Frequently Asked Questions
For Our Participants:
Do I have to study medicine or have medical knowledge in order to participate in the challenge?
Medical knowledge is not a requirement. YLH is comprised of an interdisciplinary team and we seek expertise from different fields. Therefore, we welcome individuals with all majors in various areas (Arts, Architecture, Business, Design, Economics, Engineering, Information Technology, Natural and Biological Sciences, Law, Medicine and Applied Medicine, Political and Social Sciences, etc) to apply and take part in the Challenge.
We believe that public health is an interdisciplinary field that requires stakeholders from all disciplines to come and work together.
Nonetheless, it will be useful to read through the material provided in order to be able to actively participate in discussions. This will help you to come up with sustainable solutions, together with your team members, during the Challenge.
However, being interested in the discussed topic is the most important aspect.
How much is the participation fee? Is there an application fee?
Each prospective participant is required to pay a participation fee of 60 Euros.
How and when can I apply?
The application phase will commence in early April.
Please apply with your CV and project proposal via e-mail:
Below you can find the project proposal template, that we kindly ask you to fill out when applying.
Are travel arrangements and accommodation included in the participation fee?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide financial support for travel and accommodation in Berlin. We will, however, provide you with advice on how to find good and affordable accommodation. We are working on getting sufficient funding in order to provide financial support for travel expenses and accommodation to and in Berlin; seeing that we have not acquired said funding to date we cannot guarantee anything in this regard.
What is to be expected of this year's Social Entrepreneurship Challenge on eHealth?
For starters, an inspiring experience with other motivated students and young professionals from across the globe and a thorough overview of eHealth and Social Entrepreneurship! Moreover, presentations and workshops will be held by speakers who are experts in their line of work; you will also get the chance to personally meet and work with them. You will have the opportunity to get in touch with young professionals involved in different Global Health agencies. In addition, you will receive a certificate of participation at the Young Leaders for Health Social Entrepreneurship Challenge. Most importantly, you are provided with the opportunity to realise your ambitions. The YLH Social Entrepreneurship Challenge on eHealth aim is not be a networking event. We aim to provide all participants with the means and resources to make their ideas into a reality.
Will there be vegetarian food?
Yes, we will provide all participants with food and drinks throughout the challenge (free of any additional cost). We take all culinary preferences into account while organising the Challenge.
Why is Young Leaders for Health organising a Social Entrepreneurship Challenge?
Until we started organising the Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, YLH’s focus was on advocacy, diplomacy training and content work on various topics. Some of the topics included disaster and risk management, antimicrobial resistance, the Agenda 2030 SDGs and leadership.
Oftentimes, at gatherings of experts, bright young people and their queries go unnoticed. We at YLH are driven to provide students and young professionals with a platform. YLH is aware that most young people do not yet have the legitimacy to call themselves experts. However, we believe that there is no dearth of creativity, skill and knowledge among this subset. The amalgamation of all these thoughts led to the birth of the concept of the Social Entrepreneurship Challenge.
Together, we want to find sustainable solutions to issues that our participants notice in their communities that can perhaps be translated onto a global scale.
At YLH, we believe that in a fun and creative setting, with other open-minded, interdisciplinary team players, students and young professionals have the ability to think beyond the current paradigm.
Why has Young Leaders for Health chosen the topic Non-Communicable Diseases in Urban Populations for this year’s Social Entrepreneurship Challenge?
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constitute major global public health burden plaguing societies, irrespective of borders. The morbidity and mortality resulting from NCDs affect, to a great extent, urban citizens belonging to lower socioeconomic groups. There is an immediate need to use novel approaches to deal with this burden more efficiently and we seek creative and sustainable eHealth solutions in this quest.
Where will the Social Entrepreneurship Challenge on eHealth take place?
The Challenge will take place from 26 to 29 July 2018 at the CIEE Global Institute (Gneisenaustraße 27, 10961 Berlin, Germany).
The Council of International Educational Exchange is an independent, US-based non-profit organisation and one of this year’s partners of the YLH Social Entrepreneurship Challenge on eHealth.
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