Show that knowledge is for all


Telenor Youth Forum invites young people to compete.

How can mobile technology provide equal opportunities for all? The global Telenor Youth Forum is seeking an answer to this question. The company has announced its international program for young people aged 18 to 27 with clear-cut ideas on how education and unlimited access to information can change the world.

This year again, the Telenor Group and the Nobel Peace Center joined forces to organize their Youth Forum, a global platform for young people keen to transform the world they live in – and our digital future. This year’s event is centred around the use of mobile technology to improve knowledge sharing and access to information. The forum will bring together young people from 13 countries in Europe and Asia who will meet and share their views and experience with each other in Oslo between 8 and 11 December 2015 when they will also have an opportunity to attend Nobel Peace Prize events.

Telenor Youth Forum 2014

“Digital communication opens new opportunities in education, and it plays a key role in learning, acquiring new skills and accelerating development. Digital natives can have interesting insights and suggestions for education and knowledge sharing. For this reason, we are encouraging them to participate in the Youth Forum competition, share their ideas and initiate change to make the digital future an opportunity for all”, said István Kutas, Communications Director of Telenor.

Hungarian applicants need to submit an English-language essay of up to 300 words on the topic “Knowledge for All” by 20 September. This year’s ideal candidates are passionate young people aged 18 to 27 with a can-do attitude, fresh thinking and good reasoning skills. They need to speak good English and have exciting insights about the future of education and knowledge sharing.

Hungarian candidates have to present their ideas to the local jury in September. Based on their presentations, 4 candidates will be shortlisted for the international finals. The names of the two winners travelling to the Telenor Youth Forum in Oslo will be announced in November.

Topics for the essays:

  1. For millions of children around the world the right to education remains inaccessible. How should we seek to leverage the opportunities brought by the internet and digital solutions to provide them with access to education?
  2. How can the internet help provide an opportunity for lifelong learning to as many people as possible?
  3. How does one-click access to information influence the learning and education process?


Applicants can discuss these questions with each other and even the members of the Hungarian jury during a kick-off event of the Telenor Youth Forum.

Date: 9 September 2015, 5:30-8:00 pm

Venue: A Grund, H-1082 Budapest, Nagytemplom utca 30. (map)

Let’s talk about our digital future together!

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