Hack4Ideas

Hack4Ideas is a joint project between Microsoft and the Department of European Political and Governance studies of the College of Europe.

What is the future of Europe in the digital era? Be part of the solution!

The European Union is a motor for innovation in ideas and technology around the world. From start-ups to multinational corporations, Artificial Intelligence and cloud computing are already transforming European industries and society. But as new technologies change the world around us, the types of risks we now face are also evolving.

Do you want to have an impact on the future, and you are not afraid to share your ideas with European leaders?

Then join us at this project to participate in a Hackathon on the future of Digital Europe. There has been a lot of discussion in the media, academia, and policy circles about the digital revolution, but we need action to ensure an inclusive digital transformation. This time you will have the chance to shape the world.

The selected participants will compete among 10 teams composed of 3 students (one per university) to develop policy solutions (such as a legislative proposal, awareness campaign, project, executive action etc.) for one of the following topics:

  • Digital inclusion
  • Artificial intelligence and ethics
  • Digital peace
  • Fight against crime and protect citizen’s fundamental rights
  • Tech and climate change

We are looking for new ideas to tackle the upcoming digital challenges —not just recycling or combining existing legislation or policy proposals.

Finalists will have the opportunity to:

  • Follow a mentorship program with Microsoft policy experts, EU civil servants and NGOs
  • Be trained in public speaking
  • Engage directly with leaders and experts in the technology and digital industry, politics, and public policy
  • Receive an award.

For more information please contact Rachele TESEI.