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Welfare professions and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

We are calling for innovators among the students at VIA University College to renew and rethink their future professions through United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are an essential part of the future welfare professions. Thus, sustainable thinking is necessary for acting and working professional in a socially responsible way – regardless of your profession.

Submit your idea or solution and contribute to the use of the SDGs as drivers for rethinking your future profession(s).


This challenge is exclusively for students at VIA University College.

Official diplomas and mentoring at the Student Incubator
Sustainable Development Goals

A workshop at VIA University College Campus Viborg will launch the challenge and give the participants an understanding of the subject of the challenge.

Submit your idea

Submit your final idea or solution before February 22nd at 3:00PM. Include your recorded pitch in the submission.

Review of the ideas

A panel of experts will review the submitted solutions and select the finalists. The finalists will be presented for the management at VIA Campus Viborg, who will select the winners.

Winner announcement

The winners of the challenge will be announced.

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Ideas for this challenge (26)
Our idea is to make a food course for families, with lack of resources. See attached document. Link to a document to our idea
Gender Equality for male workers working in Female dominated professions, or vise-virsa.
This idea is produced by the DTE team 5
Team 18. See attached document.
Professionals who work in the evening must have the opportunity to go to work. We will allow them by creating a corporation that administrat everything around the nannies. If you want to see a pitch of our idea click here:
This is an idea how to get people to clean up in their city's and how to get the attention.
Making awareness about the environment in the school. Instead of gym day, you could make it a day where you pick up trash while you walk or run.
Initial thoughts, by Maiken, Nettie, Michelle, Svitlana and Camilla.
There is not yet a final draft of the idea or solution other than there have been talked about a cheap shirt that could have a healthy function and how to make a pair of diabetic shoes that are modern, cheap and recylled from either cloth or plastic
Deny Van den Eede 285558 Patricia Donner 285569 Kaja Jensen 258899 Nynne-Kristin Bech Thorndal 258988 Nanna Skjoeth 247580 Gitte Bavnsgaard Jensen 258674
Group 4 SDG goal #4 - Quality Education SDG goal #12 - Responsible Production and Consumption
Group 8 (∞) Clara Eriksen (266346) Monica Vendelbo (258841) Frida Juhl (259067) Erlingur Hafdal (258844) Marketa Cechurova (285568) Emma Peeters (285575)
Gruppe 10 Mie Jæger (266360) Lea Frederiksen (259409) Gitte Holm-Jensen (265845) Monica Outzen (258701) Kristina Fredborg (267045)
Team: 18 See attached document. In the document we describe our understanding of the challenge and our ideas and thoughts on how to work with the challenge.
Group - 11. We wanna work with climate change, we'll try to concretize climate change so normal people understand the consequences of their actions/decitions.  We'll host a "Climate Week" for gradeschool students where the goal is to educate and raise awareness about our climate and how we (and the students) can make a difference. Link to video:
Idea from group 19: Annelene Miltersen, Maria Møldrup, Sarah Kolb, Anne Mikkelsen
We want to fight food waste. To do this we made a floor game for kids named: Kenya-Mission to help them learn about the UN goal zero hunger, where our focus is food waste but also to qualify education. We also involved healthy water and welbeiing.
A garbage container that can sort garbage in different kinds of materials such as, plastic, papier metal, residual waste which can be recycled. video of pitch:
World goals: - 1. no poverty - 3. good health and well-being - 10. reduced inequalities - 16. peace, justice and strong institutions   
To see our pitch, click here. Description of the idea: See attached file, thoughts about our challenge.   Members of the team: Viola Marchi, Emilie Mench Jensen, Lisa Vos, Karina Young Granby Jensen, Susanne Boe Jokobsen and Stine Thorsager.
We want to improve the health and well-being of the population in Viborg by planting fruit trees.
Sustainable Kids (sus kids) is a learning app, with the purpose of educate and influence children in the age from 3-8, with the 17 goals of the UN's SDG.