Global Junior Challenge

Registration is open until September 20 for the Global Junior Challenge, international competition, organised by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale, that promotes the most innovative projects that use new technology for educational solutions. A special award, dedicated to Linguist Tullio De Mauro, will be assigned to a successful school experience.


Registration is open until September 20 for the Global Junior Challenge, the contest that promotes the strategic role of new technology in the exchange of knowledge, intercultural cooperation, educational poverty and reducing the social divide. Promoted by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale, the 8 the edition of the GJC gathers and recognises projects from around the world that use ICT for educational and training solutions.


The GJC is open to schools and universities, public and private institutions, cooperatives and social associations, enterprise and private citizens. Admissible projects must be active as of December 31, 2016, and address young men and women up to age 29 in a range of categories (labour market integration, immigrants and refugees, environmental sustainability).


An international jury will select the projects and proclaim the winners. The final event, which will be held in Rome on October 25-27, 2017, will include a showcase area for finalist projects, conferences, workshops and activities for students and teachers. European student delegations from Latvia, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the UK will also participate. They are the digital ambassadors of Project Make Learn Share Europe, implemented as part of the European Erasmus+ Programme. The Awards Ceremony will be held on October 27 in the prestigious Giulio Cesare Hall of the Rome Campidoglio.


To continue the work of Tullio De Mauro (Torre Annunziata, 1932 - Rome, 2017) and promote the precious role of teachers that fight daily to promote inclusion and high-quality education, the Best Innovating Teacher Award started in 2015 will be dedicated to the linguist who headed the Fondazione Mondo Digitale for ten years. The award will be assigned to a best practice, described by a teacher or school administrator, that reveals how quality means democracy, a precious lesson left to us by Tullio De Mauro.


Over the course of seven editions, the GJC has created a database of 3500 projects, 600 success cases and has assigned over 100 awards.


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