Ever thought of combining social and emotional learning with activities to boost your digital skills? 

The ENABLE Hackathon is looking for young people aged between 9 and 17 to work in teams with a mentor to design an app or any other creative tool which will help reduce bullying among young people. 

The tool should encourage positive behaviour and help people to reflect on their own behaviour. All ideas will be submitted in September and the winning ideas and team will be selected to present their idea during EU coding week in October at an event in London. There are also some cool prizes up for grabs! 

Young people will be encouraged to collaborate in an environment geared to improving their online skills while celebrating their problem solving skills and creativity.

The outcomes will be apps and tools (including videos, presentations etc.) which will be made available to support the elimination of bullying. The ENABLE Hackathon creations will be showcased at a central EU Coding week 2015 event to bring added value to the EU coding initiative and benefit from its visibility to raise awareness of anti-bullying approaches.

Sign up for the ENABLE Hackathon

Download the leaflet (pdf)

Download the Hackathon rules (pdf)

Download the Bullying information sheet (pdf)

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Looking for a mentor to help you build an app? Contact info-enable@eun.org and we can help you out.

Key dates                      

--> Teams + mentor invited to meet online in July, Aug
--> Development of app or tool July-Sept
--> Submission of creation by 27 September 2015 23.00 CET
--> Presentation of creations during European Code week (10-18 October)
Further information on registration, entrant certificates, jury, awards and the Hackathon event will be made available on this page.

The players: Young People

How many?

What age?

Where are teams to be recruited?

Is there a language requirement?

The roadmap – June to October 2015

The ENABLE Hackathon map 

See where participating teams come from and don't hesitate to put your marker (go to additions -> add marker - simple).


How many?

Each Hackathon team will ideally be composed of 2-5 young persons. The goal behind having small teams is to encourage team work and allow each person to contribute, exchange and learn and, for those who prefer, to work alone at times.

What age?

Young people aged 9-17 may join a team.  To ensure a more enriching experience, we advise mixed age groups and suggest avoiding setting up a team of, for example, only 9 year-olds or only 17 year-olds.

Where are teams to be recruited?

There is no special process for recruitment; information about the Hackathon will be sent to schools, youth groups etc. but mentors may also put together their own team of youth. The young people may come from the same school, same class, same association, and so forth.
The young people are not required to have experienced bullying.  We do not wish to cause emotional distress in young people who may have been targets of bullying, but rather introduce all the young people to the concept of bullying and inspire them to analyse the issue and respond appropriately.

Is there a language requirement?

There is no language requirement, although the final event will be held in English.  Teams will be permitted to present in their national languages. Should a team submit a presentation or video, English subtitles are required. All materials should consider accessibility issues for those with special needs.

The roadmap – July to October 2015

July – Aug - online meetings held by ENABLE with mentor organisations
July – September – youth teams develop their product
7-11 September – youth teams meet their mentor online to check progress
27 September at 23.00 – final submission of creations to ENABLE
30 September – after selection by ENABLE partners, top creations are announced

10-18 October  –  EU Code Week and ENABLE Hackathon showcase event 


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