WHAT IS THE COMPETITION ABOUT?
Every two year, the Eduki Foundation organises a competition on international cooperation for youngsters in Switzerland, aged 4 to 19. This competition aims to sensibilise pupils and teachers to the 2030 Agenda, adopted by the UN in 2015, which includes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aiming to promote global development, and the wellbeing and protection of the environment.
In 2021/2022, more than 1000 students from 12 cantons took part, with 119 projects including art and media productions or concrete action projects.
What do the teachers say? “I loved seeing the commitment of my students, who find it very difficult to get down to work.” "This competition stimulates students' creativity through a concrete objective". "An unforgettable memory for the students!"
Get inspired and get an idea of the experience by reading the 2021/2022 Competition Report, watching the "making-of" video produced by young people at the Espace Entreprise in Geneva or browsing through projects from previous years.
THEME OF THE COMPETITION
Halfway through the 2030 Agenda, it is crucial to seek the opinion of young people. Their ideas and perspectives are essential to tackling the remaining challenges to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and shaping the future we all want. The Eduki competition is a catalyst for young people's democratic participation, enabling them to express their ideas and creativity and present innovative projects that address the pressing global issues of our time.
In 2022, Switzerland submitted its report on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda to the UN. The result of a process involving civil society and public authorities, the Confederation has identified a number of areas in which everyone can act level to achieve several of the SDGs:
- Sustainable consumption and production - SDG 2, 8 & 12
- Climate, energy and biodiversity - SDG 6, 7, 11, 13 & 15
- Equal opportunities and social cohesion - SDG 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 & 16
The Eduki Competition invites schools in Switzerland to think about one of these three areas and to send in their messages or projects proposing solutions at their level. In order to better understand the interconnectedness of the SDGs, participants must address at least two of the at least two of the relevant SDGs in their ideas.
The competition is open to all primary, secondary I and secondary II students, either individually, in groups, by class or by school in Switzerland. Participants in the Competition must submit an artistic work, a media production or come up with a concrete action that can be implemented locally. The projects will be rewarded at the awards ceremony to be held on 15 May 2024 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Give your pupils an exceptional opportunity to discover one of the key centres of world governance!
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- Eduki-Competition Poster | A3 (29,7 x 42 cm)
- Eduki-Competition Flyer | A5 (14,8 x 21 cm) – recto-verso
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The Eduki Foundation website will be regularly updated, and you can register directly on our website. Receive information directly to your email address thanks to the Competition Newsletter:
The Eduki 2023/2024 Competition would not be possible without the invaluable support of our partners and sponsors, to whom we extend our warmest thanks.
Our thanks also go to a Geneva foundation for its decisive support.
FRANÇOISE DEMOLE AWARD
The Françoise Demole Award support the realization and promote the initiatives of young people in Switzerland linked to the International Geneva and in the Sustainable development domain.
The submission of projects linked to the Françoise Demole Award is carried out within the framework of the competition and is open to secondary II students registered in the concrete action category. Support of up to CHF 10,000 will be awarded to an exemplary project.