the ChangemakerXchange

Originally created in Istanbul by Ashoka and supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the ChangemakerXchange is a global collaboration platform for young social entrepreneurs. It gathers some of the world’s most exciting changemakers at summits around the world for the exchange and co-creation of ideas. The ChangemakerXchange now brings together young social entrepreneurs from 55 different countries in Europe, Turkey, the South Caucasus, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia 


Our Mission

We identify and connect young
innovators at summits around
the world to build a community of
like minded individuals

(human connection)

We create spaces and opportunities
for the exchange of ideas/resources/
challenges/best case practices/tools
and experiences.

(peer to peer learning)

We facilitate the co-creation
of new ideas and cross border
collaborations.

(co-creation)

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ChangemakerXchange Italy

 

The 13th ChangemakerXchange summit will bring together 25 of the region’s top young social entrepreneurs who have developed their own innovative solutions in all fields of social change.

 

It will take place for the first time in Sicily, Italy, in the heart of the Mediterranean and hosted by Ashoka Italy from Wednesday, 14th December 2016 evening until Sunday, 18th December 2016 morning.

 

Participants must be able to attend all days.

 

The deadline for applications is midnight GMT on 28th September 2016. Do you think you have got what it takes? Applications are not closed.

 

Before applying, please read through the step-by-step instructions on how to apply, FAQs, tips and resources here.

 

Selection Criteria

 

Applicants for ChangemakerXchange:

 

** Must be aged between 18 and 30. Please note a limited number of three 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. We are unable to accept applicants with an idea only or who are volunteering for an organisation.

 

**Must have a good level of English that enables them to understand, present, and collaborate throughout the summit.

 

**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 within this community.

 

**Must come from Europe, Turkey, the South Caucasus, the Middle East or North Africa (the Maghreb and Egypt).

a network of true changemakers

 

Founded by Ashoka in 2012 and supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung the ChangemakerXchange selects and gathers changemakers, aged 18 to 28, with a proven track record in driving exciting social ventures. Giving them a unique chance to share experiences, learn from each other and create cross-border collaborations the program now unites over 200 young innovators across 55 countries with many more summits lined up already.

Social Innovators like Adam, 19, from Dublin, who after being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome as a child himself – felt compelled to change society’s approach to Autism with ASIAM, a user-led awareness raising initiative and one-stop shop providing tools to empower the Autism community. Others include Markus, who founded Kiron University, offering innovative and open sourced higher education programs for refugees who left their studies unfinished in their home countries, 26 year old Jiezhen from Singapore who founded the Hidden Good to channel social media for social good and bring out the inner-changemaker in the region’s young people and Milena, who was just 22 when she founded the world’s first totally package free supermarket Original Unverpackt

 

Dan-Felix Müller | Germany

Dan-Felix Müller | Germany

Baran Keskin | Germany

Baran Keskin | Germany

Ceren Öztulca | Turkey

Ceren Öztulca | Turkey

Catherine de Medici Jaffee | USA, Turkey

Catherine de Medici Jaffee | USA, Turkey

Ali YağızYemişçi | Turkey

Ali Yağız Yemişçi | Turkey

Aysegül Güzel | Turkey

Aysegül Güzel | Turkey

Christina Veldhoen | Germany

Christina Veldhoen | Germany

Lamia Özal | Germany

Lamia Özal | Germany

Deniz Balkas | Turkey

Deniz Balkas | Turkey

Efehan Danisman | Turkey

Efehan Danisman | Turkey

Emre Ozgur | Turkey

Emre Ozgur | Turkey

EzgiKaraaĞaÇ | Turkey

Ezgi KaraaĞaÇ | Turkey

Georg Tarne | Germany

Georg Tarne | Germany

Gül Nihat | Turkey

Gül Nihat | Turkey

Gülcin Kaya | Turkey

Gülcin Kaya | Turkey

Gülşen Erengül | Turkey

Gülşen Erengül | Turkey

Hans Storck | Germany

Hans Storck | Germany

Iñigo Blanco | Spain

Iñigo Blanco | Spain

Ipek Yosunlu | Turkey

Ipek Yosunlu | Turkey

Isabel Glaser | Germany

Isabel Glaser | Germany

İstem DuyguAkalp | Turkey

İstem Duygu Akalp | Turkey

James Halliday | USA, Turkey

James Halliday | USA, Turkey

Jeronimo Calderon | Switzerland

Jeronimo Calderon | Switzerland

Johannes Schmidt | Germany

Johannes Schmidt | Germany

Joscha Lautner |Germany

Joscha Lautner |Germany

Katharina Norden | Austria

Katharina Norden | Austria

Lamia Özal | Germany

Lamia Özal | Germany

Laura Marques | Portugal

Laura Marques | Portugal

LaurenzPaas | Germany

Laurenz Paas | Germany

Mareike Emde | Germany

Mareike Emde | Germany

Meltem Sendag | Turkey

Meltem Sendag | Turkey

Nuray Karaca | Germany

Nuray Karaca | Germany

Ongun Duman | Turkey

Ongun Duman | Turkey

Salahdin Said | Germany

Salahdin Said | Germany

SaraDaniela de Barros e Castro | Portugal

Sara Daniela de Barros e Castro | Portugal

Sercan Varol | Turkey

Sercan Varol | Turkey

Tolga Vatansever | Turkey

Tolga Vatansever | Turkey

Vincent Thiberville | France

Vincent Thiberville | France

Yannik Sonnenberg | Germany

Yannik Sonnenberg | Germany

Christian Vanizette | France

Christian Vanizette | France

Sonia Ben Ali | France

Philippe Birker | Germany

Adam Harris | Ireland

Arnaud Chauvel | France

Mouna Boujmal | Morocco

Mouna Boujmal | Morocco

Maria Hrimech | Morocco

Maria Hrimech | Morocco

Ayse Ozcan | Turkey

Ayse Ozcan | Turkey

Ekaterina Karabasheva | Germany

Ekaterina Karabasheva | Germany

Gloria Amoruso | Germany

Gloria Amoruso | Germany

Evita Kolokouri | Greece

Evita Kolokouri | Greece

Cristina Martinez | Spain

Cristina Martinez | Spain

Turker Ziya Erzin | Turkey

Turker Ziya Erzin | Turkey

Alexander Iscenco | Turkey

Alexander Iscenco | Turkey

Mahmoud Galal | Egypt

Mahmoud Galal | Egypt

Mejdi Ben Farhat | Tunisia

Mejdi Ben Farhat | Tunisia

Eoin O'Liathain | Ireland

Eoin O’Liathain | Ireland

Badreddine Zebbiche | Algeria

Badreddine Zebbiche | Algeria

Eda NurYilar | Germany

Eda Nur Yilar | Germany

EdaBayraktar | Turkey

Eda Bayraktar | Turkey

Carolina AlmeidaCruz | Portugal

Carolina Almeida Cruz | Portugal

WillHines | UK

Will Hines | UK

Yeliz Ozsoy | Turkey

Yeliz Ozsoy | Turkey

Simon Straetker | Germany

Simon Straetker | Germany

Richard Lukas | Czech Republic

Richard Lukas | Czech Republic

Alina Funk | Germany

Alina Funk | Germany

Asma Mansour | Tunisia

Asma Mansour | Tunisia

Cansu Akarsu | Turkey

Cansu Akarsu | Turkey

Cem Arslan | Turkey

Cem Arslan | Turkey

Charlotte Neary Bremner | UK

Charlotte Neary Bremner | UK

Daithi Butler | Ireland

Daithi Butler | Ireland

Dennis Hoenig-Ohnsorg | Germany

Dennis Hoenig-Ohnsorg | Germany

Emre Danaci | Turkey

Emre Danaci | Turkey

Franz  Josef Allmager | Germany

