24-hour Thinkathon: Montreal/Brussels - Citizenship 4.0

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 -

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


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Shape the citizenship of tomorrow!

Technological advancements are constantly reshaping our understanding of the world. The concept of citizenship is shifting as our environment is becoming more and more digital. As an essential aspect of citizenship, active participation in society is also affected by the digitalization, which presents new opportunities and challenges.

Connect with driven young people from Europe and Canada and develop ideas for our future on the topic of “Citizenship 4.0”! Discuss how technological advancements are changing our understanding of citizenship and how we can use digitality to build an inclusive society with active citizenship! 



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 Montreal and Brussels!

  Learn best practices for influencing policymakers!


See how your work will influence politics!

Take part in the Thinkathon!

Take part in the Thinkathon in Montreal or Brussels on October 4-5, 2019
The 24-hour Thinkathon will simultaneously take place in Montreal and Brussels. For 24 hours you work closely with like-minded people from Montreal and Brussels as well as with motivated online participants, 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 travel costs 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!
Every on-site participant will receive a certificate of participation in recognition of their motivation and enthusiasm for the project.

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.