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EUvsVirus Challenge – Can You Hack It?

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Have an innovative idea to help tackle the Coronavirus pandemic or mitigate its socio-economic impact?

EU vs Virus text, with EU and coronavirus illustration as a background

EUvsVirus is a Europe-wide online hackathon organized by the most plugged-in and nationally connected actors from all over Europe. It builds upon already conducted national hackathons to enable the rapid execution of brilliant solutions.

The #EUvsVirus is a call to action to each and everyone to participate in the fight against COVID-19: Demonstrate unity and share your skills for the common good across borders and generations! Let’s digitally open EU-borders during this collective challenge!

When is it happening?

24th, 25th and 26th April.

How can you help?

As a Problem Solver: They are in need of Developers, Designers, creative minds with expertise in Health, Business, Social & Political Cohesion, Education, Digital Finance as well as other areas, and ideally experience in hackathons. You can take part as an individual or as a team.

As a Mentor: We seek experts in the areas of Health, Business, Social & Political Cohesion, Education, Digital Finance and other areas who support the problem solvers with their inside view and experience. Besides, we need team coordinators who organise and coordinate the teams during the hackathon.

As a Partner: We appreciate all actors who want to make their unique contribution to the hackathon – companies, universities, public and private organisations, and networks.

What are the challenges?

Full info on each of the challenges can be viewed on the EU vs Virus website. Challenge types include – Health & Life | Business Continuity | Social & Political Cohesion | Remote Working & Education | Digital Finance

What are the benefits?


The European Commission, in close collaboration with all member States and the participating H2020 associated countries, will provide follow up to the best projects coming from the #EUvsVirus hackathon through the new European Innovation Council (EIC) Covid platform. Foundations, investors, health providers (e.g. hospitals) will also be part of the EIC Covid platform.

Social Impact

Drive a meaningful project and help your family, friends, neighbours, and all EU countries respond to COVID-19 crisis.

International Recognition

Be part of the solution and get recognized all across the European Commission, the European Parliament and all partner networks.

Registration closes on the 19th of April

Join this hackathon via the EUvsVirus website!