Franz Josef Allmayer | Austria / Guatemala

Jeroen Offerjins | Netherlands

Jeroen Offerjins | Netherlands

Maha Ech Chefaa | Morocco

Maha Ech Chefaa | Morocco

MariettaZile | Germany

Marietta Zile | Germany

MelanieMarcel | France

Melanie Marcel | France

Meryem Aydin | Turkey

Meryem Aydin | Turkey

Nathanael Molle | France

Nathanael Molle | France

Pavel Borecky | Czech Republic

Pavel Borecky | Czech Republic

Racem Flazi | Algeria, France

Racem Flazi | Algeria, France

Raphaelle Ayaach | Egpyt, USA, France

Raphaelle Ayaach | Egpyt, USA, France

Sebastian Schütz | Germany

Sebastian Schütz | Germany

Svanja Kleeman | Germany

Svanja Kleeman | Germany

Tereza Jureckova | Czech Republic

Tereza Jureckova | Czech Republic

ThomasCounsell | USA, Morocco

Thomas Counsell | USA, Morocco

VictoriaNovak | Moldova

Victoria Novak | Moldova

Touria Benlafiqh | Morocco

Touria Benlafiqh | Morocco

Ahmet

/> Ahmet Kurnaz | Turkey

Ayse Gokce Bor

Ayse Gokce Bor | Turkey

Yasmine

Yasmine El Baggari | Morocco

Tariq

Tariq Al Olaimy| Bahrain

Semih

Semih Boyacı| Turkey

Ronan

Ronan O Dalaigh| Ireland

Robin

Robin Lindeborg| Sweden

Raffie

Mohammed ElRaffie| Egypt

Pezana

Pezana Rexha| Albania

Lana

Lana Alattar| Bahrain

Katharina

Katharina Mayer| Germany

Kaoutar

Abbahaddou Kaoutar| Morcco

Ingi

Ingeborg Mehus| Norway

Greta

Greta Rossi| United Kingdom

Goksel

Göksel Gürsel| Turkey

Francesco

Francesco Perconti| Italy

Evgenij

Eugene Terehov| Germany

Deepak

Deepak Ashwani|India & Denmark

Bontu

Bontu Guschke|Germany

Abdulrahman

Abdulrahman Kedr|Egypt

Yanis

Yanis Bouda|Algeria

Resim18e

Guilaume Capelle | France

Resim19

Fernando Moyano | Spain

Resim20e

Sima Gatea |Germany

Resim24

Aysu Erdogdu | Turkey

Resim3

Rehab Eldalil | Egypt

Resim2e

Soazig Barthelemy | France

Resim10e

Nordin Elyemlah | Spain

resim1

Lander Islami | Kosovo

Resim4

Ivo Degn| Spain

Resim23

Oguzhan Canim | Turkey

Resim7e

Johan Fredriksson | Sweden

Resim13e

Sarah Magnuson | Sweden

Resim15

Amelie Mariage| France

Resim22

Hannah Petersson| Sweden

Resim17

Joao Rafael Brites| Portugal

Resim6

Müge Ulusoy | Turkey

Resim14

Lisa Thaens | Germany

Resim11

Elisabeth Hanhke | Germany

Resim16

Jacklin Eshaya| Israel

Resim5

Abail Issam- Eddine| Morocco

Resim9

Soumaya Harboui| Tunisia

Resim8

Mohamed Ezz Eldin |Egypt

Resim21

Nayera Abdel Rahman |Egypt

IMPACT

200+ CHANGEMAKERS reaching 10000s of people

 
200
Participants
 
55
Countries
 
11
Summits
 
6
Cities
 
60
Collaborations
 
10000
Direct Beneficiaries
 
100000
People Reached

 

 

 

Team

Matthias Scheffelmeier

Co-Founder

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Matthias Scheffelmeier

   
Nick McGirl

Program Coordinator

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Nick McGirl

   
Christin Heuer

Summits Organizer & Trainer

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Christin Heuer

 

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Get in touch with us

You look for news and updates about the ChangemakerXchange program and future summits?

Please follow us on Facebook for news about upcoming summits and other exciting things.

You have a general question?

 Please e-mail Greta at grossi@ashoka.org. You can expect to hear from us within the week.

You want to apply for ChangemakerXchange?

We will shortly be announcing details of the upcoming summits, follow us on facebook for details of when, what, where and how.

Our full contact details

Ashoka Deutschland gGmbH | Prinzregentenplatz 10, 81675 München, Germany. 

 

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