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Closed challenges

The deadlines for the Challenges, below, have passed. Each attracted Pitches, some of which are now beeing developed into solutions as part of the Social Challenges Platform

Most recently closed


Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

Amsterdam Impact

Deadline: 15/07/2018

In 2015 the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted with a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. The goals are still relatively unknown to the wider public. The city of Amsterdam is looking for initiatives to raise awareness and translate them into action at the local level.

Earlier challenges

Gender, Social inclusion Safety and Security

Inclusion of visible minorities, newcomers and more diverse segments of our city population in our SDG House community

KIT Royal Tropical Institute

Deadline: 15/04/2018

Engaging the diversity of our city population in our sustainability and SDG community - how to be more inclusive?