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17-25 June 2023

Global Youth Leadership Summit (GYLS)

The Global Youth Leadership Summit Berlin 2023 will unite over 100 young adults with and without intellectual disabilities in a single global youth leadership platform for inclusion and change.

Youth Leaders from over 45 Special Olympics Programs will receive training and tools to lead projects for social impact and inclusion in their schools and communities, while adult mentors will learn from their global peers on how best to engage and empower the next generation of unified Youth Leaders.

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When: 16 to 20 June 2023
Where: Messe Berlin

Participation in the summit is only possible with an invitation.

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Creating inclusive communities through the power of youth engagement

The legacy of the summit will be felt all over the world, as participants will deploy their learnings to implement youth-led projects for inclusion in their home countries.

At this summit, young people will activate together by calling on policy makers to be proactive in breaking down barriers to diversity, equity and inclusion in their countries.

This 5-day event will tap into the energy, power and global diversity created from being at Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 to drive global legacy in creating inclusive communities through the power of youth engagement.


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