All is set for the 6th edition of the Global Junior Challenge, an unique opportunity to reflect on 21st Century challenges for innovation in education, integration, sustainable development and the eradication of world poverty.
Promoted by Roma Capitale and organized by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale, this year the Global Junior Challenge will include a Special UNAOC Award promoting innovative uses of ict (information and communication technologies) for the integration of migrants and refugees.
The award winner will be announced during a high-level event in Rome, Italy, on October 19, 2012. The winners will be invited to attend the event as well as to participate at the 5th UNAOC Forum in Vienna, 26-27 February, 2013.
The competition is open to schools, associations, public and private institutions, cooperatives, universities, companies and individuals of any age and any country. Projects operative as of December 31, 2011 may apply for the “21st Century Education” and “Social Inclusion” areas. The 21st Century Education area includes projects subdivided into the following categories: up to 10 years old, up to 15 years old, up to 18 years old, up to 29 years old, “ICT for Sustainable Development in the Environment” in collaboration with Legambiente and “ICT for the Insertion of Youth in the Work World”. The Social Inclusion area includes projects competing in the “ICT for the Integration of Migrants and Refugees” category, organized in collaboration with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. The deadline for submission is August 7, 2012.
For more information: www.gjc.it