Join the final event of the EU Datathon 2022 on 20 October
10 days are left until the final event of the EU Datathon 2022 that will be streamed online to allow teams´ supporters and open data enthusiasts from around the world to participate.
EU Datathon is the annual EU open data competition organised by the Publications Office of the European Union. This year´s edition saw 159 entries from 38 countries: the highest number so far in the EU Datathon’s history. Among these 158 entries, 12 teams have been selected for the finals after two rounds of pre-selection, presided over by the jury of experts. The teams will compete for a prize money totalling EUR 200 000 and the Public Choice Award.
The competition is based on four challenges, including the following finalist teams:
- Challenge 1: A European Green Deal – for this challenge the finalists are CROZ renEUwable, Green Land Dashboard for cities, and MyBioEUBuddy;
- Challenge 2: Transparency in public procurement – this challenge will see competing against each other EMMA, Free Software Foundation Europe e.V, and the AI-Team;
- Challenge 3: EU public procurement opportunities for young people – in this challenge, HasPopEU, Hermix, and YouthPOP are the final teams selected;
- Challenge 4: A Europe fit for the digital age – 100 Europeans, Lobium/Gavagai, and UNIOR NLP compete to win this challenge.
The final event on 20 October will be opened by the European Commissioner for budget and administration, Johannes Hahn, and Director-General of the Publications Office of the EU, Hilde Hardeman. Furthermore, the event will host worldwide expert speakers, among whom Angela Morelli (InfoDesignLab), Stefaan Verhulst (The GovLab), and Renata Avila (Open Knowledge Foundation); as well as EU institutions representatives, including Reet Sommer (European Parliament), Manuela Cruz (Publications Office of the EU), and Thomas Gottron (European Central Bank).