2019
Open to: participants from around the world
Venue: 28 May –  1 June 2019 in Hong-Kong

Description

This is the 5th edition of International Youth to Youth Summit and we are delighted to bring it for the first time to Asia. This year we have carefully selected the theme that could be of an interest to young people from around the world and local youth. We will explore and build forecasts for the development of our society, global economy and local cultures. We will spot common tendencies in space industry and community development, we will make future projections of human capital and human rights development.

The mission of the Summit is to bring together the brightest students, youth activists, community leaders, entrepreneurs, researches and businessman to start a dialogue, share knowledge and  experience, inspire each other, and work together after the Summit on actions which would create a more just, tolerant and sustainable society today and tomorrow.

In order to face the challenges of tomorrow and explore the possibilities for building collaborative solutions, we have decided to host the 5th International Youth to Youth Summit in Asia. There are several reasons for this. First of all, Asian economies are digitally engaged, that leverage to support the economic growth. Secondly, digital is driving connectivity in Asian countries, from mobiles connecting consumers in rural areas to improving liveability and convenience in urban areas. In addition, Asia is championing in creation of smart cities and innovative spaces to live and work. The advancement of the region in adaptation of technologies to the needs of the future is considered as an advantage and will add right context to the Summit.

The main theme will be analysed through 6 following topics:
– Future of Space Technologies: New Sustainability Aspects
– Future of Human Capital: Unleashing Human Potential
– Future of Economy: Circular Economy, Economic Citizenship, and Business for Good
– Future of Culture: Heritage Protection and Cultural Sustainability
– Future of Human Rights: Impact of Technological Innovations
– Achieving a Sustainable Future: Youth Perspective

Summit’s activities are designed to create a multinational functional dialogue and to inspire the development of new tools and creative means to build a sustainable future. Besides, the event aims at providing a number of networking sub-events including cultural activities and enhancement of the Y2Y Alumni Network, which serves as a space for strengthening unity between youth from different continents of the world and a hub for socially-beneficial actions.

Eligibility

To participate in the 5th International Youth to Youth Summit, you have to:

  • be a citizen of any country across the world;
  • be no younger than 18 and no older than 35 years old;
  • demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and potential to become a key leader in your community;
  • have passion to create positive social change and willingness to use Y2Y experience in your leadership position;
  • have some experience active either in politics (local, national, or international), civil society organizations, media, the business sector, local communities, faith based movements, and other fields;
  • have a good working knowledge of written and spoken English;

Cost

Every year we bring Youth to Youth Summit to different locations but keep the same participation fees low and affordable to the youth from around the world. This year is not an exception! Participation fees equal to 300 EUR or 340 USD.

Participation fees cover your accommodation, food and local transportation in Hong-Kong as well as all the delegates materials and extra activities during the Summit (from the 28th of May to the 1st of June).

Note: Participation fees don’t cover your travel to and from Hong-Kong as well as extra days before or after the Summit.

Once selected, candidates should proceed with the payment of the participation fees within two weeks. After the confirmation of the payment is received, candidate is issued a status of delegate and his or her participation in the Summit is confirmed.

Every year we are working on fundraising money for travel scholarships for outstanding international delegates but we cannot guarantee any financial support. It is up to the participants to fundraise money for their expenses, however, our team can assist with fundraising.

We believe that by helping participants to fundraise money for their own travel costs is more useful than just providing a financial support. Y2Y fundraising team is ready to consult and advise you on successful sponsorship or crowdfunding campaigns. Therefore if only money stops you from applying, don’t worry! We will help you!

Application

In order to apply, candidate should fill in the short application form till the deadline, highlighting his or her motivation, leadership journey and ideas of socially-beneficial projects. The applications are reviewed on the rolling basis and on the 3rd of March all long-listed candidates will be notified individually. Once selected, candidates should proceed with the payment of the participation fees within two weeks. Participation fees equal to 300 EUR and cover the accommodation, food and local transportation in Hong-Kong as well as all the delegates materials and extra activities during the Summit. Note that participation fees don’t cover the travel to and from Hong-Kong as well as extra days before or after the Summit. Only few scholarships to cover participation fees will be available for candidates with exceptional profiles. After the confirmation of the payment is received, candidate is issued the status of a delegate and his or her participation in the Summit is confirmed.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section

The official web-page.