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The Guardian view on ‘idleness grants’: inspirational thinking | Editorial

Ever since Max Weber spotted the role of the protestant work ethic in inspiring modern capitalism, there have been rebellions against the idea that a useful life is necessarily a busy one. Take the libertarian Marxist Herbert Marcuse, who in the 1960s denounced an America he saw as run by mediocre managers and technocrats. The…

DSM: Brighter Living Scholarship – Resources & Circularity 2020 (Fully Funded...

Application Deadline: 18:00 (BST), 10 August 2020 As a longstanding partner of One Young World, DSM is proud to support DSM Brighter Living Scholarship – Resources & Circularity. The purpose is to create brighter lives for people today and generations to come. We connect our unique competencies in Life Sciences and Material Sciences to create solutions…

Germany plans to overhaul regulator after Wirecard scandal

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has announced plans to restructure financial services regulator Bafin after the body’s reputation took a blow in the scandal surrounding payment services company Wirecard. It was now the task of legislators to “review and improve the protective mechanisms,” Scholz told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper. Bafin must be given a…

Fight against Covid-19: Germany donates €300,000 to Nigerian Government

German Consul General Dr Stefan Traumann performing symbolic handover to Lagos Commissioner of Police Mr Hakeem Odumosu …reaffirms commitment to Nigeria By Vera Anyagafu Foreign Missions in Nigeria have continued to support the Nigerian government in various capacities in the fight towards eradicating COVID-19 in the country. The German government, through its Consulate General is…

bp Net Zero Scholarship for young changemakers (Fully Funded to attend...

Application Deadline: 24 June,2020 9:00pm BST The world’s carbon budget is finite and running out fast; at bp we know the world needs a rapid transition to net zero. We all want energy that is reliable and affordable, but that is no longer enough. It must also be cleaner. This will require nothing short of…

DSM: Brighter Living Scholarship 2020 for young Entrepreneurs (Fully Funded to...

Application Deadline: 18:00 (BST), 29 June 2020 As a longstanding partner of One Young World, DSM is proud to support the Brighter Living Scholarship. Our purpose is to create brighter lives for people today and generations to come. We connect our unique competencies in Life Sciences and Material Sciences to create solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance.…

Eva Pinthus obituary

My friend Eva Pinthus, who has died aged 95, was a theology teacher and lecturer whose speciality was providing pastoral care to university students. In the late 1950s she spent two years as deputy warden at Ashburne Hall, Manchester University, and from 1960 until 1968 she was warden of Cleminson Hall at Hull University, where…

One Young World Journalist of the Year Award 2020 (Fully Funded...

Application Deadline: April 30th 2020 The One Young World Journalist of the Year Award was created to recognise five of the most promising young journalists between the ages of 18 to 35 from around the world. The purpose of this award is to highlight the work of young journalists who are fearlessly and boldly inspiring others…

Asahi Growing Sustainably Scholarships 2020 for young emerging Leaders (Fully Funded...

Application Deadline: April 16th 2020 Beyond eliminating our own climate impact as part of our Asahi Carbon Zero campaign, we are also working with farmers to help them adapt and prepare for a changing climate. This includes through Campus Peroni in Italy, a centre of excellence promoting and spreading innovation and sustainability in agriculture, Biocycle…

2020 One Young World Political Leader of the Year Award (Completely...

Application Deadline: April 30th 2020 According to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, only 2% of parliamentarians globally are under the age of 30 and just 14% are under 40. The issue is exacerbated by policies in 73% of countries which restrict young people of voting age from running for office. Lack of representation raises the substantial risk…

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