The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Online-Summit: Mindful Leadership & Entrepreneurship

Stage of Idea planning stage
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Explain your idea in details:

My idea addresses the problem of many young people struggling to find inner peace, clarity and calmness in a society and environment which is changing with tremendous speed. It aims at establishing mindfulness as a social innovation by making it mainstream for personal development. As I was suffering from continuous psychological stress myself, I absolved a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course and have been working on implementing the mindful mindset ever since into my life. Already since my youth I have been interested in Eastern philosophy and spirituality, especially Buddhist and Hinduist practices. I am fascinated how the practices evolving from the fusion of Eastern and Western philosophies can contribute to improve mental and physical health as well as enhance awareness for nature. The online-summit 'Mindful Leadership and Entrepreneurship' aims at supporting young people aged 16 to 35 to create a social impact in their work environment or communities by educating them about mindfulness practice. It helps young leaders and entrepreneurs (to be) to develop resilience when facing stress, to keep focus while overcoming challenges, to maintain a positive, open mindset and communication style. It also addresses teachers who are able to understand the content in English and can pass on the knowledge to their students in the local language to empower them. The program teaches the seven aspects of mindfulness - acceptance, (self-)trust, beginner's mindset, patience, non-judging, letting go, non-striving/being present - in animated webinars, interviews with experts, work sheets, and an (online-) community called 'Mindful Millenials'. It shows the formal and informal practice of mindfulness and how to integrate those into our daily lives. It trains the participants consciousness about the interaction of thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations. This way, they will learn about the construction of reality and how to deal with difficult emotions.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

My idea focuses on the sustainable development goals health and education by making mindfulness mainstream for digital natives through e-learning. The benefits of participating in the mindfulness program include: Getting trained in the beginner's mindset, developing curiosity and thus being more receptive for innovative ideas, stress resilience, non-violent communication, self-confidence & awareness, positive outlook on life and improved overall health (physical/mental).The program is mainly built on MBSR. It is a method for stress management and prevention developed by US-american Buddhist practitioner Jon-Kabat-Zinn which has been applied successfully for 20 years worldwide. It is an approved method used in psychotherapy as well, integrating guided meditations such as body scans, breathing techniques and mindful movement such as Yoga. The online mindfulness program also includes the newest research from neurosciences, combining it with aspects of positive psychology and personality development.As one of the central aspects of mindfulness is the beginners mindset, I would share my knowledge as a beginner of mindfulness practice so that others can relate better and share their experiences in in a safe, non-judgemental space in the community 'Mindful Millenials'.Participants can range from students wanting to establish a female football team at their school to a young urban planner wanting to build a self-sustaining village. The online-summit has a fair price policy and is very sustainable as it enables lifelong learning about mental health care for students and teachers alike. The sessions can be revised as often as necessary.The success of the program can be measured by the total number of participants, testimonials, contributions in the online community and the data collected from 'positivity tests' taken after the participants have completed all the sessions online, examining the improvements in wellbeing.Besides fostering wellbeing, the target is to build the creative confidence of the young participants.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

In a research phase, the pain points, stress factors and challenges of young leaders and entrepreneurs are being identified. That way, a mindfulness training program according to the needs of digital natives and beginners of mindfulness practice can be created.I will be responsible for the social media marketing, community management, content creation, production of webinars and interview videos. I will be getting free research support by my professors at university, but I will need an expert of mindfulness practice for the development of the learning material. I need support from partners for filmmaking and video cutting which I may draw from my co-working network. Another cost factor would be the hosting of the conference on an online-platform which still has to be chosen.The interview partners will be people with mindful leadership styles. The summit follows mindfulness programs in the business context. The innovative approach about my idea is the unique, user-centric compilation of educational materials and channels, making mental health care a priority for millenial leaders, building conscious organisations.The resources needed will be covered by volunteers, donations, investors and sponsors from mindful organisations through a crowdfunding campaign. The crowdfunders will have access to all the conference material for free. Regular purchases will be based on the freemium model. The webinars and some interviews will be available for free, the other materials, such as work sheets and further interviews will be available with a premium account. There will be early bird offers for those purchasing in the first month after the release, then the premium account is offered for a higher price. An option for a scholarship application will be offered.The conference will be mainly promoted on facebook, and on (interview) partner channels. There might be a 'Mindful Meet Up' group in Berlin as an offline support.

