Online Thinkathon

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 NDG and funded by the European Union.
 This challenge is open to young adults between 18-30 from Canada and Europe


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Shape the society of tomorrow!

We want your input to shape our society and politics. Use this chance to influence regulations and form an inclusive digital future! During this online challenge, you will develop a project with driven young people from Canada and Europe to help build a modern and digitally inclusive society based on one of the following six topics or on a topic of your choice:

Citizenship 4.0
Social Relations
Smart and Fast Expanding Cities
Entertainment & Culture
Topic of your choice

We’ll make sure your voice is heard! The winners will be invited to a dedicated info session with policymakers in either Ottawa, Canada (for European participants) or Brussels, Belgium (for Canadian participants). During these sessions, the results of the overall project (Online and Onsite) will be presented by the Online challenge as well as last Thinkathon finalists who then have the chance not only to meet but also to discuss with Canadian and European policymakers about the importance of the results.
Take part now to make a difference in our future and win amazing prizes!
The Online Challenge is a 3-Step Challenge, so make sure you sign up before the 30th of April to be part of the Thinkathon Online Challenge! More information to be found on the tab 'The Challenge'!

 Take part in an exceptional experience!


 Build a network with like-minded people from Europe and Canada


Learn best practices for influencing policymakers


Witness how your work will influence politics

The Final 

The online final will happen on the 12th of June, 2020. The 5 best teams will pitch their solution to the jury that will select the 3 winning projects. The final will be live-streamed, meaning that it can be followed by all participants and also by the general public. The public will have the chance to vote on the presented ideas and select the team that will win the audience prize. 
All finalists also have the opportunity to win a trip to either Ottawa, Canada or Brussels, Belgium to present the results of the overall Thinkathon project to policymakers.

 Your prizes

  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd

Trip to the closing event in mid-November 2020 in either Ottawa (for European participants) or Brussels (for Canadian participants) for one finalist.


Prize money of €350 for each team member.


Prize money of €250 for each team member.


Prize money of €150 for each team member.

Prize money of €100 for each team member.

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.