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Phase 1: Procedure to respond to the Call for Applications

  • Eligibility: The 2012 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 by 30 April 2012 at noon CET.
  • Participants: All eligible individuals can register to and participate in the 2012 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 for each track will be asked beforehand to submit a project proposal detailing the main features of their tool, the data to be collected, and the methods envisaged to do so. 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 in the two parallel tracks will be judged based on the following criteria:

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


There will be two juries.

  1. The ‘experts’ jury will be composed out of a distinguished panel of representatives from:
  • Industry; and,
  • Civil Society.
  1. The ‘users’ jury will be composed of children and a teacher.

The opinions of both juries will be consolidated to designate the award winners, the expert jury’s vote weighing in for 2/3 and the ‘users’ jury for 1/3.