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Your profile

I am a 25 year old media scholar absolving my master degree of 'Communication in Social and Economic Contexts' at the Berlin University of the Arts. This entrepreneurial design will be part of my thesis about mindful leadership and entrepreneurship in the upcoming semester. Before, I had been studying at the Bauhaus University Weimar and Utrecht University in the Netherlands as an ERASMUS scholar.My vision is to empower myself and other people to be the best version of themselves and to inspire them to follow an authentic life path based on their values. I am convinced that inner peace, strength and guidance of oneself help to transform other people's lives and societies, building a world full of compassion and empathy for others and the environment. I want to reach that by working in multicultural, interdisciplinary teams to create meaningful, human-centered products and services. My mission is to help individuals and organizations to enhance their social impact by applying design thinking and mindfulness.I strive to be the change that I wish to see in the world. As a creative catalyst and strategist, I developed my skills in storytelling, design thinking and innovation management organising projects that promote sustainability.The university funded my two day hackathon at the intersection of the zero waste movement and virtual reality. Also, in cooperation with the crowdfunding platform startnext and product design students, I designed a barrier-free swing with the intention to change societys perspective on disabilities. Currently I am working as a pro bono consultant for 180 Degrees Consulting to develop strategies for building better relationships between the social enterprise ResQ and its partner restaurants. I could apply my knowledge of intercultural communication, social media and event management, among others, by volunteering for the international student representatives of the Bauhaus University.

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Comments

August 31, 2017 23:29

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you feeling as our road ends temporarily?I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?I would like to be in touch with you,Cheers from Kabul.Shuhra

August 31, 2017 22:26

There are just a few hours before the end of this wonderful competition and I want to thank you for all you did here, especially your contribution to my project. Best wishes for all your future endeavors and never give up on your dreams! Be a dreamer! That is the most important characteristic in life!Best regards,Andrei

August 31, 2017 21:41

Hello fellow passenger,You might have heard the famous song "What I've done" by Linkin park. The lyrics have been beautifully carved by the late singer Chester Bennington. The song covers the ways in which our so called development has helped only a handful of the upper society members, whereas people are still living in poverty.We have a great platform here which is urging super brains from around the world to come together and collaborate with their ideas and help make this world a better place to live in. You have been a part of this community and I congratulate you on your effort that you have put in.Thanks once again and all the best for the futureRegards, Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 20:31

hi,All the best for your project.As today is the last day of competition I am glad that I was able to read your mind blowing project.Best wishes for your success and thank you so much for your support on my project.

August 31, 2017 20:31

hi,All the best for your project.As today is the last day of competition I am glad that I was able to read your mind blowing project.Best wishes for your success and thank you so much for your support on my project.

August 31, 2017 19:58

Comrades,In this fight for a sustainable future, what we need is innovation; something which is not necessarily new, but which makes us look at things from a different angle.I believe this is one of the major motives of this community which we are a part of. Taking one step together hand in hand towards our goal is the only way we can achieve it.So I wish you the very best in this endeavour of yours and hope to see you together in the new tomorrowRegards,Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 17:44

Yes, it was a wonderful journey !a.Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal?b.Also, please go through my IDEA called EDU-CELL and if you like it, please vote.c.This is what I could think when I saw your proposal. Truly inspirational and positive initiative from your side that is sending ripples amongst my friends and relatives. If you think it will be applicable in Afghanistan, please send me the details. Thank You ! Truly, Shuhra K, Afghanistan

August 31, 2017 17:14

What a journey! I am truly amazed.I read so many good thoughts including yours. UNESCO did a truly amazing job. And if you have already not read it, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.Bye for now!Shuhra (Kabul)

August 31, 2017 16:48

THANK YOU! THANK YOU FOR READING MY PROPOSAL. I HAVE READ AND EVALUATED YOUR INITIATIVE AND I CANNOT BUT HELP GIVING IT MY HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS. HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO THINK OF SUCH A WONDERFUL IDEA, I WONDER?ONCE GAIN A BIG THANK YOU FROM MY SIDE.SK

August 31, 2017 05:46

Hi, it's great to read your innovative idea which could help our community in different aspects. It is not easy to go through all the stages and congratulation for your great ideas, hope to see your idea will come true soon.I would like to invite you to read, comment and even vote for my idea 'Boosting economic growth in Africa with solar energy'. If you find it great, please also share it with your friends. Thank you very much.

