Fully Funded IT4Change Summit 2014 in Berlin, Germany

Deadline:  30 July 2014
Open to: participants between the ages of 16 and 27 years old from Central and Eastern Europe
Venue: 22-26 October, Berlin, Germany


Since 2012, the Program Engagement with Perspective (PEP), an initiative for young social entrepreneurs within the Ashoka framework, has reached more than 400 young social entrepreneurs from over 250 different projects. Our scholarships, workshops and funding schemes helped a lot for the project development, but even more important was the time they spent with other young changemakers, along with access to the Ashoka and PEP networks.

  So that is why we are organizing another IT4Change and this is the offer:

  • a 5 day conference with 28 young social entrepreneurs from international backgrounds who are all using information and communication technologies in order to tackle societal challenges. The PEP team and their experts will support the projects with coaching, advice, access to their networks and potential project fun- ding.
  • inspiration and motivation through networking with other participants, experienced social entrepreneurs and experts from different sectors
  • a trip to the European capital of start-ups, Berlin, with a lot of insights you would not get on a holiday trip
  • and of course plenty of great and memorable moments


In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Age: 16 - 27 years
  • Event language: English
  • Project making a social impact
  • Status: pilot project or beyond
  • The role of IT: essential to the project and amp-lifies its social impact
  • Participating countries: Central and Eastern Europe


All costs are covered. 


The support and motivation does not end with the summit. Ashoka will also provide training and coaching to assist in developing your project.Moreover, SAP is offering a matchfund of up to 14.000€ for all projects together after the October conference.

Applications will be accepted until 30th of July 2014. This application is aimed at projects from Central, and Eastern Europe. Projects from Germany have already been selected.

Have fun filling in the form and we hope to see you soon in Berlin!

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us via pep@ashoka.org. You can find more infos about PEP (in German) on www.engagement-mit-perspektive.de and on our facebook page www.facebook.com/pepdeutschland. Hopefully, we'll soon have an English online presence ;). We're looking forward to our international pilot program together with you! 

The official web-page.