Students compete for a sustainable solution for peace, justice and effective institutions

ShARE-UP and Porto Business School are promoting the 1st edition of the Do Well Do Good Challenge, a marathon of ideas that challenges students from the University of Porto to find innovative solutions that answer real questions and contribute to sustainable development of the city. It is intended that the finalist projects can lead to the generation of prototypes that can be implemented.

The guiding light of this first edition is the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 16: “Peace, Justice and Effective Institutions”. Taking advantage of the construction of the Youth Strategy of Porto 4.0 as a case study, the competition seeks to reinforce youth participation in identifying solutions and reinforcing participation in the implementation of the strategy

Open to all U.Porto students, the Do Well Do Good Challenge has 26 teams and 96 participants in an online competition that ended today. The ideas presented to the jury – composed of elements from the Chamber of Porto, U. Porto, and the business sector – will be evaluated based on the potential impact, innovative nature and critical analysis.

In order to solve the case study, all teams have the support of mentors from the academic and business areas. During the challenge, participants also have complementary activities that include certified training in data analysis, innovation management, project management, or networking sessions with mentors and partners.

Do Well Do Good is a training program for students developed by ShARE-UP, the team from the University of Porto of the international ShARE network, and seeks to develop projects that help companies to grow while benefiting society.

The Youth Strategy of Porto 4.0 included contributions from young people and youth institutions in the city, in various ways, such as the rounds of the “Erasmus + Young Dialogue Cycle #YouthUpPorto” or the “Digital Youth Work” debate.

It should be recalled that, in February, Câmara do Porto joined the National Network of Youth-Friendly Municipalities, strengthening its commitment to evolve local youth policies.

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