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Global Junior Challenge: call for project deadline: July 31st 2017

The GJC is an international contest organised by Fondazione Mondo Digitale which rewards projects that make innovative use of information and communication technologies in the social inclusion area, education for life, training and intercultural cooperation.

The Global Junior Challenge takes place within the context of Italian Digital Agenda and Europe 2020. More precisely, the aim of the Global Junior Challenge is to encourage young generations and their teachers to use new technologies, exchange experiences and emulate successful initiatives. This is a massive chance to reflect and share experiences on the challenges posed by the 21st century education and the role of new technologies in the innovation of the teaching approach and in the process of social inclusion, development and poverty reduction. The GJC competition is open to all kind of associations, public and private institutions, cooperatives, schools, universities, companies and individuals of any age from all around the world: admissible projects must be active or finished, and address young men and women up to age 29, who use ICT for educational objectives.

Call for project 

The projects about Education for the 21st century are divided into different categories:

  • Up to 10 years old
  • Up to 15 years old
  • Up to 18 years old
  • Up to 29 years old

and three other categories:

  • Youth Access to Working World
  • Integration of Immigrants and Refugees
  • Environmental Sustainability

You can register your project via this online form.

Special Tullio De Mauro Award 

Morover, to continue the activities of Professor Emeritus Tullio De Mauro (Torre Annunziata, 1932 - Rome, 2017) and promote the precious role of teachers and administrators who work daily to bring inclusion and quality to their schools, this edition offers the opportunity to apply for “Best Innovating Teacher Award”.

Call for Juror 

An international jury will select the finalist projects and announce the winners 

The deadline for the calls is 31 July 2017

The date for the award ceremony is 27th October 2017 at the Capitol. 4 types of awards will be presented:

  • Rome bronze medals for winners in the various categories
  • Silver medals for most innovative projects by Italian schools
  • Technological device for Special “Tullio De Mauro” Award
  • Cash prize for project in developing country

For futher information

Fiammetta Castagnini: 

Tel: +39 06 42014109

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

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