This international competition rewards the most innovative projects using modern ICT technologies for education and social inclusion.
It aims to encourage young people and their teachers to use new technologies; exchange experiences and emulates successful initiatives.
Eligible projects, which use new ICT technology for education and training, should still be in operation as of 31 December 2014, be addressed to young people up to 29 years of age and fall in one of the following categories:
- 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
- Projects promoting ICT for migrants and refugees integration.
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 can be submitted using the online form or downloading the word document from the website and sending it by e-mail, fax or post.
Deadline: 15 September 2015.
Find out more: http://www.gjc.it