Global Junior Challenge Award

next deadline: 2012-03-15
This international competition rewards the most innovative projects using modern ICT technologies in the field of youth education, training, solidarity and international cooperation of young people.
It aims to encourage young people and their teachers to use new technologies; exchange experiences and emulates successful initiatives.

Particpating projects:
– should be still in operation as of 31 December 2011.
– should use ICT technology for all fields of youth education, not only those addressed to schools.
– are not limited by geographical or size limitations: from websites created by middle school students to global projects employing cutting edge technology for online training.
– must be addressed to young people up 29 years and divided in the following categories: users up to 10 years old; users up to 15 years old; users up to 18 years old; users up to 29 years old.

Special Section:
Projects using ICT to train youth to obtain initial job placement
Projects promoting ICT for immigrants and refugees integration
Projects promoting ICT for environmental sustainability

Who can participate
The competition is open to participants all over the world:
• Public and private schools and universities
• Public and private institutions and organisations
• Associations, cooperatives and other non profit organisations
• Public and private companies
• Research centres
• Individual citizens of any age

There are three types of awards:
• The main Global Junior Challenge Award: addressed to all participants
• The President of the Italian Republic Award: awarded to the three best projects on ICT-based educational innovation presented by Italian schools.
• The GJC for finalist project 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.

How to apply:
The project could be presented using the online form or downloading the word document from the website and sent by e-mail, fax or post.

Deadline: 15 March 2012.



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