The competition is open to all secondary schools (students 12-18 years old) across the EU. It is an exciting opportunity to work with a partner school in another country on your project. Online Shopping covers a range of topics including online advertising, shopping safely online, choosing the best products, value for money and the benefits of EU and national regulations.
Last years' winning class visited the main EU institutions in Brussels where they met Neven Mimica, Member of the European Commission in charge of Consumer Policy.
Using interactive tools and forums on the Consumer Classroom website, teachers can create and share an intercultural experience of learning and engage their class with the chance of winning great prizes. First prize is a trip to Brussels for the project team to visit the European Capital and the main European Union Institutions. The second prize this year will be one item of their choice to equip the winners' class/school.
The Open Education Challenge, launched in partnership with the European Commission, is a new opportunity for entrepreneurs and innovators passionate about education to develop, strengthen and fund their start-up. This new European-wide initiative is part of the Opening up Education initiative and of Startup Europe, and is under the patronage of Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, member of the European Commission.
Applicants may be aspiring entrepreneurs or existing startups in the first stage of development. All projects are welcome; the only condition is that they must contribute to transforming education. Your proposal can address, for instance, one or more of the following:
- Learning contents
- Devices, tools and connectivity
- Learning assessment and analytics
- School management and organisation
- Learning communities.
We accept applications from all over the world. All selected startup teams must commit full time to the incubation process and will be required to have registered or register within the EU.
Twenty finalists will get a chance to go to Barcelona to pitch their idea in front of a European jury, chaired by Lord Puttnam. We will select the 10 most promising startups to join our Incubator:
- 12 weeks – 24x7.
- In successive European cities: Paris, London, Berlin and Helsinki.
- With the best European experts in education, technology and entrepreneurship.
- Seed funding of up to €20,000.
- Access to Our Open Education Investment Club from day one.
The inGenious competition recognizes creative and exceptional initiatives that raise students’ awareness of STEM studies and careers. Any teacher who works to introduce their pupils to innovative sectors, break down stereotypes, and address tomorrows challenges is encouraged to enter the competition.
The inGenious competition is open to school teachers from any of the EU states, Israel, and Turkey who have a passion for inspiring and leading students towards innovative careers in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths).
Teachers are asked to come up with and carry out a creative and engaging campaign to expose students to the opportunities of the STEM sector. This could include activities, role-plays, debates and discussions, school visits, industry collaborations, inspiring videos and much more. To enter the competition, teachers should submit a description of the activity along with a Flickr album and at least one YouTube video.
Campaigns carried out between September 2013 and January 2014 are eligible. The evaluation process to select the winners takes place in three steps:
- a language-based evaluation and public voting
- evaluation by a panel of education experts
- winner selection by a European Grand Jury
The 30 finalists will be invited to the Award Ceremony in Brussels and the winners will be invited to the Science Disseminators’ workshop.
Most importantly, the competition aims to share great ideas between like-minded teachers and ignite a passion for STEM subjects in schools across Europe.
Der Wettbewerb für das Jahr 2014 ist gestartet. Alle weiteren Informationen sind über die Website des PySV abrufbar
What is the future of learning? What could it look like? A new contest seeks to find the best pictures that show great ideas for the future of learning in Europe.
The European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL), in partnership with the UEF/Learning for Well-Being and InterRail, has launched a new contest called “Picture the Future of Learning.” Any resident or citizen of Europe can present their creative vision for the future of education in Europe by submitting a photo, image, or infographic in the contest. The ten best images will be exhibited at the European Parliament as part of the Lifelong Learning Week, which takes place 2-6 December 2013. The selected winners will also receive an Interrail Global Pass.
The contest has three categories:
- Learning environments: Learning takes place everyday, everywhere. Where and with whom would you like to learn?
- Learning diversity: The motto of Europe is “united in diversity”. How could we include different learners and take into account different ways of learning?
- Learning Europe: The EU is contributing to our future. How could we live, learn and shape Europe?
The contest is free to enter and the deadline is 10 November, 2013. You can also participate by voting for your favourite pictures among the submissions.
The winners of the MEDEA Awards 2012 were announced during the MEDEA Awards Ceremony which took place on 14 November 2012 as part of the Media & Learning Conference in the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training headquarters in Brussels. Speaking at the awards, Mathy Vanbuel, Chairperson of the MEDEA Awards Committee, highlighted the fact that both winners have a really strong narrative element which highlights the importance of storytelling for learning. Discover their names here.
