Deadline: 31 July 2014
The Fondazione Mondo Digitale is accepting project entries from individuals around the world for the Global Junior Challenge 2014. It is an international competition that rewards the innovative use of technology for the education of 21st century and the social inclusion. The challenge rewards projects in all fields of youth education ranging from websites created by middle school students to global projects employing cutting edge technology for online training.
The GJC is a unique opportunity to reflect on the importance of the challenges posed by 21st century education and the role of technology in didactic innovation, social innovation, development and the reduction of world poverty.
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- Education for the 21st century
- 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
Types of Awards
- The main GJC Award to winning project selected from among all participants– Winners receive a bronze medal with the Etruscan wolf, the prestigious symbol of the foundation of the City of Rome.
- The President of the Italian Republic Award– The six best projects on ICT-based educational innovation presented by Italian schools will receive an award offered by the President of the Italian Republic
- The GJC Award for finalist projects from poor areas of the world– This award is reserved to finalist projects from the poorer areas of the world that employ ICT to promote the reduction of poverty and increase social inclusion.
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- The competition is open to individual citizens of any age.
- Participants can be-schools and universities, both public and private, worldwide; public and private institutions and organizations; associations, cooperatives and other non-profit organizations; public and private companies; research centers.
- 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 are eligible for the competition.
Note: Interested individuals who are not sure whether their project meets the criteria can contact via email. Application can be submitted via online application system or by downloading, completing and sending as an email or fax or via post.
For more information, please visit Global Junior Challenge.
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