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Building a Sustainable Future

12 August 2023

8 - 25 June 2023 & 24 July - 11 August 2023

The UWC short course Building a Sustainable Future will touch on issues within economic, environmental, and social sustainability – and their several intersections – to give young participants a chance to rethink sustainability in its complexity, and its challenges. These themes will be explored in a non-formal learning setting, including self-led projects, interactive workshops, debates, reflections, guest speakers, etc. Participants will be enabled to engage in discussions on sustainability critically and inform, envision the world in terms of a sustainable future, and contribute to this vision.

In 2023, Building a Sustainable Future will bring this mission into two courses:

The Online Course and the In-Person course happening in Germany.

Both courses aim to end the programme with a one-year fellowship in which participants are being supported in implementing their own projects.


Dates and location:

  • Online: Divided into two parts. The first one from 8 to 25 June and the second one during one weekend in August
  • In person: 24 July to 11 August. At the UWC Robert Bosch College

Language of course facilitation: English
Course Eligibility: 

  • Online: 14-19 years at the time of the course
  • In person: 15-19 years at the time of the course

Application information: the application is open for German participants directly, while the UWC national committees of North Macedonia, Spain, Lebanon, Ukraine, and Greece are nominating young people to join BSF ‘23 In-Person using their own selection processes. Find the application form here
Application deadline: 15 May 2023
Course fee

  • Online: EUR 50
  • In person: EUR 450 (includes accommodation and board; travelling costs are not included)

Scholarship availability: need-based scholarships are available
For more details: visit our Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn for more information. Find here the German NC website for German applicants