Welcome to the application page for an exciting
special edition ChangemakerXchange on Empathy and
Social Emotional Skills.
Co-created by Ashoka and Robert Bosch Stiftung, ChangemakerXchange is a global collaborative community for over 600 of the world's top young changemakers to connect, share and develop cross-border collaborations.
This special summit is in partnership with ALV gGmbH.
Deadline is 17th February 23:00 CET
Eligible countries are EUROPE only.
In a world of exponential change, we are confronted by an increasing number of complex inter-connected societal and environmental problems. Ensuring solutions will outpace problems requires effective collaboration at a scale never seen before. Thriving and collaborating in this new world is only possible with deep empathy and social-emotional skills, the ability to understand and respond to the feelings of others. Today, cultivating our innate capacity for empathy in children and young adults is as fundamental and urgent as numeracy and literacy.
We are looking for 20 of the most creative young Changemakers from across Europe, whose mission is to cultivate empathy and social emotional skills in children and
young people .
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We will bring this group together in a unique
collaborative summit format close to Cologne from April 24th-28th,
after which they will get the chance to become part of a vibrant global
community of social innovators. The summit will be followed by an accelerator
program for this group to advance their impact to the next level, diving deeper
into issues like systemic change, fundraising, holistic well-being and
- A Social entrepreneur who has founded their own social
- A Young teacher who has an idea which is spreading beyond your own school walls
- A Storyteller who is raising awareness about the need for a more empathic society
- A Young ‘intrapreneur' who is pioneering an empathy-focused initiative from within a bigger public or private sector organisation.
Please make sure to read the following information carefully before applying, also check out our values below (all of them co-created with our community) and take a moment to reflect if they are a fit for you, note we are not just an event nor a platform focused on networking or self-promotion for 'hero-entrepreneurs' but rather a genuine and authentic community of supportive peers. Should you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com