CONCAUSA Social Innovation Competition 2019
  • Fully Funded

Do you have a project that is helping to overcome child poverty in its different manifestations?

If you think so and you are between 14 and 17 years old, they invite you to join “CONCAUSA,” an initiative of América Solidaria, ECLAC, and UNICEF with the support of the Caserta Foundation. CONCAUSA seeks to identify and disseminate proposals for social innovation that young people in America are carrying out in their communities. This initiative follows the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, a set of global objectives to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

They invite you to present what you are doing in your community or country to contribute to sustainable development and overcome child poverty!


  • A week of collaborative work and training for the selected projects in Santiago de Chile with expenses paid (airfare, transfers, food and lodging).
  • Publicity for their projects through the web platforms and events endorsed by our institutions.
  • Presentation in ECLAC to regional authorities.
  • Joining a solidarity action network committed to being present throughout the continent, with which they can coordinate actions of social transformation for a sustainable future.
  • Certificate granted by institutions that endorse their training and selection.
  • The opportunity to meet and share with other young people of the continent with similar interests to theirs. Learn about other projects and how to maintain them and contribute better to their communities.


Each project must be submitted by a team of three teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17 who are currently working on a cause related to one or more of the 17 SDGs. They must:

  • Have the support of a school or institution.
  • Have the support of a tutor.
  • Have men, women, and/or others on the team. Although it is not required, teams that have gender diversity will be rated favorably.
  • Projects must have executed at least one of their activities prior to applying.
Eligible Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean

Application Process

  • Form a team of 3 young people from 14 to 17 years old, at least one of whom speaks Spanish
  • Present a letter of formal support from an institution (school, youth organization, etc.), endorsing the participation of the team and designating a responsible adult as tutor and chaperone, who will accompany them to Santiago de Chile in case they are selected. Download the template of the letter from the official website.
  • The team must have the permission of their parents to travel for a week to Santiago de Chile.

Once you have all the above, you must create an account on this platform (you can log in with Facebook) and upload a video to YouTube presenting your proposal, maximum 180 seconds in length. The video link is added to the application form.

Application Deadline: May 22, 2019

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