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Newsletter 05/2013

THE RACE IS ON: the competition is open
Apply now for the WSYA and EYA 2013!
Do you work with the internet? Develop apps? Design the web? Produce interactive content? Are you concerned about poverty, hunger and the spread of diseases? Do you want to save the environment? Do you care about power to women or education for all?

Until the 1st of July, all innovative entrepreneurs with social e-content products are encouraged to apply for the 6th edition of the Youth Award. Donīt miss the chance to take part in this international high-level competition and apply RIGHT NOW!

Find out about all you need to know for applying on and & check all the former WSYA winners!
EUROPE CALLLING: One application, two chances to get onto the stage of global recognition

EYA goes to Graz, Austria
For the second time, Graz, the UNESCO City of Design in Austria, will host the European Youth Award (EYA). This regional version of the WSYA will be celebrated from the 28th to the 30th of November 2013 and will showcase the best European projects.

Applicants coming from a European country will be evaluated twice -on the European as well as on the worldwide level- and, therefore, will have the chance to win two awards!

Have a look at the EYA winners from 2012!
Meet the 10 new Ambassadors
To rock and support youth engagement

YA has successfully increased its outreach with 10 new ambassadors in Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, India, Macedonia, France, Mexico and Brazil.

One of the responsibilities as an ambassador is to support the vision and mission of the Youth Award and invite other young people to join and strengthen the community.

Most of the YA ambassadors are former winners of either the European Youth Award or the World Summit Youth Award, so they are encouraging examples of how both these contests can change a life.
YA Network is growing
New members coming from India, Europe and Africa

Three interesting organizations have joined the YA network and will help us spread the word around the globe:

Halabol is an online platform to share social initiatives and get connected. Individuals, non-profits, corporate organizations and anyone else who wants to make a change are invited to be part of this new Indian initiative with international outreach. Check out:

Start-up Pirates is an acceleration program for entrepreneurs in the making. Through a combination of training and mentoring, Start-up Pirates helps participants structure and develop their ideas, and give them the opportunity to pitch them to investors and succesful business leaders as well. For more info:

Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) is an international non-profit, citizen-sector organization. Partnering with low-income communities in the US and in rural communities in developing nations, YTF creates enriched learning environments in which the appropriate use of technology affords opportunities for marginalized people, particularly youth.

All WSYA network partners are listed here.
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