The Hague, The Netherlands
14 - 16 june 2019
€15,000 in prize money
17.00 FRIDAY 14 JUNE - 17.00 SUNDAY 16 JUNE
The Municipality of The Hague invites you to hack for Peace, Justice and Security. This is the second edition of our hackathon, and this year is even bigger and better.
Use your skills to help organisations such as the UNICRI Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Translators Without Borders and the National Rapporteur for Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children to solve real world problems. Work with teams to understand interesting data sets and build solutions for global challenges.
You can either register as a team (2-6 people) or as an individual.
Please note that registration will close on 31 May. We are accepting people on a rolling basis, so spots may fill before then. We advise you register as soon as possible!
Meet our Hackathon challenge owners:
UNICRI Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
The UNICRI Centre for AI and Robotics was created to enhance understanding of the risk-benefit duality of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics through improved coordination, knowledge collection and dissemination, awareness-raising and outreach activities. It was formed in 2017 and is a part of UNICRI - the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. The Centre is based in The Hague.
Translators Without Borders
Translators without Borders is a non-profit organization offering language and translation support for humanitarian and development agencies, and other non-profit organizations on a global scale. It has translated over 50 million words for non-profit organizations in more than 190 language pairs, as part of humanitarian crisis response, and health and education programming.
The National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children
The National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children is an independent research organisation that reports on the nature and extent of human trafficking and sexual violence against children in the Netherlands, and on the effects of the government policies pursued.
510 Red Cross - The Netherlands
510 is an initiative of the Netherlands Red Cross. Its mission is to shape the future of humanitarian aid by converting data into understanding, and put it in the hands of humanitarian relief workers, decision makers and people affected, so that they can better prepare for and cope with disasters and crises.
European Commission and Space4Good
Space4Good aims to understand natural and human phenomena with a view from above which enables them to arrive at data-driven decisions based on satellite technologies and other geodata sources. By observing and analyzing these events from space, Space4Good measures and evaluates their impact on society or the environment – for good or for bad.
International Organisation for Migration - Displacement Tracking Matrix
The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is a system to track and monitor the displacement and population mobility. It is an initiative of the International Organisation for Migration which is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration, and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is a related organisation to the United Nations.
Prize per challenge
Final overall winner
To ensure that the solutions created during the hackathon benefit the participating organisations after the event, teams are required to work on open source solutions in a GitHub repository which will be created by the Hackathon for Peace, Justice and Security.
Location: The Hague Tech
Anna van Hanoverstraat 4, The Hague
Our partnership with ImpactCity
In The Hague, tens of thousands of people are working every day to build a more peaceful, just and secure world. Doing good and doing business forms the very heart and soul of The Hague’s economy. Social impact and economic success go hand in hand and innovative solutions are being created to effectively address global challenges. That’s what makes The Hague the ImpactCity.
New technologies help accelerate peace, justice and security worldwide. In The Hague, the international city of peace, justice and security we work on ethical and legal challenges surrounding the Internet, big data analytics, artificial intelligence and robotics. Innovative solutions are being developed helping to protect the world from cyber threats. With the digital revolution in full swing we believe that modern technologies can have tremendous potential in terms of bringing peace. Join us in The Hague and work on innovations for a better world.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Will food and drinks be offered during the weekend?
Yes, all food and drinks will be taken care of.
Q2. Will I be able to spend the night at the venue?
Yes, you will be allowed to stay during the night. The venue will remain open, however, we expect you to bring your own bedding. We'll have separate sleeping-spaces for women and men.
Q3. Can I participate if I don't have a team?
We encourage you to sign up as a team. However if you're unable to form a team, please sign up as an individual and we'll do our best to match you with others that sign up individually as well.
Q4. Does it cost money to participate?
No it does not.
Q5. Am I guaranteed to get a spot when I sign up?
Because we have limited capacity, we will review each application to ensure a high quality of participants. You will receive a confirmation within two weeks after signing up. Of course we will do our best to include everyone that is interested to participate.