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Swiss Youth and Future Prize

The Swiss Youth and Future prize 2019
Together we’re better

Are you under 35? Are you actively involved in sustainable development in an international development cooperation country? If so, the following information may interest you.

SDC and SECO are looking for innovative projects, initiatives and ideas for projects run by young Swiss people that can help advance sustainable development and fight poverty in developing and transition countries.

All projects will be presented to a specialised jury for assessment. The five best projects will be awarded prizes on the basis of the following criteria:

Think globally, act locally: CHF 10,000
Your project is based on global thinking while having an impact at the local level that promotes existing structures in our project countries.

Start-up or project idea: CHF 8,000
An active start-up has emerged from your project

Youth project: CHF 6,000
You are not yet 20 and have an innovative project? This is a prize for younger participants.

Community prize: CHF 4,000
Your project has won the hearts of the community if it wins the online vote.

Surprise prize:  Amount dependent on the project
Your project does not fit into any of the above categories, but is so fascinating that it nevertheless merits our support! Or your project is not yet complete but your idea is so interesting that it must be followed up in any case.

The prizes will be awarded at the Annual Swiss Development Cooperation Conference on 21 June 2019 in the Forum Fribourg, organized by SDC and SECO. All participants are invited to present their projects in the exhibition area of the conference centre.

Eligibility
Anyone under 35 who holds a Swiss passport or who resides in Switzerland is eligible to take part.

deadline: March 31st 2019
more info: https://www.eda.admin.ch/togetherwerebetter-en