European Youth Award (EYA)
The European Youth Award selects and promotes Europe´s best practice in e-content. It demonstrates young European’s potential to create outstanding digital contents and serves as a platform for people from all EU and UN member states to work together in the efforts to reach the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) and contribute to the EU Digital Agenda and the future of ICTs in Europe.
Digital technologies must benefit especially to those who are socially excluded, discriminated according to gender and have no access to education. The European Youth Award (EYA) engages young people in what...
World Summit Award (WSA)
The World Summit Award (WSA) is a global initiative to select and promote the world’s best in e-Content and Creativity, commenced in the framework of and in cooperation with the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), mandated by the WSIS Plan of Action and executed in collaboration with UNESCO, UNIDO and GAID.WSA places its emphasis on cultural diversity and identity, the creation of varied information content and the digitalization of educational, scientific and cultural heritage. It aims to make the benefits of the new Information Society accessible and meaningful...
World Summit Award Mobile
The WSA-mobile selects and promotes the world’s best in mobile content and innovative applications. It is based on the expertise, mechanism and network of the World Summit Award and is held every two years, with the first Winners’ Gala to take place in Abu Dhabi in December 2010 in cooperation and along with the UN DESA GAID Global Forum.
WSA-mobile emphasizes cultural diversity and identity, the creation of varied information content and the digitalization of educational, scientific and cultural heritage. It aims to make the benefits of the new Information Society accessible and meaningful...
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) helps developing countries with economies in transition in their fight against marginalization in today's globalized world. It mobilizes knowledge, skills, information and technology to promote productive employment, a competitive economy and a sound environment. UNIDO generates and disseminates knowledge relating to industrial matters and provides a platform for the various actors in the public and private sectors, civil society organizations and the policy- making community in general to enhance cooperation, establish dialogue...
MY World is a global survey for citizens led by the United Nations and partners. It aims to capture people's voices, priorities and views, so that global leaders can be informed as they begin the process of defining the new development agenda for the world.Through creative online and offline methods, MY World asks individuals which six of sixteen possible issues they think would make the most difference to their lives. The sixteen issues have been built up from the priorities expressed by poor people in existing research and polling exercises and they cover the existing Millennium Development...
The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has 193 Member States and seven Associate Member States. It is governed by the General Conference and the Executive Board. The Secretariat, headed by the Director-General, implements the decisions of these two bodies. UNESCO has its headquarters in Paris. The Organization also has more than 50 field offices around the world. The work of the five programme sectors of UNESCO - Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture, Communication and Information - implements objectives defined by the international community, such...
The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (‘WITSA”) is the leading voice of the global ICT industry. WITSA is a consortium of 81 national ICT industry associations with members representing more than 90 percent of the world's ICT market. WITSA was founded in 1978 under its original name - World Computing Services Industry Association - by a group of 30 individuals with the objective of understanding how trends and government regulations impact the social economic development of the global ICT industry. WITSA was incorporated in 1998 in the Commonwealth of Virginia within the...
The Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID), an initiative approved by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2006, was launched after comprehensive worldwide consultations with governments, the private sector, civil society, the technical and Internet communities and academia.
While the 2005 United Nations Summits emphasized the importance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in achieving the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), there was a need for a truly global forum that...
World Wide Web Foundation
Established by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web Foundation (webfoundation.org) is a non-profit organisation advancing the right of everyone to communicate, participate and innovate through an open and free Web. Current initiatives include partnering with the United Nations to give millions of people a voice in UN decisions on development priorities through the MyWorld survey, leading the world’s first ever in-depth study into Open Data in Developing Countries, co-organising an effort to define standards for open government data globally and developing innovative solutions...
Halabol, a verb in Hindi, propounds the theme – ‘Take Action’, ‘Initiate the Action’, or ‘Stand Up and Act’. The online platform is a new social initiative undertaken in the social sector to connect likeminded people, non‐profits and corporate organizations on a common platform to facilitate a positive social change in the country with the help of specific action tools.
Halabol is a ‘go-to’ platform that gives you the opportunity to take that step forward and make the effort needed towards the change you wish to see.
Young people are visionaries. We are too. We witness a world in which young people face new challenges every day. LOGO aims at substantially enriching and improving the multifaceted living environments of young people. It makes sure that they and their needs are respected and taken seriously in society. Young people have the right to go their way, to ask questions and to receive adequate answers.
LOGO is a specialist department offering services for young people on behalf of the Federal land of Styria and the City of Graz, including information and communication services. In our work we...
