The Changemakers Youth Forum is a project that is facilitated by the GiLE Foundation and co-created together with youth and youth-led organisations in Hungary.
It is also a social impact festival that brings together young changemakers, young researchers, young entrepreneurs, young professionals, young policymakers, students, stakeholders and decision makers.
Our vision is to co-create a youth-led ecosystem that is capable of collectively solving any social or environmental challenge in a way that is inclusive, inspirational and impactful.
To achieve this, we are driving youth-led social innovation by facilitating knowledge sharing, skills development, capacity building, cross-sector collaborations, and networking opportunities for (aspiring) changemakers and young innovators.
We’ve set a series of ambitious goals for this year’s youth forum that will help us get closer to realising our strategic objectives.
Our goal is to co-create a youth forum that is intellectually stimulating and memorable in order to maximise our ability to engage youth. To achieve this, we co-design a programme that integrates a wide range of activities, from skills development workshops, to entertainment and cultural experiences.
Our goal is to co-create the conditions that provide young people with opportunities to share their views, interests, needs and ideas with each other and with key stakeholders and decision makers.
Our goal is to continue building a supportive community for (aspiring) changemakers and young innovators, as well as to continue building a stronger coalition of stakeholders who share common interests and a collective commitment to empower youth.
Our goal is to address several of the key findings and youth-related challenges that were collectively identified and published last year as a result of our initiative.
Our goal is to continue providing young people with opportunities for skills development to help them address their personal skills gap, and to support their pursuit of a successful and meaningful life.
Our goal is to continue taking active steps towards co-creating a youth-led ecosystem by connecting young changemakers with young professionals, young researchers, young (social) entrepreneurs, and young people who are passionate about policymaking.
Our goal is to co-design and undertake more research activities with our youth forum and related activities. We want to eliminate inefficiencies when attempts are made to solve social or environmental challenges, by facilitating knowledge sharing and disseminating research findings that are relevant to the forum’s thematic areas.
Our goal is to publish a Social Impact Report and a list of recommended action plans that would serve as meaningful intellectual outputs of our youth forum. We would then present our key insights to our patron, the Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO, stakeholders, and decision makers.
This video shares a glimpse about how our story began.
Our inaugural youth forum took place in Budapest during 2021. Several organisations joined forces to co-create an event that was empowering and memorable.
We are searching for partners and sponsors!
The Changemakers Youth Forum 2022 is an unmissable opportunity for any individual, business, non-profit organisation, decision maker, or stakeholder with a vested interest in youth, social innovation, and solving social and environmental challenges, in Hungary or abroad.