Deadline: 31 July 2014
Open to: public and private institutions and organisations, individual citizens of any age, etc.
Awards: GJC Award for poor areas; statue of the Etruscan wolf with Romulus and Remus; President of the Italian Republic Award
The Global Junior Challenge is an international competition rewarding the most innovative projects employing cutting-edge ICT technologies in the field of youth education and training. The competition, promoted by the City of Rome and organized by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale, is held every two years. The Global Junior Challenge takes place within the context of the e-learning programme launched by the European Commission at Lisbon to guarantee awareness of digital culture among teachers and students in schools. More precisely, the aim of the Global Junior Challenge is to encourage young generations and their teachers to use of the new technologies, exchange experiences and emulate successful initiatives.
The Global Junior Challenge is a unique opportunity for teachers and students to reflect on the significance of digital literacy, whilst exposing them with to the vast range of high quality solutions proposed by other youth from around the world.
All eligible projects must fall in one of these categories:
- Projects for users up to 10, 15, 18, or 29 years old;
- Projects promoting ICT for environmental sustainability in collaboration with Legambiente;
- Projects using ICT to train youth to obtain initial job placement;
- Projects promoting ICT for migrants and refugees integration in collaboration with UNAOC.
The competition is open to everyone:
- Individual citizens of any age;
- Public and private companies;
- Schools and universities, both public and private, worldwide;
- Public and private institutions and organisations;
- Associations, cooperatives and other non profit organisations;
- Research Centres.
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 Global Junior Challenge assigns three types of awards:
- The main GJC Award. The winning project selected from among all participants receive a statue of the Etruscan wolf with Romulus and Remus, the prestigious symbol of the foundation of the City of Rome.
- The President of the Italian Republic Award. The three 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. Reserved to finalist projects from the poorer areas of the world that employ ICT to promote the reduction of poverty and increase social inclusion.
The deadline for submission is 31 July 2014.
The project can be submitted using the following online entry form.
For further information, please visit the official website.