KENNE DEINE RECHTE
KENNE DEINE RECHTE (= “know your rights”) is an on-line human rights platform made by young people for young people. It was initialised by grammar school students and launched by the Human Rights Advisory Board of the City of Graz in 2010. Besides giving basic information on the human rights framework KENNE DEINE RECHTE works to bring human rights down to earth by publishing articles, interviews, surveys and more on a biweekly basis. Each autumn, when the school term starts, a new team of human rights junior journalists aged 14 to 22 finds themselves at the starting point for a school year of...
Tampere Art Factory- TAMK International Week
Tampere Art Factory- TAMK International Week is a major european Art & Media and Academic Event organized by Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland). During a week, students, art and media addicts, companies and professors have the possibility to take part of workshops and seminars and discuss about new trends and visions in the field. Participants are also invited to exhibitions (www.ero.tamk.fi) and visits such as Demola, a unique innovative platform (www.demola.fi).The place to be to find out about outstanding innovative student projects!
MindTrek is an annual three-day digital media and business conference gathering a unique blend of top industry professionals and the newest players on the scene. It has become the leading Nordic technology and social media event, bringing thinkers and doers, old and new friends from digital industry together in Tampere, Finland every fall.
YES – European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs
YES is the main association of young entrepreneurs in Europe (representing around 40.000 young entrepreneurs under 40 years old). It aims at improving the economic and social performance of young entrepreneurship in Europe. Its members include the major national associations of young entrepreneurs in the field of industry, trade and services from 16 countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine. YES actively contributes to the promotion of the entrepreneural spirit in Europe and...
Startup Pirates is an one-week acceleration program for entrepreneurs in the making.Basically, through a combination of training, mentoring and idea development they help participants structure and develop their ideas and in the end they give them the opportunity to pitch their ideas to investors and successful business leaders.
SuperSocial is a new media agency developing marketing solutions. We help brands listening, understanding and engaging conversations in social media. We’re a new kind of agency, but conversations between people are nothing new. We strategize! We design. We talk. Make sure that you’re pushing your social media strategy to its full potential.These days social media is a essential element of social conversation. If you want to know more about how to use social media to build your brand, then let’s talk!
Youth Ki Awaaz
Founded in March 2008, Youth Ki Awaaz, which literally translates to "Voice of the Youth" in English, is an online platform for young people to express themselves on issues of importance. They make best use of social media tools and online journalism skills to mobilize and engage young people in participatory and collaborative journalism. They combine new media innovation with social news reporting. Youth Ki Awaaz is the most prolific blog around presenting honest youth views on important local, national and international issues. Presently, it hosts over 3000 articles, is read by 10000+...
TAMK University of Applied Sciences is an internationally oriented multi-disciplinary university offering higher education in Art and Media, Business, Engineering, Technology and Forestry. TAMK School of Art and Media is an active participant in international networks like EUROPRIX and the World Summit Award. The School is also founder of the most important digital media conference and award in Finland, the MindTrek. This year TAMK will also join World Summit Youth Award activists to support and promote this important initiative.
European Journalism Centre (EJC)
The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is an independent, international, non-profit institute dedicated to the highest standards in journalism, primarily through the further training of journalists and media professionals. Building on its extensive international network, the Centre operates as a facilitator and partner in a wide variety of training projects.The main goals of the EJC are to:
promote high quality journalism through professional training, particularly in a European context;
provide a forum for discussion, debate, and exchanges of views and experience for journalists, editors,...
SoJo is an interactive online resource that empowers individuals to turn their ideas for social good into action. Through supporting social innovators navigate the challenges of executing their ideas, SoJo enables its users to focus their creative energies on finding solutions to some of today's most pressing challenges and working with their target communities to affect social change. The content curated by SoJo focuses on the practical “how-to” of idea development and project execution as well as the personal growth of the individual behind the idea.
The idea for SoJo was conceived in the...
VERDEate.com enables individuals and organizations to create progressively new environmentally friendly habits in their consumption routines through our Green challenges. These challenges motivate action in a massive and different way taking advantage of the interactive capacities of the current web and social media technologies. Through our green challenges users understand the relation between their habits and Climate Change and gain control over their own CO2 emissions and Water footprint. Since our launch in 2011, we have reduced more than 57.000 Kg of CO2 and 565.000 Liters of water. We...
StartSomeGood empowers people from around the world to become social innovators. By connecting social entrepreneurs with the financial and intellectual capital they need to transform an idea for improving the world into a reality, together we can turn ideas into action and impact.
There are no shortage of problems in the world, and no shortage of people with ideas to address them, yet they lack the resources that they need to get started. StartSomeGood provides social entrepreneurs with a platform to raise start-up funds and build a community of supporters -- all in a fun, engaging and...
