APPLICATIONS OPEN: The Global Youth Safety In Urban Environment Competition 2021

Application Deadline: 19th August 2021

Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) has launched the Safe Urban Environments Program for Young People – their first-everYouth Safety in Urban Environments Competition! This global competition is open to young people globally, with a particular focus on Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam aged 15 – 20 years old. It will run from 3rd – 19th  August 2021.

The Safe Urban Environments Program (SUEP) is a brand-new initiative proudly led by Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation, in partnership with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, hosted by Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, with the support of Fondation Botnar.

The SUEP ultimately aims at achieving a two-fold impact: that the urban environment itself is safer for young people but also that young people themselves feel safer in their environments and urban contexts.


  • This global competition is open to all young people from the ages of 15 – 20 years who live in urban contexts (cities) and would like to get the word out there about how they experience safe and security (or the lack thereof) in their surroundings.


  • There are 18 awards totaling 2300 Swiss Francs.
  • There will be 15 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 12 finalists) for the video, photo, and drawing competition.
  • Three other awards will go to participants who propose the three best names for the program.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Global Youth Safety In Urban Environment Competition 2021

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