Take part in #EUDatathon 2022!

Let your creativity make a difference to the EU and the world

Published on: 09/02/2022

This year´s edition of EU Datathon, the annual open data competition, was launched on 7 February. 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 data.europa.eu. If you opt for challenges 2 or 3, make sure to use at least one dataset published by the EU Tenders Electronic Daily (TED).

EU Datathon 2022 - image visualising the steps of the competition

Submit your idea by 31 March. For detailed information, see the rules of the competition.

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.

To find out more, visit the EU Datathon website and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, with the hashtag #EUDatathon.

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