The fourth edition of the European initiative DigiEduHack has started with the intervention of the acting Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Pilar Alegria, and the Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Liliana Ivanova.
For one week, nearly 500 participants from around the world will try to find solutions to the 46 challenges posed this year.
DigiEduHack is a flagship initiative of the European Commission’s Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027. The annual theme ‘Putting people at the heart of digital education’, it also contributes to the European Year of Skills, promoting digital literacy, skills and empowerment at all levels of education and training.
From November 6 to 13, different organizations working in the field of education and training, public authorities, NGOs and private companies organize local events in their country of reference. This year, Spain is hosting four hackathons: ‘Digital Education from Theory to Practice: Creating a Fall Prevention Wearable for the Elderly’; ‘EduHackFest: Beyond Education with XR and AI’; ‘DGHack4STEM- Digital Games Hackathon for STEM Careers’; and ‘Girls in STEAM: Teaching for Inclusion’. All challenges are available on the initiative’s website.
The best ideas and solutions to the 46 ongoing challenges will be recognized by the community at an event organized by the Spanish presidency of the Council of the European Union, which will take place on November 13. The event will be attended by the Secretary of State for Education, José Manuel Bar.