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The sixth edition of the Global Junior Challenge

The Global Junior Challenge is the international competition that rewards the innovative use of technology for the education of 21st century and the social inclusion. Promoted by the Municipality of Rome the GJC is hosted every two years by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale under the High Patronage of the Italian Presidency and the sponsorship of the Italian Foreign Affairs Minister.

The GJC is a unique opportunity to reflect on the importance of the challenges posed by 21st century education and the role of technology in didactic innovation, social innnovation, development and the reduction of world poverty.

This year there will also be other special categories, a novelty for the 2012 edition: “ICT for the integration of migrants and refugees” in collaboration with the United Nations Alliance Civilization (UNAOC), “ICT for sustainable environmental development” in partnership with Legambiente.

Watch the video of the sixth edition of the Global Junior Challenge:
short version and full version.

Awards Ceremony

The prestigious awards will be presented in the Giulius Ceaser Hall of the Campidoglio, Rome’s City Hall.

Six medals

This is the Special President of the Republic Prize that is reserved for the most innovative projects presented by Italian schools.

I-Prof Award

Sponsored by Intel Italia for the teacher that has planned and realized the most innovative idea.

Small Fund Award

The award is for the most innovative projects that come from developing countries.


The winner of the category "ICT for integration of migrants and refugees" will attend the UNAOC Forum in Vienna.