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CFAs: ILO Ideathon for Social Justice Inititative

CFAs: ILO Ideathon for Social Justice Inititative

Deadline: 16-Aug-24

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched Ideathon for Social Justice Program to promote the participation of young people from Latin America and the Caribbean in the Global Coalition for Social Justice driven by the ILO, through the recognition of their innovative and creative capacity.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has maintained a constant concern for the challenges faced by young people. At the International Labour Conferences of 2005 and 2012, an explicit call was made to redouble efforts to forge a more sustainable future with decent work, emphasizing the importance of active and meaningful participation of young people in this process. The Follow-Up Action Plan on Youth Employment for the period 2020-2030 underscores the need to continuously support social dialogue initiatives involving young people, recognizing them as an integral part of the solution.

In this context, and within the Global Coalition for Social Justice, it’s crucial to life the voices of youth in Latin America and the Caribbean, providing visibility and recognition to their perceptions of social justice and how to achieve it. To address this identified need, the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the ILO has launched the initiative #IdeathonForSocialJustice.

The #IdeathonForSocialJustice Initiative calls on enthusiastic young people and agents of change from across Latin America and the Caribbean to present innovative proposals aimed at understanding their vision of social justice and exploring pathways to achieve it. This call represents a unique opportunity to address, through one of the three established categories, issues of vital importance related to social justice and decent work, offering the possibility for these ideas to be highlighted and enhanced through the visibility and technical support provided by the ILO and its collaborators, with the aim of supporting their implementation.

Promoters of selected ideas will have the valuable opportunity to participate in the ILO Global Youth Employment Forum, a space designed for young people from around the world to exchange ideas, share experiences related to the challenges of youth employment, and enrich the debate with their knowledge and experiences.


  • Promote the integration of proposals and recommendations around social justice from young people in Latin America and the Caribbean into international, regional, and national forums, thus strengthening the youth focus in the ILO agenda.
  • Foster commitment and ownership by young people from Latin America and the Caribbean regarding the agenda of the Global Coalition for Social Justice, promoting their active participation in the implementation of concrete actions and the dissemination of its principles and values in their social environments.
  • Encourage dialogue with young people at the level of each participating country, in order to mobilize constituents and raise awareness about social justice and decent work from and for youth.


  • Artistic or Communication Initiatives
  • Political Advocacy
  • Academic

Eligibility Criteria

  • Aged between 16 to 29 years old.
  • Resident of one of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
    • Relevance: Analysis of whether the objectives of the idea align adequately with the interest of the initiative to provide content from ALC youth to the concept of social justice promoted by the ILO.
    • Innovation: Degree of originality and creativity of the proposal will be valued.
    • Narrative: Clarity of the video pitch will be evaluated, through a brief and concise presentation of the idea, not exceeding 3 minutes in duration, which will clearly respond to the question: What does social justice mean to you and how does your idea contribute to promoting it?
    • Feasibility: Evaluation of whether the idea is coherent and allows achieving the proposed objectives within the available deadlines and resources.
    • Population/Territorial Focus: Examination of whether the idea adequately considers the needs and specific contexts of a particular population or territory and the reasons for that focus.

For more information, visit ILO.

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