The European Smart Citizens’ Initiative (EUsmart) is an EU-funded project that is designed to offer innovative solutions for some of the major issues the European community faces today. The initiative is made up of 7 organisations from across Europe - Lithuania, The Netherlands, Spain, Slovenia, Estonia, Italy and Hungary. Together we have the talent and the enthusiasm to solve European challenges.
There are a range of challenges facing the EU and its citizens today: improving education levels and creating jobs, meeting the growing challenges in sustainability and the economy, and finding a fair way forward in the process of integration and diversity.The only way to solve these issues is with the active participation of European citizens.
That's why EUsmart will address these issues using the hackathon format, creating solutions and making change happen.
Hackathons are usually 2-day events where the final goal is to create a digital or non digital product.
Hackathons offer a fun and exciting way to bring together citizens, startups and decision-makers to voice the problems society faces every day and look for solutions. After all, a problem shared is often a problem solved. Hackathons present new solutions to the general public, helping to spread ideas and kick-start new movements!
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The COVID-19 health emergency has had many repercussions, first on the social system and then on the economic one. The social distancing measures taken to limit the infection have generated a drastic change in daily life, detaching ourselves from others emotionally and physically. The already difficult situation that Italy was experiencing from an economic and social point of view was immediately exposed by the health emergency, and then worsened and extended to all sectors. In this context, it is important to study different types of phenomena: the suspension of commercial activities and the consequent repercussions on working life; the rise of smart-working and the infrastructural and cultural digital divide related to it; the new forms of interaction and relationship that transform our emotions; and, finally, the enormous fluctuation of world markets. To face such a far-reaching crisis, the measures taken not only at national level, but also supranational and international will be decisive.
Youth unemployment is even more worrying. Around 28 percent of young people aged 15-24 who want a job are unemployed, almost double the European average of 15.4 percent.
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Turing School, the leading partner of the EUsmart project, is a lithuanian social organization that was founded in 2017 to teach digital skills and programming to children. It is a non-formal school that focuses on IT and entrepreneurship, and has a strong background in academia.
Soon after its foundation, Turing School established a partnership with Harvard CS50, Harvard’s introductory course on Computer Science. Guided by experienced academics, Turing School students learn skills like computational thinking and technological creativity that are fast becoming crucial in our digital society.
As a non-profit, Turing School runs coding workshops, courses, and public events, building communities around these activities.
The plan is for all 7 of the hackathons to be held remotely.
Anyone who is interested in realizing their ideas and solving topical problems is welcome to attend the hackathons.
Yes, but each team member must register individually. During your individual registration, write the team name in the form so we know you are registering as part of a team.
Yes, all of the hackathons are free to attend. All you have to do is register beforehand..
Yes you can.You will just need to fill in an extra form that we will send you by email.
Of course you can, all the hackathons will be held remotely so you're welcome to participate in whichever hackathon you want.
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