Learn French - Mobile App from Vienna is among 60 youth projects that have been shortlisted for the World Summit Youth Award and the European Youth Award. Provided that they pass the next round, a trip to the digital events of the year in Colombo and Graz awaits them.
Online PR News – 23-August-2013 – Wien/Salzburg, August 22, 2013 – Learn French - Mobile App from Vienna, Austria met the high demands of the online jury and enters the next round of the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) and European Youth Award (EYA) 2013 in the category Education for All. The contests are dedicated to young developers who employ digital technologies to turn the United Nations Millennium Development Goals into action. Now the Learn French Mobile App competes against 59 websites, apps and other innovative youth projects. If it withstands critical inspection by a jury of internationally renowned ICT-experts, an invitation to the winners’ events in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Graz, Austria, awaits the producer.
Learn French from Le Bon Mot is an innovative and successful new mobile App bringing easy language education to everybody and everywhere. With 5000+ downloads in more than 125 countries worldwide within the first two months, it has shown the value it brings to the International Community. More languages and app platforms are under heavy development right now. Winning the WYSA would help Le Bon Mot gain further ground and expand its user base to spread the easy language education method faster throughout the world.
If the project succeeds, its creator will win a trip to the EYA Festival in Graz or the WSYA Winners’ Event Colombo – or even both. This price offers more than just an opportunity to explore two amazing cities and to encounter two entirely different cultures. At the events for young ICT-developers, the next generation of IT-pioneers will have the chance to present their project in front of a high-level audience, including business leaders from the multimedia sector and creative industry, representatives of politics and NGOs and many more.
"For me the WSYA and EYA were like a bridge between young, creative people on one side and experienced people that have worked a long time in these fields on the other", says Darko Bozhinoski from Macedonia, who in 2012 won both contests in the category Go Green! for his project 'Climate for Children'. Besides unique network opportunities, the event-agendas feature workshops, seminars and keynote sessions dealing with the most important topics of the future. The absolute highlight of both events is the Award Ceremony and Gala at which the winners will be honored.
About the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA)
The WSYA is an annual award and a network for young people, under 30 years of age, using the Internet, mobile phones or other digital media to put the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into action. The MDGs were set in 2000 by the UN to prompt member states and civil society to fight poverty, hunger and disease, inequalities, lack of education and environmental degradation.
About the European Youth Award (EYA)
European Youth Award is a partner award of the WSYA. It focusses on selecting and promoting those young Europeans who creatively use Internet and mobiles to get action on the most pressing social issues of today. This includes tackling extreme poverty, hunger and disease, supporting gender-equality, education, freedom of information, cultural development and environmental sustainability.
About Le Bon Mot (LBM)
Le Bon Mot was founded in November 2010 by the Parisian Céline Juyou at the age of 26. She studied applied languages at the Sorbonne University in Paris. After three years as a trainer in adult education, she moved to Vienna and started her own French Institute.
Le Bon Mot has the goal to become the largest French language provider in Austria until 2015. Now, in the third year of the company’s existence and after one year of development, they started to create their own line of e-Learning material.