Online Thinkathon Challenge #2

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 topics:

Climate Change
Gender Equality

Special mentor coaching will be available to all teams who make it into the second round and on top of that we offer a speaker series with speakers from Canada and Europe with an in depth knowledge in our topics, food for thoughts for our teams and all other interested participants. The speaker series will be open to the public and announced shortly on the website!

We’ll make sure your voice is heard! The winners will be invited to participate online during a dedicated info session with policymakers in either Ottawa, Canada or Brussels, Belgium. 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, sharpen your skills and win amazing prizes!
The Online Challenge is a 3-Step Challenge, so make sure you sign up before December 1st to be part of the Thinkathon Online Challenge! More information to be found on the tab 'The Challenge'!

The Final 

The online final will happen January 22nd, 2021. 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. 

 Your prizes

  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd

All participants that reached the 2nd round of the Challenge will receive a certificate of participation.


Prize money of €400 for each team member.


Prize money of €300 for each team member.


Prize money of €200 for each team member.

Prize money of €100 for each team member.

The Timline

Funded by the European Union

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