DivAirCity H2020

Diversity and Inclusion Green City
Pan-European Contest

DivAirCity is a 4 year project, funded by the EC under the H2020 programme, that recognises accepts and celebrates differences and turns them into assets to fight air pollution and climate change in cities. Please read more about DivAirCity here.

Within the overall programme of DivAirCity we are launching a special contest for young people, as today’s change agents and citizens of the future.

This contest is the place and time for younger generations to share their ideas and dreams on how to make cities sustainable and inclusive for them.

Who can participate?

The contest is open to any young person in the EU aged between 13 and 19 who will group in teams.

A team will be composed of minimum 2 young people (aged 13-19) + an adult over the age of 18 (teacher, care taker, trainer, parent, etc) as a mentor.


Organised in teams, youngsters will have to design one of the five cities in DivAirCity  using green spaces and the so called Nature Based Solutions.

They will have to use their creativity to design a space that is comfortable, healthy, safe and appropriate for their needs and lifestyles. 


The team will participate by first having to choose one of the 5 pilot cities which will be the center of the work: Aarhus, Bucharest, Castellon, Orvieto and Potsdam, and analyse its challenges, focusing on air pollution and social inclusion.

Find out more in our Guidelines


Each city jury will select the best project, which will be presented both locally and in Brussels. The 5 city winners will then compete for the International Award.

A parallel competition will be launched on social media and will select the best proposal in terms of public engagement of public and creativity.

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and make a short video on what you expect from the contest (or on your ideal city?), tagging @divaircity and #divaircity #divaircitycontest2023

The city, international and audience winning teams will be awarded during a ceremony in Brussels (Belgium) in which they will present their project to European Commission’s officials.


Announcement of National Awards

May 2023

Announcement of International and Audience Awards

June 2023

Award Ceremony in Brussels

TBA 2023

The National, International and Audience Awards will be decided by three different Juries.

Have a read at the Jury Composition Guidelines to find out how your Project will be assessed.

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