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#oekoropa: Zeitplan© Goethe-Institut, Illustration: Tobias Schrank


Students between the ages of 16 and 19 and teachers from all EU member states are invited to participate with their innovative concept for a climate-neutral trip through Europe.

Jugendwettbewerb #oekoropa

Europe-wide youth competition on sustainable travel

27 April 2020 Announcement of the #oekoropa youth competition
31 July 2020 Deadline for the Rapid Developer Prize
01 October 2020 Deadline for submitting concepts
28 October 2020 Jury decides the ten winning concepts 
20 November 2020 Public announcement of the jury decision with winning teams in attendance, provisionally in Brussels
First part of the workshop on drawing up an action recommendation for the EU on sustainable travel (21-22 November 2020)
Spring/summer 2021 The ten winning teams begin their circular tours from their hometown to Berlin, Lisbon and Ljubljana.
Autumn 2021 Deadline for submitting travel documentation and presentations
Winter 2021 Announcement of the Grand Prize winning team
Probable second part of the workshop on drawing up a joint action recommendation for the EU Parliament



#oekoropa: General conditions of participation ©Tobias Schrank

General conditions of participation

Each team consists of 3 to 4 pupils aged between 16 and 19 years.


#oekoropa: Anmeldeformular © Goethe-Institut, Illustration: Tobias Schenk

Registration form

The concepts, written in German, must be submitted with a registration form and signed Conditions of Participation. The deadline is 1 October 2020.

Wegweiser mit Globus und zwei EU-Koffer © Goethe-Institut, Illustration: Tobias Schrank

The Concept

Each concept consists of two parts: the circular tour and an accompanying public relations strategy. 

Lolli © Goethe-Institut, Illustration: Tobias Schrank


In addition to unforgettable experiences, attractive prizes await you when you take part in the #oekoropa youth competition.

#oekoropa: Jury © Goethe-Institut, Illustration: Tobias Schrank


A jury of experts will decide the winners of the Sustainability Prize in October 2020.

#oekoropa is a project by the Goethe-Institut, supported with special funds from the Federal Foreign Office for the German EU Council Presidency 2020.