Ashoka Invitation: Online Summit Changemakers United – together against Covid-19

10:00 - 13:30
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Join the ChangemakersUnited Online Summit

with keynote speaker Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

and 20 key social innovators & Ashoka Fellows in Europe,

on 20th of May, 10am – 1:30pm CET.


Come to get inspired by 20 impactful Social Entrepreneurs from across Europe & learn how your skills and resources can play a role in making a difference for their ventures or beyond.

About the Online Summit: Changemakers from across Europe come together to explore innovative solutions to the Covid-19 crisis.

Our keynote speaker: Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize alongside Malala Yousafzai in 2014. Being an Ashoka Fellow and activist for children’s rights and education, we are humbled to listen to him as our keynote speaker.



10-10:45 AM CET | Welcome plenary: Welcome and Meet the Social Entrepreneurs with systemic solutions to the Covid-19 crisis.

11-12 AM CET | Parallel roundtable discussions:

  • Session 1: Returning to the past or transforming our learning ecosystems? A conversation with Ashoka Fellows Emer Beamer, Jen Lexmond, Massimo Vallati and Thorsten Kiefer.
  • Session 2: No one left behind for lack of direct healthcare or equipment. A conversation with Ashoka Fellows Carmen Pellicer, Caroline Kant, David Cuartielles, Dorica Dan and Krystian Fikert.
  • Session 3: Vulnerable groups: a priority in our response to the pandemic. A conversation with Ashoka Fellows Ana Bella Estévez, Jèrèmy Lachal, Lone Koldby, Ole Kassow and Volker Baisch.
  • Session 4: Approaches to reliable information in times of Covid-19. A conversation with Ashoka Fellows Mehmet Atakan Foça, Mike Feerick, Walburga Fröhlich & Klaus Candussi.
  • Session 5: Why political and economic responses to the crisis must empower citizens. A conversation with Ashoka Fellows Alberto Alemanno, Radek Hábl and Pablo Santaeufemia.

12- 12:45 PM CET | Closing plenary with Nobel Peace Laureate Mr. Kailash Satyarthi

Please also: Invite your friends & colleagues – it’s an open event and everyone who is passionate about social entrepreneurship and social innovation shouldn’t miss it!


posted by: Dr. Alexandra Nitzlader, Ashoka Friend and Changemaker and member of Rotary Wien - Belvedere

Rotary ist eine internationale Organisation von Serviceclubs, in denen sich Angehörige unterschiedlicher Berufe regelmäßig treffen, um Freundschaft und Dienstbereitschaft im täglichen Leben zu pflegen. Gemeinsam entwickeln und realisieren wir Ideen, um in unseren Gemeinschaften einen positiven Beitrag zu leisten und über Grenzen hinweg zu wirken. |