#EUdatathon 2020: innovating for Europe with EU Open Data

February 20, 2020

Hat: #EUdatathon 2020: innovating for Europe with EU Open Data

Funding Scheme: 2020-02-20

Pgm2014 2020: Yes


The fourth edition of EU Datathon, the open data competition, has been launched on 19 February. The contest offers the opportunity to win a prize for proposing the development of an application that links and uses open datasets.


To take part, you should propose the development of an application that links and uses open datasets, of which at least one from the thousands made available by the EU institutions, agencies and bodies. For more detailed information, see the rules of the competition. 

Your application is expected to showcase opportunities for concrete business models or social enterprises. It is also expected to find suitable new approaches and solutions to help Europe achieve important goals set by the European Commission through the use of open data. Therefore, it should fit into one of the following thematic challenges:

  • Challenge 1: ‘A European Green Deal’
  • Challenge 2: ‘An economy that works for people’
  • Challenge 3: ‘A new push for European democracy’
  • Challenge 4: ‘A Europe fit for the digital age’

Submit your proposal with a short description by 3 May.

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: 12 000 euro
  • Second place: 8 000 euro
  • Third place: 5 000 euro

To find out more, join or follow the event: https://op.europa.eu/en/web/eudatathon

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