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European Union Announces Winners of the EU Social DigiThon Competition

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The first EU Social DigiThon Competition 2021 in Indonesia, a partnership between the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Indonesia and the Indonesian Internet of Things Association (ASIOTI), has announced four winners of the competition on last Friday, March 5, 2021. The winners, according to their ranks are DukaEuy team with the “Anti-Violence Bracelet”, UntukIbu team with the “Journal for Pregnant Women”, Yudhis Thiro Kabul Yunior with the “DITRON Smart Chair” and Solutioner team with the “E-learning for People with Disabilities”.

Highlighted the theme “Youth Action for Change”, had looked for three winning proposals, but ended with selected four. The reason for this is due to high quality proposals received, with two teams’ concepts ranking in third place equally. The four winners were chosen out of 196 proposals submitted in a contest that asked for responses to challenges faced by women and girls, youth and children, and people with disabilities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“With this contest we aim to create links between digital information, technology, solutions to social and human rights issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said EU Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Vincent Piket. “Through the EU Social DigiThon Competition, we also wish to build links with Indonesian youth. We received a tremendous response with young people using their creativity and critical thinking for solving real-life issues in their own environment with self-made solutions,” added Ambassador Piket.

The panel of judges was composed of four persons, namely Andy Yentriyani, Commissioner of Komnas Perempuan; Fita Indah Maulani, Secretary General of ASIOTI; Saiti Gusrini, Program Manager Human Rights/Democracy at the EU Delegation to Indonesia; and Marco Bonetti, Political Officer at the EU Delegation to Indonesia. The criteria used by the judges were: socio-economic benefits, originality of the idea, the level of creativity, and the expected impacts.

Winners are entitled to seed grants to turning their ideas into reality. The first prize and second prize winners will receive a grant of IDR 50 million and IDR 30 million respectively.
The two teams that came in third position will each receive a grant of IDR 20 million. The four winners will also participate in a mentoring programme led by experts from the EU.

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