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What will your generation's legacy be?

Join Glasgow50

How will you shape your city's future?

Glasgow50 convenes a diverse group of leaders, aged 18-25, from across Glasgow to address the question: "What will the legacy of our generation be?" Because after all, you are the generation who will shape Glasgow ahead.

In 2040, Glasgow marks 50 years since becoming European Capital of Culture. This was an event that accelerated Glasgow's economic and social as well as cultural transformation and 2040 is when the city’s young people will become Glasgow's leaders.

Glasgow50 is part of Legacy; a global campaign by Common Purpose, which invests in young people across the world so they can become a connected generation of leaders with a clear vision for what their legacy will be. Click here to see other legacy programmes around the world.

By doing Glasgow50 you will:

  • Learn skills and tools to practice leadership in your own context including team building, problem solving and communications
  • Build connections with your peers and established leaders from across Glasgow
  • Earn a micro-credential
  • Have the opportunity to receive free personalized online coaching sessions from Know You More 

If you're a young leader aged 18-25 from Glasgow, apply for this free online programme here!

Michelle McGinty, Head of Corporate Policy and Governance, Glasgow City Council

"Glasgow City Council are delighted to support this Legacy Programme as we continue to address the city’s challenges and opportunities through the development of leadership and skills to ensure we drive inclusive economic growth in challenging times."

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Why take part?

Glasgow50 is your opportunity to come together as a generation and think through what your generation's legacy will be. As part of a highly diverse group of peers, you will tackle real social challenges facing Glasgow.

What happens on Glasgow50?

You'll join a group of c100 people in Glasgow to tackle a pressing challenge your city faces. This year's challenge is: How can we act together to transform Glasgow into a cleaner, greener place for all?

You'll come together online to investigate issues, collaborate, hold difficult conversations and work up ideas. You’ll test, refine and present them to leaders in Glasgow.

Glasgow50 is intergenerational, giving you the opportunity to work with around 30 established leaders from across Glasgow, who act as group advisors, speakers and immersion hosts. The established leaders benefit from seeing the world through your eyes – the next generation.




When? Dates TBC

Who can apply? Young leaders aged 18-25.

How much does it cost? Glasgow50 is free.

Application Process

The application process for Glasgow50 involves answering a question which reflects your passion for leadership and your city. The question can be answered by whichever means feels most comfortable to you, be it written, video submission, a piece of artwork, song or photograph – however you best feel you can express your desire to take responsibility for the legacy of Glasgow.

Dr Robert Partridge, Executive Director of Student and Academic Services, University of Glasgow

"There has never been a greater need for leadership, creativity, determination and hope, and for understanding and respect for one another. Our proposal is to develop an inspirational online programme, which catalyses bold thinking and encourages young people to hope and strive for a brighter future."

Volunteer for Glasgow50

We are looking for leaders from all backgrounds to contribute to Glasgow50 – sharing their insight and, in the process, seeing their city or country through the eyes of the next generation. We need speakers, panellists, mentors and immersion hosts. If you want to be a contributor, sign up below.