Use your e-power to put MDGs into action!
Apply for the Youth Award 2012
Newsletter 02/2012

Use your e-power to put Millennium Development Goals into action!
Apply for the Youth Award 2012
  • Are you a young person up to 30 years of age?
  • Are you involved in a youth initiative producing outstanding digital content towards reaching the UN Millennium Development Goals?
  • Would you like to see your project in the spotlight on a world scene?
Then make sure to submit your ideas for the next edition of the World Summit Youth Award and European Youth Award which has been launched on May 21st!

The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) and European Youth Award (EYA) select and promote best practice, demonstrate young people's potential to create outstanding digital contents and serve as a platform for people from all UN member states to work together in the efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

In case you are not sure what kind of e-Content is eligible for the contest, make sure to visit our page, explore last year´s winners and get inspired. Projects can be submitted within these six categories: Fight Poverty, Hunger and Disease; Education for All; Power 2 Women; Create your Culture; Go Green; and Pursue Truth.
Apply once, win twice!
Take home the European and the World Summit Youth Award
Coming from a European country, you have a chance to win two Youth Awards as the European Youth Award is a regional award of the World Summit Youth Award. Submit your application once, and your project will be evaluated twice - on both European as well as on the worldwide level. The EYA Winners´ Event will take place in Graz, UNESCO City of Design in Austria from 22nd until 24th November. Win two awards and attend both events!
Does that sound good enough? We are looking forward to your applications!
Hit the upload button for WCIT in Montreal!
Get ready for the fresh technological ideas of the most creative Young Digital Natives from around the world – get ready for Montréal 2012!

Make sure to mark your calendar for the World Summit Youth Award Winners’ Event (WSYA 2012) which is going to be hosted at the 18th World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2012) from October 22nd until October 24th in Montréal, Canada, city of Design, Business and Media!

A rich program will await the WSYA 2012 winners who will again be selected from over 100 United Nations member states offering them a platform to present their work as well as use their entrepreneurial potential to build a global network of contacts of like-minded young people and ICT experts.

In order to create the right creative environment full of youth spirit and energy, a special part of the program will be dedicated to young digital natives. Young Digital Planet will offer several action workshops, learning spaces, platforms for sharing ideas as well as cultural program.

Interested to join the WSYA Winners´ Event? Make sure to use this unique opportunity and submit your innovative project. The registrations will be opened as of May 21st. For more information, please visit the „Participate“ section.

Want to be smart - join the worldwide online session!
Save a date for the World Tech Jam in June
Make sure to be online from June 5th to7th as a large-scale digital brainstorm session World Tech Jam will take place with many of our past winners among guests speakers!

The World Tech Jam will kick off the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2012) with thousands of online contributors collaborating and sharing their ideas, passion, and insights into the creation of a Global Digital Agenda.

Registration for the online event is of no charge. Contribute your ideas and your vision – register today and don´t miss the first time that IT users will lead the conversation!

YA Friends has a new look
Check out the platforms’ new face and functions
The social platform created for and dedicated to "YA Friends" is proud to launch a brand new interface welcoming everyone interested in e-content and creativity!

The winners’ feedback showed it very clearly: linking-up is the key. Stay in touch, talk to potential partners, connect with new friends, promote your project, collaborate with other winning projects or simply - share ideas! The modernized platform will offer a global marketplace, an idea funnel for creative networking and many more advanced options.

The "new look" database is waiting for you, so don´t hesitate and check it out right now at!