Millennium Olympics:
Young digitals fight for a better future
Newsletter 04/2012

Millennium Olympics: Young digitals fight for a better future
Apply for the Youth Award 2012
Faster! Higher! Stronger! The Olympic spirit has taken over this year’s top events and challenges us to push the frontiers of technology for building a peaceful and better world. Do you create websites, apps or other digital content for social good? Join us at the world’s most important meet in the ICT industry. Embrace the spirit and win the chance to meet the best young developers from all over the world and network with representatives of industry, governments, NGOs and media.

The chance is still yours!

The World Summit Youth Award has prolonged the period for submitting the entries until July 31st. So go ahead and register your project today! For more information, please visit: http://youthaward.org/takepart
You can´t have enough of them! Find new e-connections on YA Friends
The social platform Youth Award friends (“YA Friends”) is a must online place to be for all those interested in e-power and putting Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into real action! It offers both exclusive access to closed internal groups of past winners as well as open access to all applicants and everyone who wishes to be part of an international community aiming to put the MDGs into action.

Extra benefits for new applicants!

In case you´re considering to apply with your project to the World Summit Youth Award and European Youth Award you can get extra benefits from joining the network:

• earn plus jury points by collecting Facebook likes for your projects
get promotion for your project and some additional traffic to your website
connect with likeminded people, and find new friends, partners or investors
share your ideas and visions to start new projects.

Welcome to our worldwide community at friends.youthaward.org!
Many good ideas, not enough resources?
Many young social entrepreneurs who are using e-content as a tool to reach UN Millennium Development Goals know very well how uneasy is to match a great idea with sustainable resources. That is one of the reasons why we have partnered up with StartSomeGood - a crowdfunding platform that helps people from around the world to become social innovators by empowering social entrepreneurs to raise the funds and grow the community of supporters they need to transform an idea for improving the world into a reality.

We asked a few questions of one of its co-founders Alex Budak to help you get a better picture on how the StartSomeGood works and how young social entrepreneurs can benefit from it. Find out more at our blog corner: http://youthaward.org/pr/blog
Special shout-out for Freedom of the Internet

This month our special support goes to a campaign of our long-term partners Future Challenges in their efforts to fight for the Freedom of Internet! Over the past few months a worldwide protest movement has arisen with the aim of stopping various planned legislative moves for tighter regulation and control of the Internet. Would you like to learn more? Check out our blog!