Ashoka Changemaker Summit 2024

September 5-7 > Hamburg, Germany

The Ashoka Changemaker Summit is Ashoka’s largest global gathering of changemakers.

Every year, we bring together our global community of changemakers: social entrepreneurs, young changemakers, and leaders from business, government, and philanthropy to explore the most pressing issues of our time and together build a society in which everyone can contribute, participate, and actively engage in social change for the good of all.

This next Changemaker Summit will be held on September 5-7th 2024, in partnership with the City of Hamburg in Germany. 


Why Hamburg

The City of Hamburg is the perfect partner for the Ashoka Changemaker Summit 2024.

Over the past years, Hamburg has organized the needs of social entrepreneurs and the opportunities for social innovation into a citywide “Social Entrepreneurship Strategy”, backed by the government and over 100 organizations. 

Together with Ashoka, Hamburg and many other partners in the city are committed to the goal of True Participation. 

In the months leading up to the Summit, Ashoka is co-organizing a program in Hamburg that brings together Ashoka Fellows, young changemakers and youth activists, government officials, philanthropists, and business leaders to explore how true participation can power positive change in the city.


Pre-summit Hamburg Program

Check out upcoming opportunities to connect and get involved in the lead-up to the summit!

Participation Playbook

To increase our social cohesion and quality of life, everyone needs to be able to participate in the good of all. People affected by problems and injustices need to be part of the solutions, and need to know that they have the capacity to be part of the change. 

Check out these #TrueParticipation #EchteTeilhabe stories to get inspired:

My way to the Parliament



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Mein Weg in die Hochschule

My way to College



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My way out of prison to the classrooms

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My way out of the workshop for the disabled to the university

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Yeşil Çember’de gönüllü olmam sadece doğayı korumamı değil, aynı zamanda Almanlara olan ön yargılarımı kırmamı sağladı

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My way to freshen my mind

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My cooperation with students


The summit is co-organized with
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City of Hamburg

Community Partners

These incredible organizations contributed to the summit and/or its preprogram
Hamburger Allianz für Social Entrepreneurship e.V.

Impact Partners

The summit is supported by
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