The three Pillars of GenC

Ashoka Changemaker Weekend - Group picture

Peer-to-Peer Gatherings

We organize meetings, discussion rounds, and online workshops where you can exchange ideas with young individuals as well as experienced experts from various industries. There, you can make valuable connections and learn from and with young Changemakers.

Ashoka Changemaker Weekend - Group picture

Changemaker Weekend

At this unforgettable weekend, you will get to know each other better and reflect in various workshops on how you can make the world a better place. You will share your personal experiences and support each other in advancing your engagement.

What happened at the Changemaker Weekend in September 2023?

Ashoka Generation Changemaker - "4gamechangers" Festival


We share your diverse stories, experiences, and ideas to a wide audience. We provide you with a stage to make your voices heard, expand your network, and give you the opportunity to discuss your thoughts with decision-makers in your country. We want the public to become aware of your concerns and perceive you as valuable Changemakers!

Handover of the YEP Youth Report 'Generation Changemaker' to decision-makers in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Austria

Ashoka Generation Changemaker Liechtenstein

Hereditary Prince Alois of Lichtenstein

Vaduz Castle, September 2023

Ashoka Generation Changemaker Switzerland

President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset

Zurich, October 2023

Ashoka Generation Changemaker Österreich

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen

Vienna, December 2023

But what is a "changemaker"? 🤔

"Young changemakers recognise problems and work on solutions. They take a stand against bullying at school, start a campaign against food waste, organise a march for climate justice or form an organisation to improve society. They feel empowered to stand up for the world."

What young changemaking means for Ashoka ➡️
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"I think in the past we told young people that this was the job of adults and that it couldn't be done by themselves. But that's not true. Young people can really change the world and we have to believe in them."

Matine Khalighi
Co-founder of "Helping the Homeless Colorado" and "Ashoka Young Changemaker" ➡️
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"Start small by looking at the environments around you in your everyday life and think about what you can do to improve them. Once you've identified a problem, take some time to find the spot where your skills and passions work together - and how you can use them to make a difference."

Riya Sharma
Co-founder of Coppercutties and winner of the 2018 T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge ➡️
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