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A hackathon is an event where participants collaborate intensively, over 24 hours in up to 3 days, to create software projects or solve challenges. Adapting the traditional hackathon format, the EU Code Week Hackathons take into consideration the age of the participants and cater to the unique skills, insights, and interests of adolescents.

Participants form teams to brainstorm, design, and code, aiming to produce a working solution or prototype by the event's conclusion. Beyond fostering innovation and teamwork, teen hackathons offer a platform for young tech enthusiasts to learn, showcase their talents, and connect with like-minded peers.

The EU Code Week 2023 Hackathon is open to individuals between 15 and 19 years old, with a specific emphasis on STEM, computer science, design, engineering, ICT, and other related fields. To the extent possible, the teams should encompass both technical and functional competencies.

Each year select European countries receive the focus and organize locally the event.

EU Code Week Hackathon 2023

The central theme for 2023 is “Code to problem-solve and give life to your dreams”. The organizers from each country have made concrete challenge areas, concerning, for example, the education system, tourism, transportation and other sectors. The local participants propose solutions to their country's challenges.

For 2023, there are six countries in focus. Follow the links for more information on challenge areas, local organizers, and important dates: