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The EU Datathon 2019 competition aims to promote the reuse of open data from across the European Union. 99 teams submitted creative ideas and 12 teams have been shortlisted to develop their app. The teams will present their apps in the final event in Brussels on 13 June 2019.

Brussels 13th June 2019

The third edition of the EU Datathon is organised by the Publications Office of the European Union, in partnership with the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The European Union open data competition

The EU Datathon is a growing-in-popularity event aiming to further stimulate the use of open data issued by the European Union. It allows competitors to showcase their data skills and innovative ideas. It offers them the opportunity to network and gather support in order to continue developing their ideas after the competition.

The challenges

The competition invites participants to develop apps and interactive visualisations offering new services or public information insights to citizens, public authorities and businesses. They have to use at least one dataset made available by the EU institutions, agencies and bodies and combine it with at least one dataset of the competition’s partners.

The participating teams can compete with their apps in one of the following challenges:

  • Challenge 1: Innovative ideas through EU open data
  • Challenge 2: New insights into economics and finance
  • Challenge 3: Tackling climate change

The prizes

The competition is supported by the European Parliament’s Preparatory Action ‘Linked Open Data in the European Public Administration’ and the European Commission’s ISA² programme (interoperability solutions for public administrations, businesses and citizens).

The shortlisted finalists

Joining the 2019 competition gives the opportunity to win one of the financial prizes in each challenge:

  • 1st prize EUR 15,000
  • 2nd prize EUR 7,000
  • 3rd prize EUR 3,000

The partners

  • Eurostat
  • European Central Bank
  • European Commission’s Directorate-General for Budget
  • European Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
  • European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy
  • European Environment Agency
  • European Investment Bank
  • European Investment Fund
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

The EU Datathon is a competition aiming to further stimulate the use of open data issued by the European Union. It allows competitors to showcase their data skills and innovative ideas.

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