Phase 1: Procedure to respond to the Call for Applications

Eligibility: The 2015 EUhackathon is open to all individuals who are at least 18 years old. Applicants under the age of 18 will be asked for parental authorisation evidence.

Deadline for Applications: You must submit your application using the online form before 17 September 2015.

Participants: All eligible individuals can register to and participate in the 2015 EUhackathon, either as an individual participant or team up with other eligible participants. Team entries will require a designated team member taking up the formal role of ‘team captain’, acting as sole representative for all communication.

Result dissemination: Participants retain their copyright, but need to agree that their projects will be made available online for free to the community under a GPLv3 or Apache v2.0 license – as these licenses/versions have explicit patent releases built in.

Submission: Interested participants will be asked beforehand to submit a project proposal detailing the main features of their project. Participants will be allowed to choose to develop a new application from scratch or to improve and expand on the capabilities of existing open-source code projects available. The participants would be able to register individually or in small teams (3 to 5 people). Participants will be selected on the basis of the right mixture of skills (from development to graphics design).

Deliverables: Participants are expected to build user-friendly multi-platform tools.

Phase 2: Assessment Criteria for selected developers


The projects will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Their user experience and appeal;
  • Their potential to respond to the needs identified;
  • Their potential to generate education & awareness among the target audience; and;
  • The respect for privacy aspects.




The EUhackathon projects are assessed every year by a jury composed of a mix of engineers, civil society representatives and policy-makers. The names of jury members will be published closer to the date of the event.