Ashoka Changemaker Xchange Summit 2015 for Young Changemakers, Istanbul Turkey (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 30. 2015, 

When:Wednesday December 9. to December 13. 2015

STANBUL calling! This next special edition of Changemakerxchange focuses on “Employment” and brings together young changemakers that tackle unemployment in the region (Europe, Turkey and MENA) with innovative and new ideas.

In response to the youth unemployment crisis in Europe, Turkey and the MENA Region this special edition Changemakerxchange summit focuses on changemakers who are running projects and ventures that build the employability skills and capacity of young people, foster entrepreneurship, bridge the skills gap or create new jobs and employment.

The Changemakerxchange summit in #Istanbul brings together 20 social entrepreneurs from Europe/Turkey/North Africa and the Middle East

Special Selection Criteria:

Applicants for changemakerxchange:
** need to run a venture that builds the employability skills and capacity of young people (soft or hard, technical skills) , fosters entrepreneurship, bridges the skills gap / creates new jobs and employment.

General Selection Criteria:

Applicants for changemakerxchange:

  • must be between 18-28 years old (however a limited number of 3 places is available for 29 and 30 year old applicants)
  • should lead, co-lead, have founded or co-founded their own social venture which is up and running and addresses a relevant social problem (an idea or volunteering for an organization is unfortunately not enough)
  • have to speak English well enough to understand and make presentations in English and participate in discussions
  • should have the skills and know-how to be part of a special community of collaborative young social entrepreneurs and be willing to play an active role in this community.
  • come from Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa (The Maghreb and Egypt).


  • ChangemakerXchange covers 100% of travel costs and the majority of the conference costs for all 4 nights and 5 days (incl. hotel accomodation, inner city travel, food, entrance fees and more).
  • However a modest participation fee of 100 EURO / 120 USD to cover part of the costs will be charged. (A limited number of stipends in special cases is available upon request – If you really do require a Stipend please let us know in the application form).

Please note: You may want to draft your application in a Word file before filling out the form, it does unfortunately not allow you to save your progress and if something goes wrong while filling out the form your info may be lost.

Apply now and be part of an extraordinary five days from Wednesday December 9. to December 13. 2015 along 20 of the region’s most inspiring young social entrepreneurs.

Apply Now to attend the Changemakerxchange summit in #Istanbul

E-Mail: Nick McGirl at [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Changemakerxchange summit in #Istanbul



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