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YCM Challenge is a global community where young people from all over the world come together to develop and implement solutions for pressing issues they see around them.

YCM aspires to be the global reference for young changemakers and impact entrepreneurs.

A platform for the most engaged, the most restless and the most active amongst Gen Z to meet, connect and collaborate.

YCM is a place for them to grow into their own potential
as future leaders of change.

November – December 2022

Regional Dialogue Groups

Be a part of Dialogue Groups in your region, to identify the challenges

local youth faces and what matters to those around you

January – February 2023

Global Dialogue Groups

Be a part of Dialogue Groups with youth from all over the world and 

a global survey in order to identify the issues that matter to Gen Z today

March 2023

Global YCM Challenge

Join an international team online around a chosen issue and develop a creative 

solution, prototype and pitch, or join our local editions in Barcelona & Vienna

April – June 2023

Final Global Youth Briefing

Join YCM in a global event where the results of the report and videos will be 

shared with a broader community of stakeholders and decision makers

June 2023 – onwards

YCM in Action

Teams implement their solutions with the support from experienced 

mentors and the YCM team

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What makes the YCM Challenge unique?

GLOBAL COMMUNITY

An active network of Gen Zers, experienced changemakers and mentors from 5 continents

YOUTH LED

Young people aged 14-25  work together in international teams to develop impactful solutions

ACTION ORIENTED

Think big, start small: teams come up with big ideas and begin acting now

ONLINE PLATFORM

 Online platform with proven tools and methods to collaborate from anywhere in the world

Winning Projects YCM Challenge 2021

Team YoungSEA

By: Aldi Fauzan Akbar, Iffha Atqa, Dea Salsabila Defri, Kalila Queentania, Minaur Rohman, Muhammad Aizat Imran Bin Asran, Abida Bhirawasiwi

Green Express

By: Luca Momigliano, Pallavi Pohkarel, Mateo Mema, Matteo Jaspert Vila

Become a part of YCM

Participant

Become a young changemaker and create the future you want to live in. Work on a project you feel passionate about during the YCM 2022

Ambassador

Do you already have experience as a young changemaker? Have you participated in similar challenges or created your own social initiative? Become a YCM Ambassador!

Partner

Organisations participating in the YCM Challenge have a unique opportunity to connect with a proactive Gen Z audience and engage them in their vision for the future, collaborate with them and mobilize their own employees as mentors. 

Who is behind the initiative?

Innova Learning

A branch of Innova Partners, we focus on meaningful learning innovation. In particular, we design life-shaping learning
experiences that reveal the potential and creative confidence of every person: the skills and confidence to pursue their dreams.

YEP Austria

YEP stands for Youth Empowerment & Participation, and that is exactly what it is all about. A strong civil society is more important today than ever – the more people who participate, the stronger we are. In order for young people to become active, responsible citizens, you have to take their voice seriously, because democracy and participation are processes that you can only learn if you experience them.

Who will guide you in this journey

Rebekka Dober

YEP AUSTRIA

Founder of YEP Stimme der Jugend, a social start-up and a NGO focussed on youth empowerment & participation. Our Mission: To encourage, empower, enable young people to lead social change.

Linda Exenberger

YEP AUSTRIA

Head of Policy at YEP Austria. Our Mission: To encourage, empower, enable young people to lead social change.

Till Jaspert

innova learning

Founder of Innova Partners and catalyst for meaningful innovation at the cross-section of business and education. He believes every learner should develop the gift of creative confidence as a motor for purpose in life.

Isabella Pineda

innova learning

Service Designer who designs solutions for both customers and business interests. She has conducted Design Thinking trainings all over Latin America.