Political and Social Causes

Youth Venture Summit at MIT “The Youth Venture Summit is the annual gathering of the Youth Venture community. The conference brings together over 100 Youth Venturers and young leaders interested in launching a Venture, as well as the adult allies and professionals who support young changemakers from throughout the United States.”–youthventure.org “Lift Up Long Island” is scheduled for October 2014.

Jams are Yes! events creating a space where inspiring young change-makers can build community, and together forge bridges of solidarity and partnership towards the creation of a thriving, just and sustainable world for all. There are several Jams taking place around the world that can be applied for, including some in  the United States, such as Education Jam and Arts and Social Change Jam. For more information and to apply, please check out the link below:  http://www.yesworld.org/connect/jams/

Harris Wofford Award “The National Peace Corps Association’s Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award…is given annually to an outstanding global leader who grew up and continues to live in a country where Peace Corps Volunteers served and whose life was influenced by the Peace Corps.” – www.peacecorpsconnect.org Deadline: October 31, 2014

The International Children’s Peace Prize “The International Children’s Peace Prize is an initiative of KidsRights and is presented annually to an exceptional child, whose courageous or otherwise remarkable acts and thoughts have made a difference in improving children’s rights. Each year the International Children’s Peace Prize Laureate is selected from nominations from all over the world.”–childrenspeaceprize.org

Mozilla Firefox Challenge for Social and Humanitarian Causes “Donate to a celebrity cause, join their team or fundraise for your own favorite charity. Win prizes and do good for the world. We are giving a $25,000 bonus donation to the cause that raises the most. It does not have to be a celebrity cause. Could be yours!”– crowdrise.com/firefoxchallenge

Dream it. Do it Challenge “The Dream It Do It Challenge (DDC) is a series of facilitated engagements that guide a cohort of young people (ideally ages 12-17) towards launching their own social ventures.” – youthventure.org

ICAAP12 The twelfth international congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific will take place in 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

European Union Music Competitions: – “EMCY is an umbrella organisation for around fifty different music competitions all across Europe: from Lisbon to Lithuania and from Cardiff to Kiev! Without our members, EMCY wouldn’t exist: it’s our job to support and promote them, to keep them up-to-date with new directions and developments, and to act as a hub, bringing them all together at our events.” – emcy.org Deadlines vary.

11th International Youth Conference “European Values for the Future of SEE Countries” : Some 60 participants from South East Europe and Europe will come to Krusevo for the twelfth time to discuss current issues and explore new approaches in youth policy and youth work across South East Europe and Europe in general.

 The European Charlemagne Youth Prize aims to encourage the development of European consciousness among young people, as well as their participation in European integration projects.
The Prize is awarded to projects undertaken by young people which foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of European identity, and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community.  Prizes awarded are 5000, 3000 and 2000 Euros.



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