The purpose

For its first edition, the GYF20 aims to bring together young entrepreneurs and professionals from all around the world in order to offer them quality training sessions to improve their skills and knowledge. The entrepreneurship training approach is expected to lead to new solutions and recommendations, to help the participants learn from best practices and to foster new ideas and innovation in the field of youth and cooperative entrepreneurship.

The Forum will focus on the vital role of young entrepreneurs and professionals and their extra needs outside of the traditional education and professional training, bringing a more innovative approach to their learning tools and objectives.

The sessions

The GYF20’s programme is structured around a series of training sessions designed to improve the professional development of the participants. At the moment, we are analysing different content-driven initiatives in order to find the best ones to feed the event’s programme as well as to assure its quality. The participants will have the opportunity to attend panel discussions, brainstorming sessions, workshops, interactive Q&A, ex-cathedra sessions etc.

Let’s communicate

#GYF20 #coops4dev🌏 #coops4youth

The GYF includes numerous training session that can be applied in all the political, social, cultural and economic topics related to youth and cooperative entrepreneurship. Promoting the importance of training when talking about entrepreneurship and innovation is key to the GYF’s success. Therefore, a special focus will be put on promoting the activities of the GYF before, during and after the event via:

  • GYF 2020 Videos
  • GYF 2020 video teaser
  • Interviews with key actors
  • Photos
  • Social media campaign



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Do not forget to include the hashtags #GYF20 #coops4youth and  #coops4dev in all your posts!


Let’s connect

GYF20  will have a dedicated app to ensure the participants have all the necessary information at the tip of their fingers. The app will be a simple tool that is accessible on smartphones, tablets and the web. It simplifies all the processes and saves time while enabling meaningful connections through social networking.



Young entrepreneurs and professionals between the age of 18-35 years old who are interested in entrepreneurship, cooperatives, innovation and professional training are encouraged to apply for the GYF20.  Participation is subject to a competitive application and selection process. Check the registration process here.