We the Youth Hackathon’s goal is to strengthen youth organizations to be more inclusive, effective, and collaborative as well as look for ways to advance social change and address the needs of vulnerable youth. The hackathon aims to increase the civic participation of youth so that they can be better informed about political processes and be effective agents in policy development. By empowering young people to be politically active, it serves to equip them with tools and resources to keep politicians accountable and follow up on their promises.

The hackathon is organized by ATÖLYE and the The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in partnership with The Youth Peer Education Network (Y-PEER) and International Institute for Youth Development PETRI-Sofia.

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,000 in prizes

Up to $2000 for the winners

The number of teams that will be awarded is subject to change.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Emre Erbirer

Judging Criteria

  • Relevant to any of the topics and questions tackled by the Hackathon
  • The idea/solution meets a particular need
  • A specific target group/groups is/are addressed
  • Have the possibility to be completed also during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Involves disadvantaged groups in the project
  • Is creative and innovative
  • Has potential for sustainability or replicability

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