Kick-off workshop Global Challenge

Wageningen Youth Institute invites high school students throughout Europe to participate in the Global Challenge of the World Food Prize Foundation. To participate, students write a short report about a global challenge of their own interest.

Organised by Wageningen Youth Institute

Thu 23 September 2021 16:00 to 17:00

Venue Online

Kick-off workshop 23 September 2021

To prepare and support students in writing the Global Challenge report, we offer kick-off workshops by students of Wageningen University & research (WUR) on:

  • 23 September 2021, 4 - 5 pm CEST
  • 2 November 2021, 4 - 5 pm CET
  • 9 December 2021, 4 - 5 pm CET
  • 11 January 2022 , 4 - 5 pm CET

After registration you will receive the link to the online workshop.

The students will offer mini lectures and an explanation on how to write the Global Challenge report. After the workshops the WUR students will be available for questions and support up until the dates of the Youth Institutes.


  • Introduction to the Global Challenge and World Food Prize Foundation by Mirjam Troost
    Mirjam is coordinator of the Wageningen Youth Institute
  • Mini lecture on Biodiversity and Food by Evi Vet
    Evi is UN Youth Representative Biodiversity and Food for The Netherlands
  • Explanation of writing the Global Challenge by Marloes Ruiter and Dennis Vlegels
    Marloes and Dennis study at Wageningen University and participated in the Wageningen Youth Institute when they were still at high school

Wageningen Youth Institute

After handing in the Global Challenge report the high school students will interact in (online) round table sessions with fellow students and experts, such as World Food Prize laureates and University professors, at Wageningen Youth Institute on 17 March 2022.

At this event students will be selected to join the Global Youth Institute in October 2022 in Des Moines, US. At the expense of the Wageningen Youth Institute and the World Food Prize Foundation. So you can win a very inspiring trip!