International school competition

EU-CONEXUS International School Competition THINK SMART, CREATE GREEN

EU-CONEXUS ‘European University for Smart Sustainable Development of Coastal Urban Areas’ covers the issue of smart sustainable development of coastal urban areas such as the Black Sea coastal area with related cities.

One of the main objectives and activities is to take into account the challenges faced by coastal urban areas in Europe and to inspire members of society to identify solutions that respect ecological principles in everyday life. The coastal cities in Romania are: Constanța, Mangalia, Năvodari, Sulina, Eforie and Techirghiol.

During this period, EU-CONEXUS organizes an international competition and invites students to become the creators of the future in which we all want to live. Present to your schoolmates, national and international, your ideas, dreams and aspirations about the future of the coastal city you choose. Form a team of 4 children and 1 teacher, follow the instructions for your age group.

Choose one of the two topics related to the group to inform society about the importance of sustainable coastal zone development:

1.Children aged 13-14 (born in 2007):

2. Children aged 14-15 (born in 2006)

All works must be original. If the music and images are not original, participants are required to have permission to use them. All papers must be in English. The videos can be in Romanian, but with English subtitles. The shortlisted teams will present their project in English to national and international jurors.

Selection criteria – the competition is open to all schools in the Bucharest-Ilfov area.

The quality of the work and compliance with the established rules, creativity and originality, the way in which the sustainable development of the environment was approached in the project, the ability to present the project in English (fluency and clarity) are evaluated.

The winning national team will receive a trip to an EU-CONEXUS city.

The winning international team will receive (in case of travel restrictions due to COVID-19 virus or any other case of force majeure, the international prize can be replaced with another of equivalent value): a trip to Brussels (Belgium) with a guided tour of the European Parliament .

Whether you are a winner or not, you will have the chance to live this fascinating experience and gain knowledge about the sustainable development of the Bucharest-Ilfov region, you will receive certificates of participation. You will receive sustainable gifts EU-CONEXUS and a lunch with the Rector of the Technical University of Constructions Bucharest.

Deadline for registration of teams: January 15, 2021

Deadline for submission of posters, videos, etc .: 101/03/2021 – extended deadline 15/03/2021

Announcement of the 10 best teams for each age group: 29/03/2021

Presentation of projects at the Technical University of Constructions Bucharest: 29/03/2021

Announcement of national winners (1 for each age group) by UTCB: 14/04/2021

Virtual presentation of projects to the international jury: 27/04/2021

Announcement of the international winner (1 for each age group) by the European University EU-CONEXUS: 27/04/2021 – data are subject to change for organizational reasons. Give yourself a chance for change: take a step today for a sustainable future!

Contact Technical University of Constructions Bucharest: Cristiana Croitoru

All contest rules are available at