Continuing with its original mission to raise awareness amongst the young people in the countries in which the Group operates, Enel is now bringing new impetus to the PlayEnergy project in partnership with Campus Party.
But what is Campus Party? Campus Party is the world’s largest innovation and creativity experience: 83 editions in 15 countries, over 3 million participants and 700,000 tents where tech fans can sleep in order to totally immerse themselves in the Campus experience. Four days and four nights of 24-hour non-stop multidisciplinary activities in which young people, communities, universities, companies and institutions come face-to-face and build the future together using technology as a tool to change the world in an informed and responsible manner.
Over the course of each event, the young people get to learn new digital skills and improve on their existing ones by taking part in workshops, hackathons, testing out new technologies and staying in the world’s only geek campsite.
Who is PlayEnergy for?
The new PlayEnergy competition is aimed at youngsters aged between 7 and 18 years old. Once they have been divided into teams, they will be able to access an online platform personalised for Enel and complete various missions which are a series of interactive activities, ranging from games, research and drawing for very young children, to more challenging tasks such as creating actual projects for older kids.
A whole plethora of exercises and environments has been specifically developed to enable the youngsters to experience the joy of the discovery process through collaborative and experiential learning.
The Campus Party hub events
Participating youngsters will have access to PlayEnergy events at the Campus Party nearest to their home nation: São Paulo in Brazil or Milan in Italy.
These youngsters will be able to test their skills in the Enel PlayEnergy hackathon and also take part in all the other activities organised by Campus Party: workshops, co-working initiatives, masterclasses, concerts, new technology testing sessions, and much more besides.
The hackathon will see Enel launch a challenge and will allow PlayEnergy participants to compete on the subject of the Circular Economy. Their aim will be to rethink the way we use materials and energy: from the design phase to production, from consumption to management of so-called “waste”.
Find out more about Enel’s “Circular Cities. Cities of Tomorrow” position paper.
How to enter
Teams can register with the online platform from February and each one must be registered by an adult (teacher, educator or parent).