Mindchangers Future Impact Summit
You are committed to global justice and implemented sustainability? You want to widen your international network and exchange experiences with other young people?
The State Ministry Baden-Württemberg and the Foundation for Development Cooperation Baden-Württemberg (SEZ) invite you warmly to the „Mindchangers Future Impact Summit - directing global change“, to take part to the international event on youth engagement and global justice.
We are now officially at the mid-term review of the 2030 Agenda, which shows us that as a global community we need to work together even more closely to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda. Youth engagement, together with civil society engagement and the interaction of all actors at the local level, is a fundamental key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Together with young people from Mindchangers projects in the six partner regions and other true global impact makers, who are committed to global justice and sustainability, we will explore innovative approaches to the UN 2030 Agenda. The resulting impulses will be discussed at the Mindchangers Future Impact Summit with Rudi Hoogvliet, State Secretary for Development Policy in Baden-Württemberg, representatives from politics, municipalities, NGOs and academia, as well as committed partners from all across the world and young people from Baden-Württemberg, to ensure a holistic approach concerning the SDGs.
The discourses from the Summit will then flow into the Mindchangers Stuttgart Declaration, which will be developed during the International Youth Meeting and whose results will be passed on to the EU and the respective regional political and civil society representatives and networks as an impulse and catalog of measures.
With art performance, international keynote speakers, and input from young people from Mindchangers projects in all partner regions, we will present young engagement in all its forms and colors at the Mindchangers Future Impact Summit. In the active phase, young people, political hosts, experts and EU stakeholders will work together to develop solutions for the 2030 Agenda as impulses of the Mindchangers Stuttgart Declaration. The Gallery of Change and the open-end get-together with food & drinks are the perfect opportunity for local and international exchange and networking.
The goal of Mindchangers is to mobilize and build regional and international networks for young people, who are dedicated to the 2030 Agenda on a global level and are focusing their engagement on the topics of climate change, migration, diversity, respect, and solidarity. At the three-day Mindchangers International Youth Meeting, young people from the partner regions Baden-Württemberg, Piemont (IT), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (FR), La Rioja (ES), Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE) und Dolj County (RO) will come together for the exchange of ideas and expertise.
Since October 2020, six European regions, civil society organizations, local authorities, and the young generation are working together on the EU-financed project „Mindchangers – Regions and Youth for Planet and People“. Individual and civic engagement of young people on the topics of climate change, climate justice, migration and sustainable development was funded in 114 projects from all Mindchangers regions. Therefore, it is important to work on strengthening the collaboration between local authorities, civil society organizations, and young people.