Think Global: Connecting our Cities

Are you striving to expand your horizon, meet young people from across the globe and create-real world impact?



Then join Young Global Thinker’s three-part event series on participation in cities! During our Kick-off Seminar, Incubator and Impact Festival you will connect with young change makers from across the globe, exchange perspectives, and start your own project with a group of like-minded young thinkers.


Together, we’ll explore how these spaces, where we all gather, from the smallest towns to megacities, are and can be used as platforms for participation. We will tackle urban planning, street art, mental health in cities, citizen involvement, and many more topics.

  • Kick-Off Seminar 

To make sure people from all around the world can join the conference, we will host the same conference two times, on different weekends and at different times.

Sessions include speed dating, expert talks, design thinking workshops & more.


June 25-26, 2022 7am - 11am UTC
The first Kick-off Seminar: Two-day online seminar on youth participation in urban environments
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July 02-03, 2022 3pm - 7pm UTC
The Second Kick-off Seminar: Two-day online seminar on youth participation in urban environments
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  • Incubator 

The Incubator period is a 5-week program, between July and August 2022, supporting teams to turn campaign ideas into action.


The Program includes a workbook, weekly check-ins and expert workshops.  

  • Impact Festival 

The Impact Festival lasts one week, and is set during August. It consists of of implementing our campaigns in cities across the globe.


On each day of the week, one team leads the implementation of their own campaign, everyone participates. 


More details will be communicated soon…

  • Good News Celebration

In September, we will organize a two-time slot screening of a video supercut of project successes.


Participants from Think Global: Connecting Our Cities celebrate the conclusion of the series, and stakeholders have an opportunity to witness our results.


More information will be communicated in due time…


The different events will be mostly held online via the videoconferencing software Zoom, and using Miro and Discord. Project activities will also have offline components. 


We will be focusing on peer-learning and valuing the perspective of each participant. 

Who can participate?

  • Are you curious about participation in cities?
  • Are you interested in starting your own project?
  • Are you excited to meet people from around the world?
  • Do you have conversational English skills?
  • Do you have access to a computer and stable internet connection?
  • Are you below 30 years old?

Then come and join us! You don’t need any background knowledge to take part in the event. All it takes is your curiosity and ideas! 

If you have any questions on the event or the topic, feel free to contact us via

We are looking forward to meeting you! We hope to see you soon!