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 25 different countries in Europe, Turkey and North Africa. And yes, it keeps growing!

The next Changemakerxchange Summit happens in Europe’s ‘coolest’ city – Berlin! Apply now and be part of an extraordinary five days from Wednesday August 12. to Sunday August 16. 2015 along 25 of the region’s most inspiring young social entrepreneurs.

Please click here to fill out the application formdeadline is Monday, May 4. 2015, participants will be chosen the following week. 

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).

For the full details of our selection process please visit:


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.