Welcome to the 2nd edition of the
Hackathon for Peace, Justice and Security

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6 Challenges
The Hague, The Netherlands
14 - 16 june 2019

€15,000 in prize money

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.



Meet our Hackathon challenge owners:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Prize per challenge


Final overall winner

special prize

peer-voted 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. 

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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, justice and secure world. Doing good and doing business forms the very heart and soul of The Hague’s economy.  More and more there is a focus on using new technologies to help accelerate peace, justice and security worldwide. In The Hague we work on ethical and legal challenges surrounding the Internet, big data analytics, artificial intelligence and robotics. Innovative solutions are being developed to protect the world from cyber threats. Social impact and economic success go hand in hand and innovative solutions are being created to effectively address global challenges. 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. Because here, economic success goes hand in hand with social impact. That’s what makes The Hague the ImpactCity.

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let’s get social

Check out our latest updates and more details about the event
on our social media pages.


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.

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