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The 2020 Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition Launched

We are happy to announce the launch of the 2020 Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition. This is our global call to reach disruptive changemakers across industries and sectors that are excited to address problems, to deliver real change, and take steps towards sustainable development in and after a time of crisis.

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The Entrepreneurship Campus and the organizers of the 2020 CEC invite people from the age of 13 and above, who are involved with or want to take an innovative approach towards solutions that fuel on social entrepreneurship and champion the 17 SDGs, to join our global challenge. Individuals, startups, entrepreneurs, from all over the world who have a groundbreaking idea or a ready-to-implement solution are welcomed to be part of this challenge. You don’t need to have a business plan, an initial idea is enough to get started in the path of social entrepreneurship. If you are between 13 and 29 years old, please submit your idea and/or project in the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship category. If you are 30+ you can submit your idea and/or project to the Adult Citizen Entrepreneurship category. You can submit an entry until 30 September, while the voting starts on 6 July. Hence, the sooner you join, the more time you’ll have to improve and promote your entry. By joining the 2020 CEC you will have the opportunity to be part of a large global online community of creative and motivating people, unique networking of interactions. You can share your ideas and projects with an audience of like-minded people that are here not to say who has the best idea, but to help turn every idea into a better solution. You can take advantage of learning from our entrepreneurial training and from the experience of our community members. Join the Campus as an individual or a team, stay connected, get knowledge and expertise support and cultivate the skills for an entrepreneurial mindset, communication, collaboration, opportunity recognition, team building, and future orientation. The Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition promotes quality lifelong learning in the frame of the Education 2030 Framework for Action through its online learning courses. The Brains versus Capital and the Sustainable Entrepreneurship courses are free for anyone that needs access to entrepreneurial education. You can share what you learn with other people in remote and disadvantaged areas. If you don’t have an idea yet, but you want to help with the economic recovery of your community, you can take the courses even if you’re not ready for the CEC challenge. Afterwards, you’ll be ready to join our competition in the respective category. Getting through a time of crisis that affected the entire world, yet at different local contexts, calls for everyone to be able to contribute and build a more collaborative economy. The COVID-19 is a turning point in human history and at the same time, it can be your clear window of opportunity to get involved in creating a more inclusive and sustainable society. We are looking forward to your great ideas and projects - please submit yours or forward this article to someone that can!


Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, UNESCO, Education2030, Sustainable Goals, Citizen Entrepreneurship