The work of the Italian Commissioner’s Office for Expo 2020 Dubai with and for youth is committed to empowering young women and men and helping them work together to drive social innovation and change, participate fully in the development of their societies, and foster a culture of innovation.
The youth are not just beneficiaries of this work – they are essential actors in finding solutions to the issues faced by young people in the world today. Their energy and leadership have been demonstrated across the world, and they must be fully engaged in social development themselves and supported in this work by their societies.
The Italy-Expo 2020 Global Digital Challenges Programme aims at strengthening the collaboration between the Italian Commissioner’s Office for Expo 2020 Dubai, the Expo Organization and other participating countries to build capabilities of international students on global issues and to contribute to their engagement towards and during EXPO 2020 Dubai. The projects will raise awareness of young students on global challenges and build their capabilities to be actors of change as they share knowledge, connect with international youth networks and fora, and take collective action on sustainability, mobility, and opportunity resources.
In the context of the One Year to Go event on 1st October 2020, the Italian Commissioner’s Office for Expo 2020 Dubai is pleased to announce the opening of an international Call for students to participate in a digital challenge entitled Future Education (#FuturED). This educational challenge falls under the overall framework of UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative and it aims to encourage students from all over the world to reflect on sustainable and resilient solutions to school and education environments in the post-Covid-19 era. It pays particular attention to the topics of interest of the RewirED Global platform on Education, curated by Dubai Cares with the collaboration of Expo 2020 Dubai and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC).
All acting together to engage a global audience in the discussion and the effort to rewire education, the “futured” education!