Our Vision

The Youth Forum Switzerland (YFS) 2018 will be an event based on the principles and spirit of the Open Forum Davos and will play host to approximately 400 students from international and Swiss schools, representing more than 70 countries from around the world. The event will focus on giving youth a voice on global issues that will affect future generations.

The inaugural YFS, in conjunction with the International School of Zug and Luzern, will bring students together with members of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers and Young Global Leader network, international experts and regional leaders to participate in a series of panel discussions, talks and interactive workshops that addresses our annual theme.

Our aim is to provide an environment where all Youth Forum Switzerland participants will be able to:


Explore new and complex ideas with an open and reflective mind.


Connecting students with leading thinkers to advance innovative solutions for pressing global issues.


Inspire future global leaders to take action and become change makers.

Photos from student trip to Open Forum Davos 2017