Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Global Junior Challenge

The Global Junior Challenge is the international competition that rewards the innovative use of technology for the education of 21st century and the social inclusion.

Who can participate?
The competition is open to everyone:
  • Schools and universities, both public and private, worldwide
  • Public and private institutions and organisations
  • Associations, cooperatives and other non profit organisations
  • Public and private companies
  • Research Centres
  • Individual citizens of any age

Types of projects
All projects that were still in operation as of December 31, 2013 and addressed to youth up to 29 years of age and which use new ICT technology for education and training. There are two main areas for the projects:

Education for the 21st century:
  • Projects for users up to 10 years old
  • Projects for users up to 15 years old
  • Projects for users up to 18 years old
  • Projects for users up to 29 years old
  • Projects promoting ICT for environmental sustainability in collaboration with Legambiente
  • Projects using ICT to train youth to obtain initial job placement

Social Inclusion Area:
  • Projects promoting ICT for migrants and refugees integration

The Global Junior Challenge rewards projects in all fields of youth education, not only those addressed at schools. There is no geographical or size limitation as the Challenge welcomes everyone: from websites created by middle school students to global projects employing cutting edge technology for online training.

The deadline for submission is July 31, 2014.

For more information and application please visit the Global Junior Challenge page.

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