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Launch of the 2015 UNECE Ideas for Change Award competition

21 January 2015
The 2015 UNECE Ideas for Change Award competition, which is open as of 21 January 2015.

2015 is the year of Sustainable Development and it’s time to take action for people and the planet.
On 14 April 2015, we will hold the 1st ever Start-ups event at the UN in Geneva. The event will show-case how innovative entrepreneurial talent can contribute to meeting today’s social and environmental challenges through new groundbreaking ideas that can become successful businesses.

The competition is open to young companies and to teams of entrepreneurs, researchers and students from the UNECE region. The deadline for entering is 28 February 2015. Finalists will be invited to present their projects to a jury and to the participants in the 2015 UNECE session, a high-level inter-governmental conference, where our member States will commit to actions to advance the sustainable development agenda in the region in the years to come. Winners will be honored at an award ceremony during the session.

You can find the call for ideas and all necessary information on our website at: http://www.unece.org/ideas4change/

The EPSA 2015 winners are…

Supra-local and local award: Every Child Safe Forever – The Development of Relentless Family Case Management and the End of Parole and Other Court Orders, submitted by the Youth Protection Amsterdam Region (NL)
European, national and regional award: BQ-Portal – The Information Portal for Foreign Professional Qualifications, submitted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (DE)
Cross-cutting award: Urban Environment and Health, submitted by the Barcelona Provincial Council (ES)
Read more about the EPSA 2015 final event and award ceremony

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