On the first of December, 2020, the global movement #GivingTuesday is celebrated, which aims to encourage and multiply the good actions of people. It commemorates how the World Day of Giving and Collaborating in social causes with food, money, volunteers, second-hand objects, etc...helping no matter how.
The concept of #GivingTuesday came from the NGO 92Y Street in New York, dedicated during more than 100 years in social work and the United Nations Foundation, which has contributed its experience in the strategy and dissemination of solidarity projects. In this sense, the collaboration agreement signed on July 1, 2020 between the Innomnium Civic Foundation and the Association for the United Nations in Spain is relevant.
The movement was created in 2012 in the United States as an alternative to previous days, known as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which are the starting point for Christmas shopping with the excuse of taking advantage of discounts and low prices.
The Innomnium Civic Foundation joins the movement in order to raise funds to finance the university scholarships of the winners of the "2020 ODS Youth Challenge" program, in its 1st edition in Terres de l’Ebre.
The "2020 ODS Youth Challenge" is a contest that will reward the best project resulting from academic research work in the scientific-technological and social-humanistic lines, in which teams of high school students from secondary schools in Terres de l'Ebre can be presented around the "Lo Crit del Delta" project. The objectives of this event are diverse: to increase the scientific and entrepreneurial vocation, to raise awareness of the environmental problems that thre aten the Delta de l'Ebre today, to identify solutions that respond to a challenge of the territory, to detect talent and promote it, and to promote social innovation linked to the United Nations SDGs.
The projects presented in the "2020 SDG Youth Challenge" program must contribute to improving the quality of life of people and caring for the environment in Terres de l'Ebre . The thematic areas of the event in question correspond to the areas of knowledge linked to the challenge "subsidence and regression of land due to sea level rise" of the project "Lo Crit del Delta":
1. Regression and subsidence
2. Biodiversity and pollution
3. Climate change, fishing and aquaculture
Of all the research papers presented, a winning work will emerge, which will receive an award as university scholarships for the first university year, by the members of the winning team.