Youth Time International Movement Presents International Summer School 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Updated: May 3

Youth Time International Movement is officially opening the Application Call for Participants for its International Youth Summer School 2020. The event will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland from August 10th-15th 2020.

The theme this year is: Future Skills for Workplace Sustainability: Preparing for Transition;

  • Technology and Innovation has already brought great change to the job marketplace leading to a disruption of the skills that are needed. Not only is this happening now, but it is happening rapidly, and it is continuing to evolve on a near daily basis with the introduction of robotic automation, technical innovations and digitalization set to cost millions of jobs worldwide.

  • The International Youth Summer School in Iceland will help to prepare youth for the future possible changes. We will learn and analyze the most influential trends of the development in different areas of the worldwide society and what the future map of skills, education and training for sustainable future global development will be. We will study how to avoid becoming an obsolete figure in an ever-developing world and explore new ways to ensure the role of youth as working professionals remains sustainable.


  • Participate in educational and interactive talks and become inspired through workshops conducted by esteemed honorable guests.

  • Gain valuable new skills, knowledge, and experiences that will serve as a solid foundation for your future entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • Have a fruitful working and immersing experience in the beautiful city of Reykjavik and Icelandic culture.

  • Have a unique opportunity to meet with like-minded people from across the globe.

  • Network with renowned professionals in the fields of business, entrepreneurship, finance, science, and technology.

  • Take part in a fantastic cultural exchange program that includes trips to see some of Reykjavik’s most iconic attractions and Icelandic outstanding nature.

  • The program, food, and twin room shared accommodation in a student hostel are partially covered by Youth Time International Movement. Candidates must take into consideration that travel costs are at your own expense.

  • Join each other in celebration at our welcome reception and farewell party.


  • Young people 18-35 from around the world.

  • Fluent in English (reading, writing, speaking).

  • Master’s/Ph.D. students, social entrepreneurs, young professionals, persons working at/with startup incubators and/or accelerators.

  • Workers with youth, young professionals who work in the education sphere.

  • Show proven evidence of interests in Future Skills, workplace sustainability and participation of the international youth community, and/or involvements in related fields.

  • Preferred backgrounds include social and business enterprises, startups, non-profits, social activists, artists, educators, young researchers, scholars, and students.

What does Youth Time expect from you? 

Take part in all components of the program and practice punctuality.

After invitation pay a non-refundable administration fee of 200€ (with accommodation) of 150€ (without accommodation). Only after payment is your participation guaranteed. See below for more information on participation options.

Follow Youth Time’s Code of Conduct (see below).

What do Participants have to pay? 

The complete program is covered by Youth Time International Movement and partners, but please take into consideration that travel costs and visa come at your own expense. Hostel accommodation is fully sponsored by Youth Time International Movement and partners. Below you will find more details on the administration fees.

Subsidiary Basic Participation

  • Administration fee 200€ including: twin room shared accommodation in a student hostel (shared bathroom), attendance of welcome reception and farewell party, tea breaks and meals, cultural activities including a day trip to see some of the Icelandic natural wonders, educational program, participants kit.

  • With no accommodation the administration fee is 150€ including: attendance of welcome reception and farewell party, tea breaks and meals, cultural activities including a day trip to see some of the Icelandic natural wonders, educational program, participants kit.

  • Payment details will be provided to the selected participants in the official invitation.

  • Only after payment will your participation be guaranteed, payment to be made after received the confirmation of selection letter.

Non-subsidiary Participation

  • If you wish to support Youth Time International Movement, you can choose the non-subsidiary option which covers 100% costs of participation. Administration fee is 1000€ which will include: accommodation in a single room in 3* hotel, attendance of welcome reception and farewell party,  tea breaks and meals, cultural activities, educational program, participants kit.

Please note, that administration fee is non-transferable and non-refundable.


  • Fill out the Participant Application form entirely.

  • Submit up-to-date CV

  • Make a one-minute video answering the following questions: – What is your motivation for applying for the Future Skills International Youth Summer School? – How do you see the possible involvement of young people in the development of Future Skills for Workplace Sustainability? – How do you plan to use the knowledge and skills gained during the Summer School?

  • Complete the application process by May 30th 2020.

Please complete all information requested on the application, incomplete applications may not be processed.

In case of questions, please forward them to