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Social Good Summit 2014 – call for applications

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The Social Good Summit 2014 will take place during UN Week in September


Our friends at Young European Leadership are sending a delegation to the Social Good Summit in New York and have asked us to share their call for applications with E&M readers.  Full details can be found on the YLA website.

The Social Good Summit is a two-day conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. Held during UN Week from 21 - 22 September, the Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders and grassroots activists to discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our time. The theme, "#2030NOW, Connecting for Good, Connecting for All", asks the question, "What type of world do I want to live in by the year 2030?" During the Social Good Summit, global citizens around the world unite to unlock the potential of technology to make the world a better place.   Young European Leadership is invited to send a delegation of 10 to attend the Summit, to join the global discussion on #2030 now, and to actively contribute to its success. YEL applies rolling admission. The first application deadline is 31 July 2014.

Benefits of the programme

  • Scholarships available to cover expenses during the Summit
  • Full access to the Social Good Summit 2014
  • Join the exclusive United Nations Foundation Masterclass
  • Join small round-table discussions by Gates Foundation, Mashable, and more
  • Publish to a global audience via YEL and the +SocialGood Summit blog
  • Engage and network with change-makers and driven from around the world
  • Potentially also join the United Nations Climate Summit in New York


The Social Good Summit is organised by Mashable. For successful implementation, Young European Leadership is very grateful to collaborate with and be supported by the United Nations Foundation to give as many driven young people as possible the opportunity to join the global conversation on Social Good!

Ideal candidate profile

Young European Leadership delegates to the Social Good Summit are expected to possess strong English skills and to have a very active online / social media presence, e.g. Twitter, own blogs, and such alike. Delegates are expected to leverage on their channels, over the course of the summit through live reporting or blogging.

Application Process

Applications can be submitted now at http://younglead.eu/sgs

For additional information or specific questions please contact YEL at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last modified on Sunday, 03 August 2014 16:59

If the Editorial team had an actual office it would have to stretch from the corner of Britain to the edges of Spain, Sweden, Germany and beyond. (With frequent trips to America too) .  The term 'from the editorial office' then, is very much a figure of speech. 

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