EU Datathon 2022

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Published on: 11/02/2022

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This year´s edition of EU Datathon, the annual open data competition, was launched on 7 February 2022. This brings a chance for open data enthusiasts and application developers from around the world to demonstrate the potential of open data, get international visibility for their innovative ideas and compete for their share of the total prize fund of EUR 200 000 and the Public Choice Award.

How can you participate?

It´s simple! Propose an idea for an application that links and uses open datasets to address one of the four challenges.

  • Challenge 1: ‘The European Green Deal’
  • Challenge 2: ‘Transparency in public procurement’
  • Challenge 3: ‘EU public procurement opportunities for young people’
  • Challenge 4: ‘A Europe fit for the digital age’

The key condition for a successful submission is that at least one of the datasets used to develop your application comes from the thousands of datasets made available on To enter the competition, send us your app idea by 31 March, 23:59 CET!

Twenty-four teams, six teams per challenge, will be pre-selected. If you are among them, you will be invited to further work on your idea and present a full proposal by 26 June 2022. The jury will evaluate the proposals and select twelve finalist teams, three teams per challenge. If you are among them, you will be invited to develop your application and present it at the final event on 20 October 2022. If you are not, you will receive a EUR 1 000 consolation prize.

The final ranking of the winning teams for each challenge will be decided at this event and the teams will be awarded the following prizes for each of the challenges:

  • First place: EUR 25 000
  • Second place: EUR 15 000
  • Third place: EUR 7 000


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EU Datathon 2022 is organised by the Publications Office of the European Union and contributes to the European Year of Youth 2022 that features events and activities dedicated to young people all around Europe.


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