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The clock is ticking… - 24/11/2009

Logo: creativity and innovation: European year 2009 ©EC

Contest challenges young people from Europe and beyond to find creative solutions to real-life problems. EU-sponsored contest challenges young people to think creatively.

Fighting climate change – encouraging social responsibility in business – sustainably solving hunger and poverty – the problem to be tackled remained a secret until the start of the European innovation and creativity camp.

Some 100 young people between 15 and 18 years of age took part in the 24-hour contest in Brussels. Most were from the EU but some came from as far afield as Israel, Russia and Mali.

The camp was organised by Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Europe in cooperation with the European commission. Part of the European year of creativity and innovation, it gave young people the chance to use their diverse backgrounds to find creative solutions to some of today’s long-term challenges.

The students were divided into multinational teams, six of which advanced to the two-hour final round in the commission press room on 25 November. Volunteers from the commission were on hand to assist and advise the teams.

The winning team was selected by a panel of representatives from multinational companies and leading commission officials.

Check the winning teams!

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