Are you interested in inclusion and non-formal education? This activity is for you! On top of that, the two best solutions will be rewarded.


JEF Europe will be organising a 24h Hackathons, on December 17-18, in the framework of the 2020 Work Plan of Europe@School: New Directions project, which is funded by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

This project’s scope is aimed at developing the competences and tools required to work with disadvantaged groups, such as young people with disabilities, Roma and other minority groups, as well as young migrants and refugees.

About the project

Europe@School: New Directions Work Plan 2020 aims to develop the competences and skills of its members and educators, as well as representatives of other organisations to work with different disadvantaged groups.

The aim of the project are thus:

  • Offer capacity building to young people and educators on European Civic Education for disadvantaged groups of learners, and develop their competences to work with them.
  • Create and adapt non-formal education tools used in European Civic Education to work with the disadvantaged groups of the project.
  • Develop online educational tools such as webinars and podcasts to deliver updates on policy/regulatory developments and communicating to a wider public the situation of disadvantaged groups in the society and in the education system as a whole.

When and where?

The hackathon will take place online (links to be communicated soon) during the Europe@School Inclusion Week which will be organised between 14 and 20 December. The Hackathon will take place on 17-18 December during 24 hours, and aim at gathering 30 participants. You can apply both as an individual and as a team with no more than 4 people per team. If you think that you have a good idea but you don’t have a group, there is a chance that you can pair up with other people during the hackathon.

The Hackathons objectives:
  • Develop innovative solutions to be more inclusive in the Europe@School activities but also in JEF Europe events in general. How can the programme be improved? And develop a training session to implement activities at local level with the target groups of the project.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills of 30 young people about the issues faced by young people with disabilities, young Roma and young migrants and refugees. How to include them in the activities and how to organise concrete activities at local level?
  • Ensure that the event will be open, accessible and inclusive to diverse groups, and especially to young people with disabilities, young Roma as well as young migrants and refugees

Participants Profile

  • Interested in the topic and in developing knowledge in working in educational processes with young people the target group of the project (young people with disabilities, young Roma and other minorities, as well as young migrants and refugees backgrounds)
  • Experience with implementation of Civic Education or Human Rights Activities.
  • Fluency in English. 
  • Over 18 years old.
  • Availability to fully participate in the Hackathon sessions and highly motivated to make the Europe@School programme more inclusive.

Application procedure

You can apply through this application form by Tuesday 15th of December 23:59 CET.

Successful applicants will be contacted individually and the two best solutions will be rewarded.

For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact, indicating “Europe@School – Online Hackathon”.