French entry 'Quand la colère fait tomber les masques' by is the winner of the MEDEA Professional Production Award and the entry And the Oscar goes to ... is the winner of the MEDEA User-Generated Award, a collaboration between two classes from 5th Primary school of Alexandroupolis in Greece and Ecole Primaire de Rolampont in France. This announcement was made during the MEDEA Awards Ceremony which took place on 14 November 2012 as part of the Media & Learning Conference in the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training headquarters in Brussels.
Speaking at the awards, Mathy Vanbuel, Chairperson of the MEDEA Awards Committee, highlighted the fact that both winners have a really strong narrative element which highlights the importance of storytelling for learning. “Narration is increasingly used to capture interest in the learning context, it is a way to keep learners motivated, to encourage them to press forward and to take a real interest in what is going on through their concern for what is happening to the characters in the stories that we tell. Everyone loves a good story, and nowhere is this more evident than in the MEDEA Awards this year.”
This year the Special Prize for European Collaboration was awarded to Historiana - Your Portal to the Past by EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators, The Netherlands. The prize for Educational Media Encouraging Active Ageing, set up to coincide with the European Year of Active Aging and Solidarity between Generations was won by All that Jazz made by Fundación Universidad Carlos III, Spain.
Two additional prizes were awarded: the first, the Special Jury Prize was given to Flying Start made by the University of Leeds, UK. The second, winner of the audience favourite prize, was won by Schoolovision made by schools all over Europe. The other finalists who took part in the MEDEA Awards last night were: Il Girotondo del Tempo made by Hyperfilm srl, Italy; Moving Image Techniques by Christina dePian, Greece; and SignMedia by the University of Wolverhampton, UK.
This year the competition attracted 213 entries from 32 countries. In addition to the finalists, the Organising Committee also announced 15 entries that are Highly Commended.
Find out more about these winners, finalists as well as the 15 Highly Commended in the press release (PDF) and don't forget: the closing date for receipt of entries for MEDEA 2013 is 30 September 2013.
A key component of ITU Telecom World 2012 is the second edition of the Young InnovatorsCompetition aimed at talented youth aged 18-25. The theme for this year’s competition is “Youth Innovation for Development”. Submissions must be relevant to at least one of the following seven issue areas: Education, Youth Employment, Empowerment of Women, Human Rights, Healthcare, Environmental Sustainability, Transparency, and Cyber Security.
- Are you 18-25 years old?
- Do you have an innovative ICT-based concept or project?
- Are you in need of resources to take the next step?
- Are you a social entrepreneur?
If your answer is yes to these questions, this could be just the competition for you. Any solution using innovative ICT to support development, from concepts to mature projects can compete to win!
Applications are invited for two categories:
- Concepts: well-researched and documented ideas that have not yet beenimplemented; and
- Projects: on-going operations showing preliminary results (e.g. prototypes) and in need of support to scale their impact.
Submissions should be made in English via the event website http://world2012.itu.int/young-innovators-competition by July 1st 2012 at 24 hours GMT. Applicants will be able to enter and update more than one submission up to
three times in either category up to the deadline.
Finalists will be invited to join us at ITU Telecom World 2012 in Dubai, where they will receive up to CHF 10,000 in prize money and other prizes. More details about the prizes and Terms & Conditions are available on the competition home page.
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.
Deadline for submission is 31 july 2012.
Who can participate?
The competition is open to everyone:
- Schools and universities, both public and private, worldwide
- Public and private institutions and organisations
- Associations, cooperatives and other non profit organisations
- Public and private companies
- Research Centres
- Individual citizens of any age
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.
How to present a project?
Since the relaunch of the portal in May 2011, the number of members has increased to over 37.000, a new content management system has been introduced and users have published, shared and discussed opinions in blogs and communities. To celebrate the first anniversary of the new eLearningeuropa.info portal, we are launching a competition on 1 June.
The most active user of the portal between 1 and 30 June 2012 will be awarded a prize.
Our new Kudos points system will make the ranking of users according to their Kudos much more transparent. Log on to the portal, add content and gain points to increase your visibility on the portal. The user with the most points by the end of 30 June 2012 will win a Kindle e-reader.
If you're not yet a registered user, sign up to take part and contribute to the portal.