EU Datathon 2022

Event date
October 20, 2022
Short description

‘The European Green Deal’, ‘Transparency in public procurement’, ‘EU public procurement opportunities for young people’ and ‘A Europe fit for the digital age’, these are four challenges put forward for this year´s edition of EU Datathon. The call for submission of proposals for apps built on EU open data and contributing to these challenges has resulted in 156 ideas from 121 teams, coming from 38 countries.

Register for the finals of EU Datathon 2022 and support a team from the region

This year´s edition of the EU Datathon, the annual EU open data competition organised by the Publications Office of the European Union, promises to be particularly worthwhile. With 159 entries from 38 countries, the highest number so far in the EU Datathon’s history, it will be an exciting final competition.

Join for the finals! They will take place on 20 October 2022. Book your place to follow online, join in the discussions, and help choose the winner of the Public Choice Award. Only EU Datathon teams and speakers will be participating physically in Brussels.   

Meet the finalists

12 teams have been selected for the finals after two rounds of pre-selection, presided over by the jury of experts. The teams will compete for victory and the Public Choice Award on four challenges:

  • Challenge 1: ‘The European Green Deal’
  • Challenge 2: ‘Transparency in public procurement’
  • Challenge 3: ‘EU public procurement opportunities for young people’
  • Challenge 4: ‘A Europe fit for the digital age’

The winning teams will take home prize money totaling EUR 200 000.


Every year, EU Datathon calls for innovators from around the world to come up with new ways of using open data to address important societal and environmental challenges, with the condition that they use at least one of the thousands of data sets published on

Over the five years of its existence, the competition has generated dozens of practical apps and propelled new start-up enterprises.

Join online and meet ...

European Commissioner for budget and administration, Johannes Hahn, and Director-General of the EU Publications Office, Hilde Hardeman, will open the event. We are delighted to welcome expert speakers from across the globe--including Angela Morelli (InfoDesignLab), Stefaan Verhulst (The GovLab), and Renata Avila (Open Knowledge Foundation)—and from the EU institutions—Reet Sommer (European Parliament), Manuela Cruz (Publications Office of the EU), and Thomas Gottron (European Central Bank). The event will be streamed online to allow our teams´ supporters and open data enthusiasts from around the world to participate.

Help choose the Public Choice Award winner 

Teams will demonstrate their apps live, and participants will choose the winner of the Public Choice Award. Visit the EU Datathon website to read more about our finalists´ apps, choose your favourite and vote for them on the day of the finals.

The final event of EU Datathon 2022 is open for registration. Book your place now!

Discover the 12 finalist teams

Empowering young people on the job market, reducing greenhouse emissions, and bringing European cultural heritage closer to citizens, these are some of the ambitions put forward by the teams selected to continue on to the finale of this year’s EU Datathon, the EU’s open data competition.

EU Datathon 2022 was launched in February, inviting all data enthusiasts worldwide to propose ideas for applications using open data from, the official portal for European data. Those interested were invited to propose applications addressing one of four important societal challenges facing us today.

A record number of 156 proposals, from 121 teams and 38 countries all over the world was received. The pre-selection jury shortlisted 24 teams who were invited to further elaborate on their original ideas. On that basis, the jury has now selected the 12 finalist teams. Congratulations to the finalists! Well done to all other teams who made it to this point!

Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Engineering and Technology
  • General
  • Natural Sciences
Event type
  • Webinar

Entry created by Admin on May 13, 2022
Modified on October 17, 2022