August 30, 2017 23:24

MY GREETINGS TO YOU! SO HOW IS IT GOING? I HAVE READ AND EVALUATED YOUR INITIATIVE AND I CANNOT BUT HELP GIVING IT MY HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS. HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO THINK OF SUCH A WONDERFUL IDEA, I WONDER?ON A DIFFERENT NOTE, CAN YOU PLEASE GO THROUGH MY EDU-CELL ENTRY? AND IF YES, THEN I WOULD BE MOST GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD VOTE FOR IT.A BIG THANK YOU FROM MY SIDE.SK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 30, 2017 23:07

Dear Leader,We are coming to the end of this awesome competition and I appreciate your efforts, drive and support on my idea, 'AfricEnergy'.No matter how the result comes out, we should always be focused on implementing our unique ideas and projects for the improvement of the World.Thank you for your contributions, advice and encouragement so far. I hope to connect with you via [email protected] of Luck!

August 30, 2017 22:10

-------Greetings from Afghanistan!Awesone. Fantastic. Relevant. These are the three words that came to my mind when I read your proposal. Congratulations. If you get a moment, would you be kind enough to read my proposal (IDEAS) called EDU-CELL from Afghanistan? And if you do manage to read it, would you be kind enough to vote if you like the IDEA? And if I am not asking too much, please forward the link to your friends and family.Thanks in anticipation!Shuhra K

August 30, 2017 20:28

-------Dear fellow entrepreneur:(i)I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.(ii)May I also request that you please have a look at my idea called EDU-CELL. If it is relevant in your country, please let me know and I will be happy to provide you with more details to you. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!All the very best!Shuhra

August 30, 2017 19:03

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.Take care!Shuhra (Kabul)

August 30, 2017 06:27

Greetings my Colleague ,Thank you for participating in that great event , it was a great nice Journey , but the best thing of it is meeting good friends here , I hope you achieve your dreams & good luck with your Idea.thanks again & best wishes for you.Ahmed

August 30, 2017 02:18

Hello,This entrepreneurship-campus platform has been amazing it has enabled us to see all the enthusiasts and to share our passion and experiences to learn from each other. Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch; this is important to me as I find this inspirational.I appreciate all your votes, valuable feedback, advice, and suggestions. For me it has helped me to improve my ideas and also helps me to win and learn from the ideas that you have given me.Best of Luck! And keep it upKindest regards

August 29, 2017 02:46

Hello everyone,Now we are reaching the end of the competition. I want to thank everyone who have been voting and commenting on my ideas and interest in helping support GU. As all of you said, a visual universal language is needed for this continuously developing society. I am trying my best to launch my Gadaa Universe with the help of you and your constructive comments. We will do whatever it takes to exceed your expectations.Best of Luck! And keep it upKind regards

August 28, 2017 19:23

Hello,Being a part of India's well-known Entrepreneurship Cell of the most prestigious engineering college in India, I have interacted with many startup enthusiasts, have got to know how they think and what are some qualities that set them apart from the ones who are not able to see their idea through. Reading through your idea, I have realised that your idea has that spark which can help it become a successful venture. Coupled with its aim to help the society achieve its goals sustainably, your idea can be something quite helpful for the same.But before it's implementation, you need to do a "premortem" check on how it can fail. This would prepare you for any uncalled-for circumstances and help you prepare for them accordingly.Lastly, I would like you to have a look at our idea, GreenSpace, and share your views about the same.Regards,Team GreenSpace.

August 28, 2017 19:22

Hello,Being a part of India's well-known Entrepreneurship Cell of the most prestigious engineering college in India, I have interacted with many startup enthusiasts, have got to know how they think and what are some qualities that set them apart from the ones who are not able to see their idea through. Reading through your idea, I have realised that your idea has that spark which can help it become a successful venture. Coupled with its aim to help the society achieve its goals sustainably, your idea can be something quite helpful for the same.But before it's implementation, you need to do a "premortem" check on how it can fail. This would prepare you for any uncalled-for circumstances and help you prepare for them accordingly.Lastly, I would like you to have a look at our idea, GreenSpace, and share your views about the same.Regards,Team GreenSpace.

August 28, 2017 16:19

hiii,its a pleasure to have you around as you are trying to improve the society somehow.Congratulations for all the hard work you have done so far.Bests Regards for your project...

August 28, 2017 16:19

hiii,its a pleasure to have you around as you are trying to improve the society somehow.Congratulations for all the hard work you have done so far.Bests Regards for your project...

August 28, 2017 16:10

Hello My Friend!Thank you for being here all this while. Your dreams are valid and your project is very viable. Keep thriving and best will keep coming your way.Best of Luck.

