History of the Youth Global Forum

The Youth Global Forum has held four previous editions in different locations around the world. In previous years the Youth Global Forum has discussed several key issues that are most prevalent to the international youth community and has been used as a platform for youth participants to voice their concerns, discuss relevant hot topics and gain the tools necessary to achieve success in their careers as they move forward. Take a look at the history of the Youth Global Forum below that has spanned three continents and five countries so far.


Youth Global Forum 2015 in Barcelona, Spain

The Youth Time Global Forum 2015 took place from October 28th till October 31st in Barcelona. It was a unique event, which gathered together 123 participants from all over the world with the aim of coming to solutions for the most prevalent youth issues.

The topic of the annual event was "The New Era of Employment and Education: Solutions for Change". The topic was relevant to the location and the current realities on the ground there, as in Barcelona unemployment and education are pressing, immediate issues. Young people who are looking for inspiration and people who have innovative ideas on how to tackle these issues were brought together at this event, to come to effective solutions for change. The program consisted, first, of workshops, in which participants were challenged to redefine the concepts of “employment” and “education”; and second, of project presentation meetings, in which participants and experts evaluated the proposals the presenters have made. The program also included roundtable discussions with prominent guests.

Winner of the 2015 Youth Global Forum Projects Competition: Nepal’s Swekshya Neupane & her project “Health for Female Community Leaders”

To find out more about the winning project, click here: https://www.youth-time.org/index.php/forums/winners/item/349-the-youth-time-move-ment-con-grat-u-lates-win-ner-of-the-yt-global-forum-in-barcelona


Youth Global Forum 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia

Youth Global Forum 2016 took place in Jakarta, Indonesia in November 23-27. The event gathered together more than 100 participants from all over the world. The topic of the annually organized event was related to the location and actuality of the matter. This year, it was "The Interdependence Between Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship - Creating a sustainable environment for social development through tech innovation".

Winner of the 2016 Youth Global Forum Projects Competition: Russia’s Olga Lakhnova & her project “People Friendly”

To find out more about the winning project, click here: https://www.youth-time.org/index.php/forums/winners/item/457-youth-global-forum-2016-s-winning-project-fighting-the-isolation-of-the-elderly-by-educating-the-young-winners

Youth Global Forum 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

From 23rd to 27th of November 2017, Youth Time International Movement in collaboration with the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare in the UAE hosted its third annual Youth Global Forum. The location for hosting the event was the cosmopolitan metropolis of Dubai with the forum bringing together over 100 experts and participants coming from a diverse range of countries and backgrounds. Attendees were exposed to a variety of innovative masterclasses and workshops which touched upon topics related to the overall theme of the event – Ethical Entrepreneurship in the Time of a Competitive Knowledge-based Economy. Further, thirteen social enterprise projects were presented by participants with one winner receiving Youth Time’s Idea Grant to convert their idea into a reality!

Winner of the 2017 Youth Global Forum Projects Competition: Ghana’s Ms. Aurelia Abena Attipoe & her project ‘’The Pitch Hub’’.

To find out more about the winning project, click here: https://www.youth-time.org/index.php/forums/global-forum-in-dubai-2017/item/416-ethical-entrepreneurship-in-modern-youth-society-a-short-summary-of-the-best-events-from-the-youth-global-forum-2017 


Global Forum 2018 in Paris, France

Youth Global Forum 2018 took place in Paris, France from December 2nd-6th and gathered together around 80 participants, experts and trainers from all over the world. The topic of the annual event was Worldwide Impact Investment: the Role of Entrepreneurs”. This three day forum saw attendants participate in various workshops, masterclasses and key-note speeches from the some of the world’s foremost experts in the field. The event culminated with fifteen project presenters getting the chance to showcase their projects with one ultimately winning the coveted Youth Time Idea grant to turn their project into a reality!

Winner of the 2018 Youth Global Forum Projects Competition: Guyana’s Shinelle Bayrd & her project ‘’The Wellness Centre’’.

To find out more about the winning project, click here: https://www.youth-time.org/index.php/forums/winners/item/456-on-the-way-to-reducing-the-highest-suicide-rate-in-the-world-the-story-behind-youth-global-forum-2018-s-winning-project-from-guyana-winners

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