2014 Global Junior Challenge for best use of Technology in Education and Social Inclusion.

Submission Deadline: July 31st, 2014

The Global Junior Challenge is the international competition that rewards the innovative use of technology for the education of 21st century and the social inclusion. Promoted by the Municipality of Rome the GJC is hosted every two years by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale under the High Patronage of the Italian Presidency and the sponsorshipof the Italian Foreign Affairs Minister.

The GJC is a unique opportunity to reflect on the importance of the challenges posed by 21st century education and the role of technology in didactic innovation, social innnovation, development and the reduction of world poverty.

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


What type of project?

All projects that were still in operation as of December 31, 2013 and addressed to youth up to 29 years of age and which use new ICT technology for education and training. There are two main areas for the projects:
Education for the 21st century:
  • 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 sustainabilityin collaboration with Legambiente
  • Projects using ICT to train youth to obtain initial job placement


Social Inclusion Area:

  • Projects promoting ICT for migrants and refugees integration

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.


The Global Junior Challenge assigns three types of awards:

  • The main GJC Award to winning project selected from among all participants

Winners receive a bronze medal with the Etruscan wolf, the prestigious symbol of the foundation of the City of Rome.

  • The President of the Italian Republic Award

The six best projects on ICT-based educational innovation presented by Italian schools will receive an award offered by the President of the Italian Republic

  •   The GJC Award for finalist projects from poor areas of the world

This award is 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 present a project?

Directly via the online form or by downloading the word document, completing it and sending it to:
[email protected]
or faxing it to: +39-06-42000442or posting it to:

Fondazione Mondo Digitale
Via del Quadraro, 102
00174 – Roma – Italy


Submit an application for the global Junior Challenge

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2014 Global Junior Challenge


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