August 27, 2017 15:13

Hello dear members of the entrepreneurship community,I hope you will join us too and learn the GU universal communication system and the Gadaa system practices when the platform and the system implementations are complete and fully ready for use. This work is still under development. I will let you know once it is finished.Please keep your constructive comments. Your feedback is important! Many thanks to all contributors! Thank you for supporting GU project. We will notify you as soon as the platform is live. Best of Luck!

August 27, 2017 14:09

Dear Entrepreneur,It's a new day and few days to the end of the competition. It has been nice and encouraging having you here, on this platform. I wish to appreciate you.Best of Luck!

August 26, 2017 17:13

Hello Great Mind,You have come a long way with this competition and I want to congratulate you for the resilience you have show so far. I tell you what? It's not going to go unrewarded.Bill Gates has said that "As we look into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." I totally agree with the successful software developer! With that, I want to honestly congratulate you once more for been a leader, especially such that will empower others! You're relevant and I wish you the best with your project.I wish that we could network beyond the competition,Kindest regards,Seth Thomas CISTEM([email protected])

August 26, 2017 16:54

Hello Great Mind,You have come a long way with this competition and I want to congratulate you for the resilience you have show so far. I tell you what? It's not going to go unrewarded.Bill Gates has said that "As we look into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." I totally agree with the successful software developer! With that, I want to honestly congratulate you once more for been a leader, especially such that will empower others! You're relevant and I wish you the best with your project.I wish that we could network beyond the competition,Kindest regards,Seth Thomas CISTEM([email protected])

August 26, 2017 15:25

Hello Great Mind!Thank you for your support to AfricEnergy so far. I appreciate your kind words, positive remarks and contribution on my idea. As you continue to progress in your quest for the improvement of the World, I wish you success and breakthrough.Best of Luck!

August 26, 2017 15:25

Hello Great Mind!Thank you for your support to AfricEnergy so far. I appreciate your kind words, positive remarks and contribution on my idea. As you continue to progress in your quest for the improvement of the World, I wish you success and breakthrough.Best of Luck!

August 26, 2017 15:06

Hello,To all the people who are asking how to join once the GU platform goes live, all you need to do is to create a free account. Please keep an eye out on the website and my social media pages at: http://gadaauniverse.com/ Kind regards

August 25, 2017 13:19

Hello,There are just a few days before the end of this stage of the competition and I want to congratulate you for all your effort you put into. All these ideas came from brilliant minds and I am sure the best one will win. I hope you will continue this idea and make impact for the local community and why not for all the world. Best regards,Andrei

August 25, 2017 09:17

Hi Luise,Your idea is very much appreciable. People like you are a blessing to the modern world because you are utilizing your skill to help the common people. Keep this spirit throughout your life. The will to do varitiies in life opens up the door of opportunities. So keep this positive attitude always .I wish you all the success for this competition and also please vote and comment on my project AUTOMATIC COCOA BEAN SEPARATING MACHINE, ( www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/14/6833) .

August 25, 2017 00:41

Hello Luise!Thursday's Inspiration from YCEC; 'The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.' - Richard BachAs you progress in working hard to see to the improvement of the World through your idea, I wish you success and breakthrough.Best of Luck!

August 24, 2017 16:24

Dear community member,As the competition deadline is approaching near, we would like some feedback regarding our idea, some ways by which we can tweak it and make it a little better and ready for future execution. (follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments) Please vote and support our idea.Thank you in advance.Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 22:27

Greetings from a same journey woman!While reviewing the ideas and projects, I stopped at your proposal. I have gone through it but I feel I need more information, especially about the financial aspects. Do you think you can provide that to me? Secondly, if you need any assistance or more information about my idea, kindly let me know after checking out my idea: EDU-CELL in AFGHANISTAN.Looking forward to hearing from you!SK

August 23, 2017 15:28

Hello Champion!According to Wednesday's Inspiration from Youth Citizenship Entrepreneurship Competition: Don't wish it were easy, wish you were better.Champion, we should always keep forging ahead, refining ourselves and ideas until we improve the world.Best of Luck!

