Telenor Youth Forum 2016

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Digitalization for piece

The Telenor Youth Forum is organized in cooperation of Telenor Group and Nobel Piece Center fifth year in the row. Youth Forum aims to create engagement for tackling social challenges through digital solutions.

Two selected delegates from Serbia will participate at Telenor Youth Forum, bringing together young leaders from Telenor’s 12 markets: Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, Malaysia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan, Serbia, Sweden and Thailand. 

The Telenor Youth Forum begins in Oslo from December 8-11, 2017, and is timed to coincide with the Nobel Peace Prize festivities. The delegates will gather again in mid-year in Bangkok in 2018. The young delegates will spend one year collaborating in virtual teams on their assigned challenges. Their aim will be to deliver on the solution that they believe best addresses their social challenge, as well as to work alongside the Nobel Peace Center to create an exhibition of the social issue that they tackled.  The travel, food, and accommodation costs will be covered by Telenor for the selected candidates.

For Telenor Youth Forum can apply students and graduates from 20 – 28 years old in 2017, who believe that who believe that technology can be a key ingredient in the recipe for peace, on the website, no later than August 15.  

Why join the Telenor Youth Forum?

  • Kick-off event in Oslo, Norway.
  • Join a global team of youth to tackle a social challenge.
  • Access to world class mentors and chance to build a relationship with Telenor.
  • Take part in the Nobel Peace Prize festivities, including the concert event.
  • A mid-year event in Bangkok.
  • Create a digital exhibition of your work, with the Nobel Peace Center.
  • Certificate of participation from Telenor Group and the Nobel Peace Center.

Your commitment:

  • One year as the Telenor Youth Forum delegate in your home country.
  • Build relationship with Telenor ad keep them updated on your project work. Participation in two physical events, one in Oslo and the other in Bangkok.
  • Virtual work with your project team throughout 2018; recommended time commitment approx. 2 hours per week.
How to apply
More about Youth Forum
Working with the Nobel Peace Center and one of the world’s largest telecom companies means that you have the unique ability to create change. We are now seeking talented and passionate people who are interested in working with other young leaders from Europe and Asia. If that sounds like you, we encourage you to apply.
It is also necessary to satisfy following application requirements: 

  • Between 20 and 28 years of age in 2017, fluent in English and living in Serbia
  • Passionate about driving social, economic and/or environmental change in your community with some proven experience;
  • Attending university or have completed higher education;
  • Someone with big ideas and a desire to make a difference.
How to apply
Apply here until  August 15 2017 at 5pm. Before that, please read the following: 

  • Step 1: Fill in your personal details and provide relevant information about yourself. 
  • Step 2: Under the section “Application Text”, submit your blog post about your passion and experience in driving social, economic and/or environmental change in your community. Your text should be max 350 words.
  • Step 3: Upload your CV to the system. Please review and make sure you are happy with your application.
Telenor Youth Forum gathers 2 candidates from each of Telenor Group’s 12 markets in the Nordic region, Central Eastern Europe and Asia. In total, 26 candidates will be invited to the event in Oslo. The selection process is completed within the home market of the candidate in consultation with Telenor Group.
More about Youth Forum
If you want to learn more about TYF 2016, please visit our website.


Jovana Miljanović

Telenor Youth Forum enabled me to make friends in the parts of the world I still had no chance of visiting, whereas the program was perfectly designed to the last detail.
What definitely made the strongest impression on me were the lectures of other participants, because through their ideas I learned about the burning problems their countries are faced with and was inspired to think differently about tackling challenges in my own country.

Miloš Kostić

My strongest impressions from the TYF were the young people full of enthusiasm! It was great to see and be a part of that group that took the initiative to change things. The fact that we came from all parts of the globe only showed that some things, which for us from Serbia's perspective seem normal and usual, still represent a problem on the other side of the world.
That's why TYF is important, because it raises awareness of the fact that as a society we still have to improve and advance, giving the young a chance to be the champions of that progress. From the events I would certainly single out the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize.

It's a great thing to be a part of one of the most important world events, which promotes peace and solidarity in the world. Among other things, I finally had an excuse to put on a suit in the middle of the day J Justin Farrell from Stanford University delivered an excellent lecture on the design thinking methodology, which turned out to be very applicable also in architecture.