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What is the World Merit Summit?

The World Merit summit is one of our most important annual events. It brings together 500 young leaders; World Merit community and youth activists from around the globe, each of whom is excited to connect, learn, share and work together to develop a strategy for significant impact framed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

It is a great opportunity for youth to shape your future priorities, to learn by doing, and to so build experience and skills that are crucial in any field or future career.

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Who can be there?

Anybody committed to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and wants to realise them as practical projects that benefit their own community and the wider world.
Anybody who is, or plans to be, engaged in a World Merit Council,
Anybody who is interested in learning more about World Merit and wants to be engaged in World Merit,
Anybody who sees themselves as future leaders and drivers of social change.
Anybody who wants to learn about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and wants to make an impact,

But not just anybody:

YOU!

Last year's stats,

Mohamed 6th Polytechnic University

20+

Countries

200+

Participants

20+

Speakers

It’s also an opportunity for you to...

- Connect to young leaders worldwide
- Meet inspirational professionals and business leaders
- Develop personal skills and capabilities
- Enjoy training from global experts
- Showcase and celebrate the impact you made
- Earn big rewards for your impact
- Find a leading experienced mentor for you and your team
- Better understand World Merit’s strategy
- Turn your ideas to actions and get supported all the way
- Get trained on the SDGs from UN experts
- Learn how to tackle the SDG you are passionate about
- Learn about World Merit councils: the concept and best practices
- Prepare and unveil your 2019 - 2020 Plan for impact
- Meet and exchange ideas with other Merit councils
- Learn how to measure and report impact

How to get there?

Plan A

Earn by Impact

Every council, team and individual who wants to lead in our movement can attend the summit for free. Make an impact on our Impact App prior to attendance (150+ people) and you will have all fees waived. You raise your flight costs and we take care of everything else.

Included:
Accommodation at the University in modern, comfortable bedrooms (check in the 4th check out 10th of August 2019)
All food during the time of the conference
Transportation in Morocco: including round trip from a touchpoint in Marrakesh to the venue
Gala dinner and Global village
A chance to win £200 voucher* for any upcoming Merit360 2019 program
Merit Welcoming package
Admission voucher to upcoming UN/World Merit events*
Rewards for delegates who created the most impact
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Plan B

£600

As we are eager to involve all, attendance at the summit is priced at cost alone, ensuring representation from as many as possible. We are thrilled to be able this summit at such a low cost, providing both value and accessibility.

Included:
Accommodation (check in the 4th check out 10th of August 2019)
All food during the time of the conference
Transportation in Morocco: round trip from a touchpoint in Marrakesh to the venue
Gala dinner and Global village
£200 voucher* for any upcoming Merit360 2019 program
Merit Welcoming package
Admission voucher to upcoming UN/World Merit events*
Apply for Plan B

* Vouchers and UN invitation only available to those who complete the week of World Merit Workshops with us in Morocco.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is it?

The Summit takes place in Morocco at the Mohamed 6th Polytechnic University near Marrakech on 4th to 10th August, 2019.

How much is it to attend the Summit?

The great news is that you can attend the Summit for free! This is by selecting Plan A “Earn by Impact”: you simply have to impact 100 people prior to attending, which you can log on the Impact App, found on www.worldmerit.org/impact. If you are unable to impact 100 people, you can choose to attend via Plan B which, at £600, is priced at cost.

Do we need to create our impact again for Plan A "Earn by Impact”?

All Impact must have been made recently, from March onwards. If you created Impact for the postponed March Summit, you may use this towards your total.

Is food provided?

Yes, all meals are provided, from evening meal on 4th August to breakfast on 10th August.

Is accommodation shared?

No, each delegate will stay in their own single room, complete with an en-suite bathroom.

Do I have to pay for accommodation?

No, accomodation is provided for 6 nights from the night of the 4th August with check out on the 10th August.

Are the dates for the Summit fixed?

The World Merit Summit is going ahead! We are all prepared to host you in Morocco and very much looking forward to coming together to change the world - see you there!

Why are new members offered the same opportunities as people who have been members for years?

Because we believe in being rewarded for Merit - whether new or old! Although we embrace our new members and hope to grow our global community, we have always showed our love and appreciation for our committed members - whether this is asking them to speak at our Summit, showcasing them on our website and Facebook page or promoting them to new and exciting positions! In time, even the newest member may find themselves rewarded and showcased, as many of our old and committed members have been. And through our Impact App, all members can log the impact they are creating and subsequently access the same opportunities as other people of equal Merit in order to challenge themselves and develop their skills!

Why are those who sacrifice so much for WM offered the same opportunities as new members?

Although we embrace our new members and hope to grow our global community, we have always showed our love and appreciation for our committed members - whether this is asking them to speak at our Summit, showcasing them on our website and facebook page or promoting them to new and exciting positions! In time, even the newest member may find themselves rewarded and showcased, as many of our old and committed members have been.

