As part of marking the first 10 years of its work, the European Fund for the Balkans is organising policy hackathons — #BalkanConnect2018 — in Belgrade, Skopje, Pristina and Sarajevo.
The goal of these unique regional endeavours is to inspire innovative ideas on how to change the Balkan political and social environments.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet world-renowned experts, to influence policy making in an innovative way, and to be funded to develop their solutions.
Policy hackathon is a competition in which participants produce creative proposals on what should be changed and how to make those changes, in order to improve the functioning of our societies.
Policy hackathons #BalkanConnect2018 are competitions for the best digital policy tool for influencing the challenges faced by the region.
Competitors will design and outline an original digital policy tool, and explain how it can affect the problem identified by the team within one of three topics: Dream green; Hack the corruption, law rulz; and Read between the lies. To participate in this competition, programming skills are not necessary.
If you would like to learn more about policy hackathon in your country, you can meet and talk with the organisers at the Info Day (Belgrade, 2 February; Skopje, 9 February; Pristina, 10 February, Sarajevo, 13 February).
For more information, please visit the webpage hackathons.balkanfund.org.