Add Your Projects

Do you have any idea for an application or project with civic purpose? This hackathon in Gdańsk is a great occasion to bring it to life. And to meet people who can help you! The sooner you share your idea for a project the more people could see it and join to help, so just fill in the form below. The framework of this hackathon is: 1. Projects are welcome at any stage – from very initial to nearly finished. We know that two days is usually not enough to go from an idea into a ready product, but it’s a unique occasion to meet with mentors from different countries, who can help you to move forward with whatever you need. You will have space for exchanging experience and time for working without distractions. 2. The topic of this hackathone is freedom, solidarity, and democracy. Freedom has two aspects. First of all you can be FREE FROM from abuse, oppression, censorship etc Than, you can be FREE TO realise your potential and needs. No matter what is the current status of democracy in your country, you can always work to improve it. Possible topics for projects include (yet are not limited to):

  • empowering human rights;
  • overcoming censorship;
  • humanitarian disaster response;
  • life loss reduction in the underprivileged regions of the world;
  • government transparency and accountability;
  • parliamentary monitoring and legislative openess;
  • quality of public services;
  • opening and re-use of public data, visualisations and services based on it;
  • empowering citizens;
  • supporting civic engagement and participation;
  • … and whatever YOU find important.

You are free to interpret the topic of the hackathon as you wish, as long as your project does not violate the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. 3. The Jury will evaluate the projects in 3 aspects:

  • usefulness for social good;
  • relevance to the topics of freedom, solidarity, and democracy;
  • realistic cost (financial/time) of development.

The total award pool is 4.000 USD. The Jury will decide how to divide it with the aim to invest in the development of the projects presented at the hackathon. The leaders of the winning projects will be asked to sign an agreement with the Lech Wałęsa Institute defining for what purpose the money will be spent. We can offer a limited number of travel grants and 3 nights accommodation at a hotel in Gdańsk. We do it because we want to support those who can contribute to the aims of the event -have skills and motivation for it. The decisions about distribution of travel grants will be taken by the organizers: Lech Wałęsa Institute, ePaństwo Foundation and Teplitsa – we will evaluate each case individually on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis.   Still wondering if you would like to be a project leader? Just go for it and submit your project idea below. You can always change your description, just send an updated version to