UPSHIFT is social innovation programme for addressing the needs of youth and local communities connected with climate change and environmental protection. The programme is focused on five cycles, each concerned with one the four basic elements: Water, Air, Soil and Fire.

Through the programme high-school students pair in teams to design innovative solutions to tackle pressing challenges in the four target areas. In each cycle five winning teams are granted 2.000 EUR to implement their solution. 

The UPSHIFT program is implemented by the Association of Leaders for Education, Activism and Development (LEAD) within the project "Encouraging children and youth in North Macedonia to become drivers of change to reduce the vulnerability of communities to climate change" implemented by UNICEF with financial support from Sweden and the Fund for Innovation and Technological Development of North Macedonia.

More information about the programme can be found on the following link -

Project type
  • Other
Country of the coordinating institution
Republic of North Macedonia
Geographical focus
  • Republic of North Macedonia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General
June 2018 - August 2024

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