Paris, September 24th 2020
The selected squad of 35 young people between 18 and 25 y.o. will be the voice of the next generation during Global Sports Week – an annual international forum where leaders, influencers and changemakers come together to make the future of sport.
The next Global Sports Week will be held between February 1st and 5th 2021, with events taking place in Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Milan, Dakar, Los Angeles and online.
Young Sports Makers will be recruited from around the world, with a mission to shape debates and challenge top leaders in person or through virtual events depending on their location.
Those selected will be placed centre-stage during Global Sports Week. They will benefit from an unrivalled platform to raise their voice and make an impact, with direct access to leading figures from sport, business, media, entertainment and society.
This year, considering the current situation, only Young Sports Makers living in or near one of our six hub cities will be able to attend the event physically; the others will be able to participate through our digital platform.
To compensate for travel restrictions, the package will include a year-round programme of online networking and development activities supported by Global Sports Week partners.
The new group of Young Sports Makers will join a prestigious international network of emerging talents – athletes, social entrepreneurs, students and young professionals – from across the global sports community.
Applications are open from September 24th to October 18th 2020: https://globalsportsweek.typeform.com/to/lk0sBcpX
Submissions will be assessed by a group of sports business leaders, who will be looking for sports passion, innovative thinking and persuasive presentation skills alongside ensuring a balanced geographical spread of participants.
In late October/early November, all those meeting the criteria will be invited to an online pre-selection workshop.
The final selection of Young Sports Makers for Global Sports Week 2021 will be announced in mid-November 2020.