Grow the Future

A Network of Green Voices

Grow the Future - a network of green voices promotes the next generation of progressive voices by offering exceptional opportunities for international learning and dialogue on urgent policy challenges. It aims to create a network of promising young activists and professionals in Germany who are leading movements and initiatives to tackle the biggest challenges of our time—from fighting climate change, to protecting human rights and open societies, to ensuring a sustainable future for the next generation.

2022 Study Tour on Smart & Sustainable Mobility

From June 11 - 18, 2022, the 2022 cohort of promising young policy makers, professionals, and activists from different parts of Germany traveled to Toronto, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC. The delegation met with city administrators and policymakers, the start-up community, experts from academia and think tanks, as well as civil society organizations. The tour provided opportunities to share experiences and discuss shared challenges and strategies on greener and more just transportation systems.

2022 Cohort

2020 Tour and Cohort

In February 2020, the first cohort went on a one-week study tour to Miami and New Orleans to learn about the intersection of migration and the climate crisis, two of the biggest challenges facing the global community. Both cities are at the forefront of the climate crisis, and residents have been forced to move in response to storms and flooding, while also welcoming growing numbers of international migrants who are fleeing the effects of climate change in their own countries. The participants had the opportunity to meet with local activists, affected populations, city administrators and elected officials, as well as scholars and scientists. They shared each other's experiences, and discussed shared challenges and strategies for political engagement.