For 3 months, 5 teams from HEC Montréal, Sciences Po, American University of Paris and l’Institut de l’Engagement tackled several issues: social and intergenerational link, sport as an educational tool, sending medial equipment abroad, using AI technologies in waste treatment and information on Islamic radicalization…
Together with their corporate partners and the NGOs, the students were able to propose concrete and innovative answers and defend them in front of a jury.
The winning project “Les Rhiz’homes” imagined an intergenerational third place won over the jury with its relevance and its desire to create social link between generations. We are very happy to be able to help them create this project and follow its development!
“Being very interested in social innovation issues, and since this is the subject of my studies at Sciences Po, I wanted to give a concrete aspect to my theoretical learning. I was also very motivated by the idea of being able to co-develop a project based on common interests and motivations with the other members of the team in order to defend the themes that we hold dear.
We all really invested ourselves personally in the project, it resembles us and bears our values and convictions and this is, in my opinion, one of the greatest strengths of this Challenge supported by the Tocqueville Foundation.”
Laure – Member of the team
“I wanted to carry out a project that could have a positive impact on neighbourhood life, giving a collective dimension to the personal situations of isolated residents. Participating in this challenge was an opportunity to be involved in the field in the service of the common good. As I am keenly interested in equal opportunities and determined to act against social exclusion, this opportunity offered a unique framework for building a project with other students around our shared convictions.“
Vincent – Member of the team