What can I expect from the YLH Social Entrepreneurship Challenge on eHealth?
Why is Young Leaders for Health organizing a Social Entrepreneurship Challenge on eHealth?
The first YLH Social Entrepreneurship Challenge on eHealth was launched in April 2017. The first edition tackled the theme 'Interoperability - bridging health care, social care and self care'.
Why has Young Leaders for Health chosen the topic Mental Health for this year’s Social Entrepreneurship Challenge on eHealth?
What will the schedule of the event look like?
The detailed program will be announced shortly.
Teams & Teamwork
How will participants be assigned to the different teams?
Can I apply with my team?
Applications are individual. Once the application phase is over, the Challenge’s organising committee will put together teams on the basis of your applications. Participants will be assigned to teams so that each of the teams will have the necessary knowledge and skills to realise their project idea (for more information see questions: How will participants be assigned to the different teams). As a result, we cannot guarantee that existing teams will be put in the same team during the Challenge.
Will I be working on my own project idea?
What assistance will my team receive?
We don’t expect the participants to be experts on the Challenge’s topic, which is why we invite several experts to guide everyone through the 4 days of the event. These experts will hold keynote speeches, giving insight into Mental Health and their ideas on eHealth. Furthermore, we will offer workshops in pitching your project idea and how to work as an interdisciplinary team. Lastly, each team will be assigned an individual mentor that supports them in their teamwork. Mentors are experts in the field of eHealth, Mental Health or/and Mental eHealth, and will use their experience to help you throughout the Challenge. They will be an integral part of your team and the voice to rely on when developing your project idea.
What prize will the winning team receive?
The emphasis of our event is to create sustainable, long-term solutions. This is why we support the winning team with prizes that enable their lasting success. Each edition’s prizes are provided by our partners, which differ from year to year. In addition to the prizes awarded by our partners, YLH will support every participating team after the Challenge is over, ensuring all ideas can be realised.
Do I have to have studied medicine or have medical knowledge in order to participate in the challenge?
I was a participant in a previous Social Entrepreneurship Challenge. Can I participate again?
Am I “young enough/too old” to apply?
We do not set any age restrictions but believe that, as long as you consider yourself as a student or a young professional, you can apply for the Challenge.
How and when can I apply?
The application phase will commence in 2021. The application will be possible through a form provided here. Details will soon be announced.
Costs & Fees
How much is the participation fee? Is there an application fee?
Apply here (tbd) today.
Each prospective participant is required to pay a participation fee.
The early bird price is tbd.
Starting tbd the participation fee will increase.
This amount covers the cost of food and drinks over the four-day Challenge, as well as a ticket for Berlin's public transport system and entry to the social event. Moreover, each team will receive materials such as flipcharts, stickers, pens etc. needed for the teamwork.
What is included in the participation fee?
The participation fee of 100€ will include food and beverages throughout the event as well as a transportation ticket for Berlin throughout the event.
What if I will not be able to attend ? Will I be refunded?
You will get a 50% refund if you cancel by tbd. If you cancel on tbd or after, you will not receive a refund. Please note that processing the refund can take up to six months.
Are travel arrangements and accommodation included in the participation fee?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide financial support for accommodation in Berlin. We will, however, provide you with advice on how to find good and affordable accommodation. We are working on getting sufficient funding in order to provide financial support for accommodation to and in Berlin; seeing that we have not acquired said funding to date, we cannot guarantee anything in this regard. If such funding will be available, participants will be notified about the process to apply for these grants.
Organizing Your Trip
Where will the 2021 Social Entrepreneurship Challenge on eHealth take place?
I need a visa to travel. Will the YLH assist me in any way?
The Social Entrepreneurship Challenge on eHealth’s organizing committee will provide you with the documentation needed in order to apply for a visa. A field to indicate whether you need a visa or not will be provided in the application form. Nevertheless, we cannot pay any of the fees for our participants.
Will there be vegan food?
Yes, we will provide all participants with food and drinks during the YLH Social Entrepreneurship Challenge on eHealth. The costs will be covered by your participation fee. Please indicate any dietary restrictions in the application form and we will take your culinary preferences into account during our organization.
Preliminary Program 2021 YLH Social Entrepreneurship Challenge on eHealth - tackling Mental Health (tbd)
Update COVID-19 - 4th edition of the YLH Social Entrepreneurship Challenge on eHealth postponed
Due to the present circumstances surrounding the containment of COVID-19 and based on the information provided by the World Health Organization to date, Young Leaders for Health has concluded that the 4th edition of the YLH Social Entrepreneurship Challenge on eHealth - tackling Mental Health (originally scheduled to be held in Berlin, Germany between 6. - 9. August 2020) must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health and well-being of everyone involved - our participants, keynote speakers, workshop instructors, mentors, jury members, partners and the YLH organizing committee.We at Young Leaders for Health highly appreciate your support and understanding in this unfortunate situation.We wish everyone to stay safe and healthy!
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