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Global Forum 2016

Youth Global Forum is a unique event, which will gather together more than 100 participants from all over the world, with the aim to come to solutions for the most prevalent issues. The event is organized by Youth Time International Movement in cooperation with Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Prague and IPMI international business school Jakarta. The general partners of the event are the Government of Jakarta, ESEI International Business School Barcelona, Zagreb School of Business. Further support is offered by Ministry of Youth and Sports, Indonesian Future Leaders and Youth for Climate Change Indonesia.

The topic of the annually organized event is related to the location and actuality of the matter. This year, it is "The Interdependence Between Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship - Creating a sustainable environment for social development through tech innovation." As such, Youth Time NGO has chosen to organize in November 2016 the Youth Global Forum in the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta where sustainability is one of the main concerns at the nation’s agenda.

Participants of the Youth Global Forum 2016 have a direct opportunity to win Youth Time’s Idea Grant for the winning project proposal, acquiring direct support in the implementation of the winning project. Other winners of the event are offered prizes by IPMI Business School Jakarta (fully supported scholarships bachelor or masters-degrees), ESEI Business School Barcelona (one year bachelor or masters scholarship) and Zagreb School of Business (one year bachelor or masters scholarship). Further workshops and master-classes offered at the event will help participants increase their potential and professional growth. To achieve this, YT established a multi-professional team that will increase participant’s project management and self-educational skills. 


The Republic of Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world comprising 17,508 islands. The country has a population 260 million people (September 2016) from more than 200 ethnic and linguistic groups and is the world's fourth most populous country. The world's most populous island of Java contains more than half of the country's population. The national language is Bahasa Indonesia. Indonesia's national motto, "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika" ("Unity in Diversity" literally, "many, yet one"), articulates the diversity that shapes the country.


Jakarta is the country's economic, cultural and political center, with a population of more than 10 million people as of 2014. Established in the fourth century, the city became an important trading port for the Kingdom of Sunda. It was the de facto capital of the Dutch East Indies (known as Batavia at that time). Since the country's independence was in 1945, Jakarta has been capital of Indonesia. Jakarta's business opportunities, as well as its potential to offer a higher standard of living, attract migrants from all over Indonesia, making the city a melting pot of many communities and cultures.

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The metropole of Jakarta was chosen as location for the Youth Time Global Forum 2016. The city offers the perfect place for this event, because sustainable development is in Indonesia more than ever at the heart of the discussion.



The Youth Global Forum Initiative

Since 2010 the Youth Time International Movement has come up with the initiative of organizing the Rhodes Youth Forum, which annually took place on the island of Rhodes. After five years successfully organizing this event, from 2015 the project has grown and has become more global and accordingly was transformed to the Youth Global Forum. The Youth Global Forum gives the opportunity to young people from all over the world to challenge themselves and present their projects, for which they can win a grant or scholarships at prestigious universities all over the world.

Mission of Youth Global Forum

The main focus of this forum is set on how to realizing sustainable development in ever changing global markets. This forum will provide an interactive platform for young social innovators to openly communicate, share ideas and experiences with their peers from different cultural backgrounds and regions around the globe. This event will offer participants to connect and engage with other social entrepreneurs, as through networking they can find human support by like-minded people, as well as they will get guidance by experts and global think tanks in order to get inspired and find motivation to collaboratively lay down the foundation and to envision their successful future.

Youth Time International Movement

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Youth Time International Movement (YT) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization established in Prague in 2010. YT offers a unique opportunity for young people from all over the world to take part in a tangible network for young active social leaders, as it provides a platform where they can discuss and solve social issues they encounter in their daily lives. YT also offers young people the opportunity to speak with acknowledged professionals and specialists, it supports an open dialogue between younger and older generations, as well as between social and governmental institutes. YT believes that sharing experiences and knowledge can help in constructing a positive future for the current generation as well for generations to come.

Trainers and Experts

YT has selected high-level experts and qualified ed project supervisors, to support the projects developers in the process towards delivering high-end project proposals. Further custom-made workshops and masterclasses are specially designed in cooperation with these specialists to offer the best contribution to the overall mission of the Global Forum. The workshops are developing exclusive knowledge and skills to attain in personal and professional life, but also value-forming processes, personality-forming and eventually a society-building process. YT offers to all participants a unique opportunity to develop their ideas and how to implement these under the supervision of acknowledged professionals and specialists.



Besides offering direct support with the organization of the events, YT Ambassadors are at the frontlines and constantly providing indispensable advice to our organization. This multicultural group of people from all over the world have been appointed by the YT President and are mainly responsible for promoting YT and its values. Moreover, they are actively involved seeking potential partners, supporters, and friends for the organization and take responsibility to promote and share information about projects that area being organized by YT. They will be present at our event as well, to support the organizational team in undertaking social activities with our participants.


  • Realizing projects, through achievable action plans, that are based on doing instead of talking
  • Generating an informative dialogue among generations and civilizations on current issues regarding the youth education and employment
  • Spreading awareness of global issues, offering an opportunity to tackle them and to find alternative ways or solutions
  • Promoting equal opportunities for youth around the globe
  • Developing personal, social and leadership skills
  • Creating collaborative projects which could bring a positive change and pave way for future generations
  • To improve cooperation and mutual understanding among youth across cultures
  • Work towards the future that promotes equal and healthy communities


YT Goals

  • Offering a unique opportunity to actually realize and implement ideas or projects
  • Execute a program of activities to inspire and improve participant’s social ideas
  • Organize an effective and unique learning environment for the participants
  • Form a group of professional trainers, guest speakers providing interesting expertise
  • Conduct challenging learning sessions (mini-trainings, creative workshops), in which the following techniques can be used: learning-by-doing, teaching is learning, as well as other efficient non-formal education approaches
  • Create an opportunity for young people to become part of the YT family, which intends to act as an open-minded community, to help making the world better
  • Encourage and stimulate young and active people to realize their ideas and projects
  • Develop the Youth Time network and to enlarge the YT family


Youth Time is honoured to co-organize the Youth Global Forum in close cooperation with the Embassy of the Repubic of Indonesia in Prague.

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Partners and Sponsors

Youth Time previous and current partners and sponsors:

International Business School Barcelona
Soong Ching Ling and China Soong Ching  Ling Foundation aau ies consulting eurodemos
eyp juventude student agency tatravagonka brics
alstom bernard magrez rkb english radio siemens atlanta group



Past speakers at earlier YT Forums and Summer Schools have included:

Ekkehard Ernst   Felix Marquardt Dr. Bruno Sergi
Ekkehard Felix bruno

Chief Macroeconomic Policy Unit
at International Labour Organization,
Founding partner of Geneva Economics

Founder, Youthonomics 'International Political Economy'
teacher at University of Messina.
Instructor of The Economics of
Emerging Markets Asia
and Eastern Europe and
Political Economy of Russia
and China at Harvard University  
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Carlo Ratti Farah Mohamed Lorraine Nugent
Carlo Ratti Farah Mohamed Lorraine Nugent
Founder & CEO, Carlo Ratti Association CEO, G(irls)20 Founding Partner, Young Start-up Talent
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Peter Loescher Richard Werner Rob Van Kranenburg
Peter Loescher Richard Werner Rob Van Kranenburg
Former CEO, Siemens AG Chair, International Banking Co-founder, Internet of People


  Rolf Schmidt-Holtz  
  Rolf Schmidt-Holtz  
  Founder, Just Software AG  


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