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News announcement13 May 2024European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency1 min read

EU Sparks for Climate: Join the Citizen Hackathon Championship

Supported by the European Commission, this initiative is addressed to citizens and researchers to participate in this virtual competition for the valorization of knowledge and the development of technological and social innovation solutions.


From May to June 2024, 22 virtual local hackathons will be held in which teams formed of citizens and researchers from all EU member states and 6 associated countries will participate. There will be 2 winning teams for each local hackathon, 44 in total. 

These teams will receive a specific training and coaching program to sharpen their skills with learning modules on management, entrepreneurship, sustainability, social impact, research valorization and intellectual property. 

After the training and coaching, the teams will present their solutions at the EU final, where 3 winning teams will be selected and will receive cash prizes (€5,000 for each winning team). 

Explore the map and the dates of your hackathon

The hackathons will take place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons, as well as Saturdays (full day). All hackathons are virtual. The jury members will meet in Brussels for the final event. 

Every hackathon will be facilitated by a local host. There are local hosts in 18 member states and 4 associated countries. Any EU citizen and citizens from associated countries can participate in the EU Citizens Hackathon Championship. 

Check the map here, register and bring your challenge to one of the local hackathons!