Youth Forum and youth engagement

An increasing number of young people are creating and engaging with social enterprise. We’re supporting this youth movement by meaningfully engaging with and learning from young innovators and social entrepreneurs. This engagement furthers our ability to create a new global impact economy.


SEWF holds our Youth Forum event during our global forums. The Youth Forum lasts longer than our Global Forum because it includes dedicated days filled with opportunities for networking with and learning from other young participants. It also involves full integration with the Global Forum. These two programme elements ensure all participants develop extensive knowledge about social enterprise and leave prepared to continue, or to begin, contributing to a global impact economy through social enterprise.

SEWF is also partnering with Social Shifters to create a specialised platform tat will allow Youth Forum engagement and conversations to occur beyond the event week.


We collaborate with partners who are effectively engaging and educating young people to advance the social enterprise movement. These are a few examples of their work around the world.

  • Scottish social enterprise in schools programme: Early intervention activities in schools, including partnerships that integrate social enterprise into school curriculum, is critical for workforce development and the social enterprise movement’s sustainability.
  • Social Shifters: Online platforms and learning communities for young social entrepreneurs provide effective learning, networking, and communicating opportunities.


Are you a young person passionate about creating a global impact economy?

  • Register to attend SEWF Digital where you can access our event week and world-class content (including a youth programme strand) for a special rate of ¬£29.
  • Get in touch if you are interested in helping plan future youth forums and engagement activities!