In a time of profound transformations, catalysed by technological advancements and an amplified focus on sustainability, we stand at a crossroad. This period of change demands a new vision for urban landscapes, a fervent commitment to preserving biodiversity, and a shift in behaviours that foster sustainability.
In this context, we are thrilled to launch the YOUTH-FIT-FOR-55 CONTEST, an initiative that aims to harness the dynamic and creative spirit of Europe's youth, in alignment with the principles of the European Green Deal, our blueprint for a more inclusive and green society.
Thus, we invite young minds across Europe to propose sustainable and viable initiatives ready for implementation. These initiatives should help European citizens to lead a greener, more sustainable and zero carbon way of life.
The following spheres of influence below can give your inspiration to see if your project fits our call.
Note! These spheres are not exhaustive. We welcome IDEAS that transcend these categories.
We welcome submissions from youth who are keen to be changemakers, ready to bridge ideas and actions for a brighter, sustainable future.
This contest is organised within the Youth-fit-for-55 ERASMUS+ project, implemented by Asociatia IDEI in partnership with Research Factory, TDM 2000 International, The European e-Learning Institute, Momentum Consulting and Le LABA. The project aims to engage young people across Europe in the green transition and to inspire them to contribute meaningfully to a sustainable future. Our journey is anchored in the European Green Deal's "Fit for 55" package, an ambitious roadmap which reveals the collective effort needed to reach our objective of 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Given the high stakes of the green transition, "fit for 55" is more than just a rationale for supporting or complementary endeavours. It is an invitation to act, which this project is taking on, addressing the area of youth participation and cooperation.
The objective of this contest is meant to identify ideas/projects/initiatives in Europe led by young people and support them to increase the potential impact on the community of the social innovation ideas that incorporate green practices. The prize that we put forward will also motivate other young people to become drivers of change.
Start and closing dates
The competition shall open for entries at the time and on the date specified (15th of November 2023) on our website and/or social media channels, and similarly, shall close to entries at the time and on the date specified on our website and social media channels (12th of January 2024).
Any entries received before the opening or after the closing of the contest will be invalid and will not be entered into the competition.
Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of all of these terms and conditions.
Competition entries shall be judged or winners selected on the basis of those criteria specified on our website and/or social media channels in relation to the competition.
If a contest entrant does not meet the eligibility requirements or is subject to any entry restrictions, that entrant shall not be entitled to be adjudged a winner, and will not be entitled to a prize in any circumstances.
The contest and these terms and conditions are steered by a committee of the “Youth fit for 55” project composed by a representative of each organisation. See on the website the list of organisations and representatives: https://youthfitfor55.eu/partners/
Prize 1 - An action camera, GoPro 12
Prize 2 - Interrail pass (7 days within 1 month: https://www.interrail.eu/en/interrail-passes/global-pass
Prize 3 - One-year subscription to a digital library and/or magazine on the topic of sustainability of your choice
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