The EHFG Hackathon aims to virtually bring together up to 100 experts from a variety of backgrounds for a 40-hour marathon of intense solution-oriented collaboration. Competing teams will receive guidance from high-level professionals across various fields who will act as mentors throughout the process. At the end of the 40-hour period teams will present their solutions in front of an expert jury panel and three finalist teams will be selected to go forward and present their pitches to the audience during the Closing Plenary of the EHFG 2020. Two prizes, a jury prize and an audience prize, amounting to €25.000 will be awarded to the hackathon winners.

Application criteria

  1. Citizenship of one of the countries of the WHO European Region
  2. Proficiency in English

By applying for the #EHFG2020 hackathon the applicant confirms his/her availability to attend the hackathon in its entirety (25 – 27 September) and, if selected as a finalist, is free to participate in the Closing Plenary (2 October, from 16:30 - 18:00). This is a prerequisite for being accepted into the event.

Application materials

Want to apply? Please complete the application form and share your CV and a passport copy with (

Both team and individual registrations are welcomed. Successful individual applicants will be assigned to a team according to their diverse individual expertise and background in advance of the hackathon commencing. 

Pre-set teams must include at least one public health professional and team size is limited to five members. The EHFG will assign at least one additional person to each pre-set team. Team members are required to apply individually and should ensure the team name is included on the application form.

The specific hackathon challenge will be announced in early September once all teams have been formed.



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