24-hour Thinkathon: Ottawa/Athens - Education

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



Shape the education of tomorrow! 

Effective education is crucial for skills development and a smooth transition into employment as well as individual and social prosperity. Weaknesses can easily have an impact on our society in terms of social mobility and social gaps including the digital divide, urban and rural access to opportunities, and the exclusion of disadvantaged groups.
Technological advancements are resulting in rapid changes to the tools and content of modern education. It is essential to include digitalization in the education process while ensuring equal access and opportunities.
Connect with driven young people from Europe and Canada and develop ideas for our future on the topic of “Education"! Discuss how technological advancements are changing our understanding of education and how we can use digitality to build an effective education system that makes our society more inclusive!

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 Ottawa and Athens!


Learn best practices for influencing policymakers!


See how your work will influence politics!

Take part in the Thinkathon! 

Take part in the Thinkathon in Ottawa or Athens on September 25-26, 2020!
The 24-hour Thinkathon will simultaneously take place in Ottawa and Athens. For 24 hours you work closely with like-minded people from Ottawa and Athens; constantly exchanging your ideas, progress, and results with participants from your 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.