The Digital Education Hackathon – DigiEduHack – is a European Union (EU) initiative which invites individuals and organisations to come together to address challenges related to education and training in the digital age.
For this third edition of the Hackathon, the focus is digital education for a sustainable world, combining both the EU’s green and digital priorities.
DigiEduHack is composed of both a series of local events and a main stage event, which officially opens and concludes the Hackathon.
DigiEduHack is free, inclusive, sustainable and open to all.
At the end of the competition, three teams will become DigiEduHack 2021 Global Award winning teams and receive a prize of €5,000 each to start implementing their ideas and become DigiEduHack Global Ambassadors.
The 2021 DigiEduHack Global Award winners will receive their award in a ceremony in 2022, where they will have the opportunity to pitch their solutions to Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth.
So far, 58 organisations from 34 countries around the EU and beyond have expressed their interest to host a local Hackathon.
Host a local hackathon event
Schools, vocational education and training (VET) and higher education institutions, innovation centres, research labs, ministries of education, private sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and more can all host a local hackathon.
Register on the DigiEduHack website to host a local hackathon!
Main stage event
This year, the main stage event of the Hackathon is hosted by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU in cooperation with the International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) and the support of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Follow the livestream on 9-10 November between 10:00 and 18:00 Central European Time (CET) on the DigiEduHack website and @DigiEduHack on Twitter.
European Commissioner, Mariya Gabriel, and Slovenian Minister of Education, Science and Sport, Simona Kustec, will open the event.
DigiEduHack is an EU initiative managed by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as part of the European Commission's Digital Education Action Plan.
It is led by the EIT Climate-Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) and coordinated by Aalto University in Finland.
The Digital Education Hackathon will contribute to setting up a Digital Education Hub as a deliverable of the Digital Education Action Plan.
Find out more
You can learn more about digital education and DigiEduHack in ‘DigiEduHack: The podcast’ on Spotify and SoundCloud.