What are EU Datathons?

The EU Datathons are growing-in-popularity annual competitions organised by the OP since 2017, in partnership with EU institutions, agencies and bodies, Member States and international organisations.

They are intended to promote the use of open data produced by the EU institutions and available on the EU Open Data Portal, for innovation and creation of new value to citizens.

By reusing these data, participating teams (start-ups, developers, students, researchers and data journalists) to create applications that address policy or societal challenges, create new services for citizens and businesses and provide valuable new insights to participating institutions that are the data providers.

Previous editions

The third EU Datathon (2019) was organised in partnership with the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, five directorates-general and services of European Commission (Budget; Economic and Financial Affairs; Energy; Eurostat; and the Joint Research Centre), the European Central Bank, the European Investment Bank, the European Investment Fund, the European Environment Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

The second EU Datathon (2018) was organised in partnership with three directorates-general of the European Commission (Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs; Communications Networks, Content and Technology; and Informatics) as well as with the ELI Task Force and with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

The first EU Datathon (2017) was organised in partnership with the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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