Edu challenge

DFC Edu challenge

During 2016 and 2017 Connecting, in the cooperation with Design for Change Serbia and Vega youth center organized two Edu Challenges, one in Impact Hub and one in Mixer house.

These events were a part of `Youth Can Make Change` project supported by the Erasmus+, a program of the European Union. The video presentations of these events are below.

video credits to Nikola Veljković 

Edu challenge

When I grow up…Edu challenge is an event dedicated to spreading ideas in the areas of education where the speakers share their experiences in short and inspirational 5-minute presentations.

Edu challenge gathers educators, parents, entrepreneurs, students and everyone who wants to improve the educational system. The event was inspired by a simple idea – to build a community of educational changes starters. Thus, EDU Challenge enables people to share knowledge and experience, explore and learn from each other to become better at what they do.

EDU Challenge is a two-hour event divided into four parts:

  1. Introduction. Throughout the first 40 minutes, the audience and speakers will have the opportunity to present themselves to each other and get to know each other through various creative activities.
  2. Lectures. (3 + 3)

Next are inspirational lectures. The host represents the selected theme of the event and announces each speaker. Speeches are short and inspiring (5 minutes). For each speech, there is a presentation with pictures (20 slides). The images on the presentation change by themselves and follow the story of the speaker. After the third lecture, there is a break for 10 minutes. After the break, the program continues with three more lectures, a total of 6. At the end of the session, there is time for talk, questions, answers, criticisms, disagreements, and the like.

  1. Connecting.

In the third part, the organizational team will facilitate the process of connecting and exchanging between the audience and the speaker.

  1. Fun.

The last part is, of course, reserved for socializing and drinks. The Edu Challenge gathers an average of up to 50 people in the audience, and it happens once a month. The fee for the audience is not foreseen. The ticket will be in the form of a grant and all the funds collected will be used for program development When I grow up …