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ChangemakerXchange summit and accelerator program for ‘Empathy Changemakers’: A unique opportunity for young social innovators working to develop social-emotional competencies in children and youth to unleash their full potential. Please note that this is planned to be an in-person summit (for more about our Covid19 hygiene measures please see below).

In partnership with ALV Foundation, ChangemakerXchange is calling on innovators from Europe whose work focuses on building empathy, fostering social-emotional skills and personal development for children and youth to participate in a special ‘EmpathyXchange’ summit. Participants are then also invited to become members of ChangemakerXchange, a global collaborative community of 1000 social innovators from across the world.

If your work aims at unleashing the full potential of children and youth to take responsibility for themselves, others and the planet, then this opportunity is for you! We’d love to hear from you.

This in-person gathering will follow our tried and tested formula of deep human connections, peer learning and collaborative action. The summit experience will be followed by an interactive online accelerator program with input from experienced entrepreneurs from around the world aimed at building the changemakers capacity in running and scaling high-impact social ventures.

The EmpathyXchange is kindly supported by our long-term partner ALV Foundation, whose mission it is to accelerate the creation of a sustainable future in which every person can unleash their full potential.


We are closely monitoring the situation and may be forced to change plans, but please note that for now this is planned to be a physical in-person summit. However, to ensure a maximum level of safety for our participants we have created a very detailed Covid19 hygiene concept, which everyone will be asked to follow. Please review it carefully before applying to the summit. All participants will need to either provide proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR test no more than 48 hours before your arrival to Germany. The costs of the PCR test will be reimbursed by ChangemakerXchange. Also, upon arrival, ALL participants will take an official ‘quick test’ and will complete another self-test on Day 3 of the summit, in addition to regular temperature checks.


Eligible candidates for the summit:

  • Must lead, co-lead, have founded or co-founded their own social venture which is up and running and whose core mission is to build empathy, social-emotional competencies and resilience in children/youth and unleashing their full potential.
  • Must come from Europe and be aged 18 – 35.
  • Must have a good enough level of English that enables you 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.


Date: The summit takes place from 6th to 10th October 2021.
Location: A remote castle surrounded by beautiful nature near Cologne in West Germany
Fee: Thanks to our partner selected participants receive five days of accommodation, food and participation for free, are however expected to book and pay their own travel to/from Cologne (some support can be provided in exceptional cases).

Deadline to apply: August 15th 2021.
Successful applicants will be informed as quick as possible, no later than end of August.

To apply please go here



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