TakingITGlobal (TIG), headquartered in Toronto, is an international organization, led by youth, empowered by technology. TIG brings together young people in more than 200 countries within international networks to collaborate on projects addressing global problems and creating positive change. TakingITGlobal is uniquely positioned at the intersection of key global trends with the aim of strengthening the capacity of young people as leaders and stakeholders, fostering cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, and increasing awareness and involvement in global issues.
Lil' MDGs mission is to leverage the power of the Internet, digital, and social media to educate, engage, inspire, and empower children in all corners of the world to help meet the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). What started out as an organization with just three children, in 2004, now has more than 20,000 youth volunteers hailing from 40 countries! Together, they have made a tangible difference in the lives of over 1 million individuals worldwide! Lil' MDGs have rallied youth from around the world to raise more than $780,000 for tsunami relief and over $10 million for...
What's Up Youth is a non for profit network, which communicates through its portal, which offers a maximum of information active youth may need to exceed, develop their capacities, and help their communities. Thus, WupY gives a variety of free and practical services in one click for youth all around the world.The WupY team noticed through its longue years of work with youth that youngsters mainly need valid information about the offered opportunities which target them. Therefore, WupY presents itself as a bridge between active and curious youth and the information they may need to develop...
Internet Professional Association (iProA)
The Internet Professional Association iProA, a non-profit making professional organization founded in 1999, is dedicated to the bridging of digital divide in society, and advancing the art & science and proper application of Internet technology. We have over 2,300 members, and operate under the leadership of a 33 member Council. Our activities are managed by a 103 member Executive Committee through 26 Committees with the support of 6 full time staff. Members of iProA come from a wide spectrum of professions, including experts in areas like innovative design, sales, marketing,...
iEarn - USA
iEARN-USA seeks to enable young people worldwide, working in collaboration and respectful dialogue, to make a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people. To move towards achieving this vision, iEARN supports educators worldwide in using technologies to engage students in project-based learning with their peers worldwide and take collaborative action in their communities to affect change.
iEARN-USA is a founding member of the global iEARN community, is a unique model of autonomous and indigenous national networks, working either as separate NGOs or under the...
Future Challenges - Bertelsmann Stiftung
FutureChallenges is an initiative of the Bertelsmann Stiftung. It aims to foster the public debate about correlations between global megatrends such as globalization, demographic change, climate change, resource scarcity and migration. How do these correlations impact local economies and influence citizens’ lives around the world? A worldwide network of bloggers helps to provide insight into these questions. FutureChallenges seeks to provide a platform that enables ordinary citizens, scientists, the media, and policymakers to connect with one another to discuss these correlations and to find...
Youth Action for Change
Youth Action for Change (YAC) is a global, youth-led organisation inspiring and empowering young people worldwide to become active agents of change in their own communities. Due to the uniquess and effectiveness of its programs, currently being used by young people in over 130 countries, YAC has established itself as a best practice in youth empowerment, receiving several praises and awards from organisations the likes of the UN, the World Bank, Nokia, Ashoka and the Council of Europe, among others'.One of their interesting projects is called: "Young Innovations Europe"YIE is a new, cool,...
Mladiinfo is an organization working with and for young people. The portal www.mladiinfo.com is considered our most successful initiative so far. It aims at providing international audiences with information related to educational opportunities and the development of (youth) entrepreneurship.Containing publications related to educational information and lifelong-learning-conceptualized programs, as well as funding opportunities for individuals, organizations and institutions, the services provided are broad and offer an enormous spectrum of available opportunities which can be considered,...
The Unreasonable Institute is a mentorship and training program for entrepreneurs tackling social and environmental problems. Each year, we unite 25 entreprenuers from every corner of the globe to live under the same roof for six weeks in Boulder, Colorado. These entrepreneurs receive training from 50 world-class mentors, ranging from the co-founder of Google.org, to the CTO of HP, to an entrepreneur who's enabled over 24 million farmers to move out of poverty. In the process, they form relationships with 25 investment funds, receive legal advice & design consulting, and pitch to...
BUBU.COM is a digital/interactive media company, which focuses its service in designing websites, intranet solutions, e-commerce, multimedia, Internet marketing, etc. The company is considered as the pioneer and the leading in the web development business in Indonesia. Bubu.com is representing major clients such as Telkom, Gudang Garam Surya 16, Kalbe Nutrition, Hutchinson Three, Total Indonesie and British Petroleum.
Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), which started as an online volunteer team with the main objective of connecting Nigerian youths with ICT opportunities, is a social enterprise seeking to help deliver ICT for socio-economic opportunities in Nigeria. Having worked with government, civil society, private institutions and international organisations, PIN has set standards in ICT education, telecentre support, ICT applications in rural areas, and other ICT4D interventions in Nigeria.