The Auschwitz Pledge Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) with a mission to fight indifference to discrimination in all forms, launches its Erase Indifference Challenge.
- They are encouraging entries that use technology, socialization and collaboration techniques, gamification, pop culture approaches, data and research, social experiments, and/or educational tools. They are especially interested in ideas that will connect with younger people and concern one of their categories:
- Anti-immigration & xenophobia,
- LGBTQIA+ discrimination, and
- They offer up to €30,000 grants to each of the 4 winning projects that have the greatest potential to have a real impact in the world and affect at least one of the previously mentioned forms of indifference. The winners will also receive tangible, legal and formal support customized to their project and their needs.
Why do they do the Challenge?
- We want to take an active stand against indifference to discrimination in all shapes and sizes. Their goal and the main purpose of the Challenge is to make indifference a target of action as well as a subject of public conversation to erase it from the social landscape. They believe that indifference poses a serious threat to the safety and wellbeing of many in their societies and is what can ultimately lead to dire consequences as they have seen over the course of history.
- They direct their initiative to NGOs, startups, companies, public institutions, religious associations or informal groups (that have the support of an umbrella organization to take over the formal aspects of implementing a project) from all over the world.
- However, there are certain groups of entities that they cannot admit into their Challenge. they cannot accept your application if you are:
- Financed by or in any way related to political entities,
- Implementing (or if you already did before) activities/projects that stand in opposition to the mission of the Auschwitz Pledge Foundation.
- Consider engagement, inspiration, incentive, co-ownership, and ease of entry
- Is it tangible, flexible, scalable, and measurable?
- Please submit your application in English
- Think about potential partners or sponsors for your idea. The application has to be submitted by at least 3 people associated with an NGO, start-up, public institution, company, religious association or an informal group with an “umbrella entity”
- Ideas can be existing concepts already in the early stages of progress, or brand new
- Ideas can be global and/or national
For more information, visit Auschwitz Pledge Foundation.