Only a few days left to apply Colombo and Graz are calling!
Newsletter 06/2013

Don’t miss the chance to submit your project until 1st of July and become an international recognized YA Winner 2013! Win a trip to…

…Colombo, Sri Lanka!

A Global Congress designed to be an international stage and excellent networking facility for this year’s
winners of the Youth Award

From October 24-26, the sixth festival of the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Hosted by the local Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) and in partnership with the World Summit Award (WSA), this 3-days event will feature world-class keynote speeches, hands-on workshops and engaging panel discussions about social entrepreneurship and the content industry. YA Winners will have the opportunity to present their approaches to address today’s global challenges and lay the foundation of a strong sustainable network of social acti-preneurs.

Check out all the former WSYA winners here / EYA winners here!
Find out about all you need to know for applying on and
… Graz, Austria! Be inspired by the amazing City of Design & Human Rights!
European Youth Award (EYA)2013 winners´event: November 28-30th

Please let us remind you: Graz, City of Design and Human Rights, will be the European hotspot for young innovative, creative and social engaged minds from 28-30th of November. Three days full of visions, ideas and innovations about the future. EYA winners will be invited to this outstanding event to present their fascinating projects. Save the date!
A Strong Partner for an Open Web
We’re delighted to announce that the World Wide Web Foundation has become a network partner to the World Summit Youth Award. The brainchild of web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the Web Foundation seeks to establish the open Web as a global public good and a basic right. The Foundation believes that the Web is the most powerful tool in history for catalysing innovation, spreading access to knowledge and expanding communication.

However, despite the recent surge in mobile internet access, over half of the world’s people (mostly in the developing world) are still not connected at all. And once connected, what people are able to do on and with the Web is increasingly threatened by government controls, as well as by certain commercial practices.

Through its work, the Foundation hopes to change this so that all people everywhere can participate in building a more equitable and prosperous world. You can visit to read more about their work, and you can also follow them on Twitter via @webfoundation.
Getting the big picture

The winning projects of the WSYA from 2011 and 2012 as well as the winners of the EYA 2012 are now being posted on an interactive map on

YouthMovements helps organizations effectively share information about their projects, to promote projects and initiatives collaboratively, and to help track and celebrate the collective progress being made worldwide to tackle the world's most challenging issues.
Creativ Wirtschaft Austria – A Local Supporter

creativ wirtschaft austria (cwa) holds as its remit the interests of the Austrian creative industries, both at a national, European and international level. It is committed to developing the creative industries in Austria and creating linkages with other sectors.
HUB Madrid – Co-working in Spain and global

HUB Madrid believes there is no shortage of good ideas to solve the issues of our time, but there is an acute lack of collaboration and support structures to help make them happen.

At the HUB, people from every profession, background and culture are being united by the imagination and drive to pursue enterprising ideas for the world.

Want to become a network or knowledge partner?
Send us an email to wsya [at]