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5 Challenges
The Hague, The Netherlands
17 and 18 November 2018

€17,500 in prize money

The Municipality of The Hague invites you to hack for Peace, Justice and Security. Use your skills to help organisations such as NATO, the International Criminal Court and the Red Cross to solve real world problems. Work with teams to understand interesting data sets and build solutions for global challenges.


Challenge Owners

Meet the Hackathon Challenge Owners:

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Red Cross + 510

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is a global humanitarian network that helps those facing disaster, conflict, health and social problems.

Rode Kruis is the National Red Cross of The Netherlands. 510 is an initiative of Rode Kruis which looks at how data can be used to improve humanitarian work.



The NCIA is NATO’s Communication and Information Agency. It has been a part of NATO for more than 60 years and has supported programmes such as Missile Defence, Air Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Cyber Security.  Today, its primary mission is to lead NATO’s digital endeavours and operates as the lead for NATO’s data science activities. 

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International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is an international, intergovernmental tribunal which investigates and prosecutes the gravest international crimes of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression.

World vision

World Vision

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. 

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Asser Institute

The Asser Institute is an inter-university institute for international law. It fulfils an important role in undertaking fundamental and independent policy-oriented research and providing a platform for international cooperation and partnering in fields of law at the cutting edge of academia and practice.




First place


Second place


third place

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. 

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Location: The Hague Tech

Juliana van Stolberglaan 10, The Hague



Mirjam van Reisen

Prof. Dr.
Mirjam van Reisen

Professor of International Relations, Innovation and Care and Professor of Computing for Society

Irakli Beridze

Irakli Beridze

Head and founder of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, UNICRI, United Nations. 

PROF. DR. Valerie Frissen? :)

Prof. DR.
Valerie Frissen

Professor of ICT and Social Change and Managing Director of the SIDN Fund

Taco Ekkel

Taco Ekkel

Partner at Q42. Creative technologist who likes to scale. Hands-on geek.

Devin Krotman

Devin Krotman

Director of Global Learning XPRIZE and IBM Watson AI XPRIZE.


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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 on Saturday November 17th?

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 one week after signing up. Of course we will do our best to include everyone that is interested to participate.

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