Show off your ideas, enthusiasm and people skills in a new series of innovative competitions to develop the social and co-operative solutions of the future!
British Council Cyprus, in collaboration with CARDET and YOUTHShare invites you to take part in the COOPAthons, hackathon-style competitions where people work in teams to develop exciting social business ideas, with a thematic focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (https://sdgs.un.org/goals). These intense, idea-generating virtual events are part of the COOPower project, which is all about encouraging young people to consider a career in the social economy sector. COOPower is co-funded by the European Union.
So be prepared to pitch and debate your best ideas and solutions across a range of exciting challenges, from climate change, gender equality, decent work to inclusive communities and responsible consumption. Each team’s business proposal will be judged by an expert panel, so get ready for lively and fast-paced COOPAthons in Cyprus!
How will I benefit by taking part in a COOPAthon?
We need your innovative ideas to address today’s global challenges, and the COOPAthons are a great opportunity to creatively work with other young people on finding the right solutions as well as the chance to bring something back for your own community. These events give you the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, meet people from the sector and get practical support on developing your idea into reality.