The 6th edition of EU Datathon, the EU’s open data competition, came to a close on 20 October 2022. Empowering young people in the job market, reducing greenhouse emissions, and bringing European cultural heritage closer to citizens: these were some of the ambitions put forward by the 12 finalist teams of this year’s EU Datathon. The teams were shortlisted from an initial 156 entries from 38 countries and competed in four categories, all highly relevant to the challenges Europe faces today: the European Green Deal, transparency in public procurement, EU public procurement opportunities for young people, and a Europe fit for the digital age.
The winners in each of the four challenges are:
- The European Green Deal: CROZ renEUwable team – Providing personalised recommendations for energy savings
- Transparency in public procurement: Free Software Foundation Europe e.V. – Visualising the links between businesses, the public sector and individuals involved in the EU public procurement
- EU public procurement opportunities for young people: Hermix – A tool for strategic marketing analysis of the business-to-government (B2G) market
- A Europe fit for the digital age: Lobium/Gavagai – Producing intelligence for journalists so they can scrutinise the legislative arenas in a better and faster manner
The EU Datathon competition is organised annually by the Publications Office of the European Union, in support of the European Strategy for Data. The 2022 edition had the active support of over 20 partners, representing open data stakeholders from both inside and outside the EU institutions.
Discover all second and third-place winners, and find more information about the teams and the competition on data.europa.eu.