Together we’re better - The Swiss Youth and Future prize 2019

Together we're better - Impact Event; Forum Fribourg, salle 6, 21.06.2019, 09am-12pm.
Together we’re better – Impact Event 2019. © SDC

The SDC and SECO are looking for innovative projects, initiatives and ideas for projects from young people in Switzerland that can help advance sustainable development and fight poverty in developing countries.

The jury, consisting of SDC, SECO and NGO representatives and committed young people, now has the unenviable task of choosing the winning projects from so many great entries.

All 'Together we’re better' participants are invited to display posters and other printed material presenting their project in the exhibition area at the Annual Swiss  Development Cooperation. Conference

Prizes will be awarded to the winning projects on 21 June 2019 at the Annual Swiss Development Cooperation Conference to be held at Forum Fribourg.

08.30–09.00 Doors open
09.00–09.15 Welcome from the SDC
09.15–10.45 'Together we’re better' workshop – sharing ideas that have impact
10.45–11.45 Open discussion with Swiss Youth and Future Prize entrants

The 2019 Annual Swiss Development Cooperation Conference, 'New partnerships for a better future', kicks off at 1pm.

Prize categories

The five best projects will be awarded prizes on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Think globally, act locally: CHF 10,000
    Your project is based on global thinking while having an impact at the local level that promotes existing structures in our development cooperation partner countries.

  • Start-up or project idea: CHF 8,000
    An active start-up has emerged from your project.

  • Youth project: CHF 6,000
    You are not yet 20 and have an innovative project? This is a prize for younger participants.

  • Community prize: CHF 4,000
    Your project has won the hearts of the community if it wins the online vote.

  • Surprise prize: Amount dependent on the project
    Your project does not fit into any of the above categories, but is so fascinating that it nevertheless merits our support! Or your project is not yet complete but your idea is so interesting that it must be followed up in any case.

The deadline for submissions has passed.