2017/2018 Competition

Have you heard about the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals? This competition invites you to discover them by working on Goal n° 4 which focuses on education.
Why school?

In 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by the 193 United Nations member states, including Switzerland, to address global issues together.
The 17 universal goals, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that make up this agenda propose concrete solutions for a sustainable development by 2030. One of the goals, SDG 4, is to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.

  • What are the obstacles to education here and elsewhere?
  • How is it possible to provide quality education, which respects the diversity, needs and abilities of each student?
  • How does education help reduce poverty, wars, and improve living conditions for all?
  • What skills can be developed at school for a sustainable future? 
  • What would the ideal school look like in 2030?

The Eduki competition invites participants to reflect on these issues by working on an artwork or media production or an idea for a concrete action which raises awareness on the importance of education amongst the community. Being aware of the Sustainable Development Goals, will allow participants in turn to share what they have learnt with other people. Thus, they will participate in their own way towards a better understanding of the global challenges which citizens can have a part in solving.

How to participate
  • 1

    Choose a category

    Artwork add remove
    Media production add remove
    Concrete action add remove
  • 2
    Prepare with the help of Eduki
    • Read the information file (explanations, examples, resources)
    • Book a tour of an international organization, a guided tour with Eduki or a presentation in class: concours@eduki.ch or 022 919 42 09.
    • Call an expert on the theme of the competition to advise you on the work you wish to carry out: concours@eduki.ch or 022 919 42 09.
  • 3
    Send in your project before February 28, 2018
    • A panel of experts will select the best projects from all three levels.
    • Many great prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category (concrete action, artwork or media production) and for each level (primary and secondary I and II).
  • 4
    Attend the awards ceremony on April 20, 2018
    • Attractive prizes will be awarded to laureates at a ceremony held in the symbolic Palais des Nations, the United Nations Office in Geneva. Many personalities from International Geneva will be present as well as the competition partners.
    • Young people will be invited to participate in this event by presenting their projects to the public.
    • To celebrate Earth Day 2018, an exhibition of the competition projects will be held at the UN. 
  • 5
    Register for the competition

Goals of the competition

  • 1

    Analyze the factors that can prevent access to education here and elsewhere

  • 2

    Reflect on common initiatives for improvement here and elsewhere

  • 3

    Discover the interdependence of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and in particular their link with Education

  • 4

    Apply Education for sustainable development and Education for global citizenship