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Call for Applications: Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020



This year’s Global Solutions Summit will be digital. The crisis caused by the Coronavirus-pandemic is terribly affecting people and societies and is challenging our concept of how we live and work. At the same time, COVID-19 proves that we are one world, one people and that we can only overcome this crisis in a spirit of solidarity, international cooperation, and global thinking. Unilateral attempts to overcome the pandemic will fail, since the virus knows no borders and is stronger than any me-first-strategy.

Global Solutions are grateful that so many of their network agreed to work innovatively together with the Global Solutions Initiative to make sure that all the important ideas, concepts and discussion contributions for the G20 and all other implementers in politics, civil society and business remain, even though we are all affected by the challenges of the Corona-pandemic.

They are optimistic that the digital format of the Global Solutions Summit will further strengthen their network because they can welcome more participants, more Young Global Changers and more partner institutions and there are no time limits on their exchanges. They are determined to adopt the best practice and experience from this digital enterprise in 2020 to prepare and enhance the physical Global Solutions Summits in the coming years.

On this platform, you will find keynotes, panel-discussions organized by the Global Solutions Initiative team as well as those from partner institutions. You will be informed about how to contribute, about roadmaps and upcoming events. Everybody who is registered is able to contribute, to comment and to ask questions.

As always, the purpose of the work is to support multilateralism and the G20 from civil society and a research-based perspective. The Global Solutions Initiative depends on your support to achieve our shared goal of making the world a better place.

Themes of the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020:

  • Policy Responses to COVID-19
  • Overarching Visions of Recoupling
  • Trade, Investment, and Growth
  • Climate Change and Environment
  • Infrastructure Investment and Financing
  • Social Cohesion and the State
  • Future of Multilateralism and Global Governance
  • Economy, Employment and Education in the Digital Age
  • G20 Support for SDGs and Development Cooperation
  • International Financial Architecture
  • Migration and Young Societies
  • Sustainable Energy, Water, and Food Systems


To see the detailed benefits please visit the Official Link.


Please visit the Official Link.



  • Drafts for Policy Briefs
    The results of the discussion are Policy Briefs, which contain recommendations for important challenges on the G20 work agenda and are of interest to G20 policymakers. More information on Policy Briefs can be found on the G20 Insights Platform.
  • Comments and Statements
    Registered participants of the Summit have the opportunity to provide questions and comments on the panel discussions. A contribution can be submitted in the form of a text, graphic or video statement via the comment function in the Summit area after successful login. They offer registered participants an upload function for this purpose. You can also take part in the discussion via Twitter, with the hashtag #GlobalSolutions and by naming our account @glob_solutions. You can also submit your comment via
    e-mail to
  • Global Tables
    They invite collaborators of the Global Solutions Initiative to contribute to the program of the Summit and submit their Global Table for the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020. Each Global Table comprises a keynote address, followed by a panel discussion, corresponding to a priority of the T20. Each Global Table is meant to generate recommendations for the G20 in the spirit of recoupling economic and social prosperity. To provide a Global Table as a partner, please contact them.

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