24-hour Thinkathon: Halifax/Tallinn - Security

Do you want to shape our inclusive digital future by building on technical advancements? We’ll make sure your voice is heard! - This project is funded by the European Union -

Caution: Due to the current COVID pandemic this Thinkathon will be postponed or cancelled. Further information following soon.
This project is realized by the Goethe-InstitutThinkYoung and Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi NDG and funded by the European Union.
This challenge is open to young adults between 18-30 in Canada and Europe



Shape the security of tomorrow! 

Our fundamental rights in Europe and Canada create ‘an area of freedom, security and justice’.
However, these rights are not absolute and can be removed for security purposes under certain
circumstances. What is the relationship between liberty and security from a current
perspective? We have to rethink our understanding of security in the digital context
considering the current political climate characterized by radicalization, terrorism, cyber-attacks, and cross-border and cross-sector insecurity.
Connect with driven young people from Europe and Canada and develop ideas for our future on the topic of “Security”! Discuss how technological advancements are changing our understanding of security and how we can use digitality to build an inclusive society!
Your opinion matters! All outcomes will be shared with European and Canadian policymakers to make sure your voice is heard.

Take part in an exceptional experience! 


Spend 24 hours in an exciting and challenging 
international work atmosphere!


Build a network with like-minded people from Halifax and Tallinn!


Learn best practices for influencing policymakers!


See how your work will influence politics!

Take part in the Thinkathon! 

Take part in the Thinkathon in Halifax and Tallinn on May 29-30, 2020!
The 24-hour Thinkathon will simultaneously take place in Halifax and Tallinn. For 24 hours you work closely with like-minded people from Halifax and Tallinn, constantly exchanging your ideas, progress, and results with participants from both your city and the partner city.
Our objective is to make your opinion count while building bridges between governments to ensure a future with an inclusive digital society!
Sign up now and become part of a project that really matters!

 Your prizes

  • 1st
  • 2nd


Win a trip to Frankfurt!
One participant from each Thinkathon will be chosen to present the project at the final event in Frankfurt. We'll take care of the flight and accommodation.



Gain professional experience in a local company/organization or in a public institution!
You’ll have the opportunity to meet interesting, driven people, expand your network and develop your professional skills.


Receive a certificate of participation!
You’ll have the opportunity to meet interesting, driven people, expand your network and develop your professional skills.


Look forward to a wide range of giveaways! 

Funded by the European Union

This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Goethe-Institut and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.