Shouldn’t inviting be through the Council President?, then Local Merit Council?

Naturally, all Councils are encouraged to attend the Summit, and this is supported by Council Presidents. However, to ensure that all people of Merit are invited and feel welcome to join us at the Summit, we have spread the word far and wide and hope to host delegates from every corner of the world. Additionally, those delegates who are not part of a Council will be encouraged to start one one their return home from the Summit, ensuring the growth and expansion of World Merit globally.

Do I have to provide my own transport to Marrakech, Morocco?

Yes, you will need to arrange your own flights or transport to Marrakech in Morocco.

Do I have to provide my own transport to the Summit venue from Marrakech?

No. We will communicate a meeting point in Marrakech centre with all accepted delegates. From here, you will be provided with transport to the Mohamed 6th Polytechnic University campus on the evening of 4th August, with a return journey provided on 10th August back to the centre of Marrakech.

Do you provide airport transfers?

No. All delegates will be asked to make their way from the airport to a meeting point in central Marrakech in time for the transfer to the Summit venue on the evening of the 4th August. We will communicate this time and meeting point in Marrakech centre with all accepted delegates in due course.

Who do I tell what time I arrive?

You are not required to give us your arrival time, but we ask that you please prepare to be in central Marrakech in time for the transfer to the Summit venue on the evening of the 4th August. We will communicate this time and meeting point in Marrakech centre with all accepted delegates in due course.

Will someone be there to pick me up?

No, you must make you way to Marrakech independently. We ask that you please prepare to be in central Marrakech in time for the transfer to the Summit venue on the evening of the 4th August. We will communicate this time and meeting point in Marrakech centre with all accepted delegates in due course.

Will I have a local Moroccan number to call if no one shows up?

Absolutely; you will have access to a local Moroccan number should you need to communicate urgently with the Summit team once in Morocco, or if any difficulties arise. This will be communicated to all delegates in due course.

If the summit is from 4th-10th, do we need to arrive on the 3rd and leave on the 11th?

You will need to be in Marrakech centre by mid-afternoon on 4th August in order to make the early evening transfer we will provide to the Summit venue, which means you can arrive in Morocco on the 4th August if your transport gets you there in time. The Summit will close on the morning of the 10th August, so you are able to depart from Morocco on that same day if required.

Do we have accommodation on the night of the 3rd?

No. Accomodation is provided from and including the night of 4th August, up to and including the night of 9th August, with check out on 10th August.

How do I know if I need a visa?

At the bottom of this page is a list of countries in green text: moroccanconsulate.org.uk. If the country of your passport does not appear on this list, you will need a visa to enter Morocco.

How do I apply for a Moroccan visa?

You will need to contact the Moroccan Embassy in your country to apply through them.

Do I need a new visa letter if I have had one issued before?

Yes, all delegates needing visas will require a new and up to date visa letter to reflect the details of the August World Merit Summit.

If my visa is "single entry" but I didn't enter in March, can I still use it?

Each visa should have a clear expiry date. If you are uncertain if your visa is valid, please contact the embassy that issued the visa.

In terms of terrorism risk, how safe is Morocco currently?

It is always wise to be vigilant when in a foreign country, but more specific information on terrorism in Morocco from the British Government can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco/terrorism. Additionally, information on https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco/safety-and-security you will find further information on safety and security in Morocco.

ho do I contact about an idea of a slot in the agenda? (speaking, etc)

If you have any ideas for ways to contribute to the Summit, we’d love to hear them! Please contact us at summit@worldmerit.org.

How can we see the agenda?

Our agenda highlights are being featured on our social media pages over the coming weeks - keep your eyes peeled for these features on our facebook and instagram accounts! The full agenda will be sent to all attendees in the delegates handbook on 1st June. Check your inbox!


Will we hear from successful Councils about how they grew and became strong?

Absolutely! This will be a key feature of the Summit. We hope to encourage current Council members and inspire new Council members!

How long does it take to receive a response from summit@worldmerit.org?

We endeavour to answer all emails to the Summit email account within 48 business hours. However, we do receive a high number of emails as we draw near to the Summit, so please do be patient - we are coming to you!

Who should we contact for questions about Summit, HQ or Morocco?

Please send all Summit queries to summit@worldmerit.org.

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Morocco the Kingdom, the Movement

The kingdom of Morocco has always been and will always represent a gateway to the world. With roots deepened in Africa and an outlook towards Europe, Morocco is the country of diversity and coexistence by essence and definition.

More than 3000 years of Heritage has shaped Morocco into a fertile hub of exchange and learning. The succession of many cultures that has both dwelled and ruled Morocco made it a country of adaptation and innovation. In 2018 our country strives to again serve as the crossroad of excellence and international learning.

Dear Attendees, we welcome you warmly to the land of diversity, heritage and innovation.

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