The Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori’s competitions are a "laboratory" to train tomorrow's citizens, to train students to be active members of society, with a strong sense of citizenship. These competitions are designed as a single integrated project, supplying multidisciplinary and multidimensional civic education, where every competition, however different, fits in with our core ideas and values.
The purpose of the competitions is to promote the sharing of ideas and values, and direct young people towards greater solidarity, equality, democracy, participation and mutual respect in their daily lives. The philosophy behind the Osservatorio has always been to prioritise media as one of the most appropriate tools to establish links between rights and duties, and between justice and democracy. The concept of civic education therefore manifests itself in a number of different competitions and can therefore be seen as a broad church that includes many different areas of study.
With the help of the best Italian universities we have identified ten main study themes, that in concert form the value system of a modern citizen. Each of these education themes was assigned to a different collaborator of the Osservatorio’s, who in turn seeks to train young people through competition to explore the topic of citizenship.