August 23, 2017 14:14

HelloAs we are about to the very end of this competition I give you a bit of encouragement and yet the fact. The competition may reach to an end but the efforts you have shown to your community is great and long lasting, People may come and go but ideas stays forever. This platform is like a family or a classroom where we share all our strength and experience to solve Community challenges.Your idea is real life touching and I hope you're making more good progress to take it into its full potential no matter what challenge you may face..Never give up. You may wish to share your experience in my ideaZERO HUNGER IS POSSIBLE FOCUSING FROM LOCAL COMMUNITY LEVELBest of luck!Uledi Kimbavala"ZERO HUNGER IS POSSIBLE"

August 23, 2017 11:34

Hi,After going through your idea, I firmly believe that you can successfully convert it to an executable project and help the society grow in a sustainable manner. I wish you the best for the same.I would really appreciate if you could go through my idea as well(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments). Our idea deals with covering an otherwise unused rooftop of a building with green plants, and using that space for a multitude of activities. This would have various positive effects on the environment and also the society in general.Thank youTeam GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 08:30

An Awesome Day to You, Dear Campus Colleague,Cheeking through your idea and seeing it progress in this competition leaves me motivated and inspired that with us, our planet will become better and flourish in goodness and development desired by every human being with dreams and aspirations. To keep you moving and staying on in face of challenges as growing Entrepreneurs, it is my pleasure to share this link with you, "7 MOVIES Every Entrepreneur Should Watch", copy and paste this link to view; youtube.com/watch?v=s3x-_yRRUrkAll the best to you in you Idea!CheersAnita Mbah.

August 22, 2017 11:44

Hi LuiseCongratulations on such a wonderful idea.I wish I was one of you target market so that you can also help me find inner peace.ha ha haaaa.we all need it to make our lives the best.I wish all the best

August 22, 2017 09:13

Dear LuiseI hope you're making good progress whether the competition is on progress or not this idea of yours should make more progress towards its implementation. Congulatulation for the efforts you're making.Never give up.Best of luck!

August 22, 2017 05:07

Thank you Luise.Having you around is very encouraging and wonderful. I wish you success on your journey and you should always expect the best coming your way.You may like to see my idea, AfricEnergy, for comments and support.Cheers.

August 21, 2017 16:40

Hello Luise!I admire your effort to groom people through mindful leadership, and it's interesting because you didn't see the psychological stress as a scar, but as a source of motivating people out there. I wish you success and you may stop by on my idea to add your contribution.Best of Luck

August 20, 2017 20:57

Hello This idea you have is every interesting as it deal with mind setting for bright future and it will bring positive impact towards quality education through vocational skills and training via online platform. Congulatulation for the effort you're putting on this idea.Never give up.Best of luck!

August 19, 2017 16:07

Hello,GadaaUniverse[GU] would like to thank you for your passionate support. We would like to keep on developing our ideas. Please dont hesitate to let us know how we can improve.please read and give some suggestions or comment GUs idea GadaaUniverse[GU]-Gadaa Universal Communication System and GU-Fair if you havent done so already. We really appreciate your contribution and would be glad to hear your advice and opinion.Keep up the good work!Kind regards!Firanbek Robele

August 19, 2017 10:24

Dear LuiseYour idea is real supportive as it provide mentorship and self confidence to young people and some principles to find their bright future .congulatulation for being so innovative.Never give up.All the best

August 18, 2017 12:18

Hello,I invite you kindly to comment my idea Path To Knowledge. I would be glad to hear your advice. I have written this message after I commented almost all ideas and projects and probably yours too. I am deeply sorry if this message bothered you, but everyone on this platform wants to go to the finals with his/her idea and makes all it is possible to get there. Maybe not all the actions are fair. Some participants copies the same meaningless message and paste it to all ideas. I just do marketing. Again, I am sorry if this message disturbed you.Kindest regards,Andrei

August 18, 2017 06:34

Hello,This is a very impressive idea and it will surely be beneficial for all the young minds looking for an opportunity.It looks promising and executable Congratulations for all your efforts and for your project.Good luckRegardsShuhra Koofi.

August 14, 2017 14:03

HiIt is great that you want to build a community of people who think out of the box and do not give up at the first obstacle.To improve people's mentality and conscience through an online platform is a nice and new idea.Best regards

August 6, 2017 11:02

It is great that you want to build a community of people who think out of the box and do not give up at the first obstacle. I would really like to participate at an event when your idea will become a business and maybe it will grow internationally. Keep continue this idea and help people to reach their inner peace.Best regards,Andrei

July 14, 2017 00:34

Hi Luise,Your idea is really innovative, i like the concept of the online presence you're using. That could help to cover a wider range of participants around the world. I also like the concept of building a community that you propose.Best wishes!Seth

July 13, 2017 15:11

Dear Aseel,thank you for your thoughtful comment! Yes, participants will receive a certificate for completion and once registered, they will have unlimited access to the online-summit.Best wishes,Luise

July 12, 2017 13:48

Dear Luise, To improve people's mentality and conscience through an online platform is a nice and new idea. Could participants receive a certificate of completion? And is there a lifetime access? Good Luck with your idea, Aseel