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DigiEduHack 2024

Seize the opportunity, let's support people-driven digital transformation in education together!

Get ready: the 5th edition of DigiEduHack will take place 8-17 Nov 2024!

What is DigiEduHack ?

DigiEduHack is an EU initiative that aims to foster grassroots innovation, collaboration and creativity and to drive positive change in digital education.

This initiative opens up a world of exciting opportunities for learning, collaboration and innovation. Are you an organisation interested in hosting a local event, a student, educator or entrepreneur, or a digital education enthusiast who wants to join a hack? DigiEduHack offers a unique space where you can unleash your creativity and explore the latest trends and technologies in digital education.

At DigiEduHack, you have the chance to participate in dynamic local events, connect with a diverse community of like-minded individuals and showcase your skills and talent on a global stage. DigiEduHack is the perfect place for anyone who wants to stay ahead of the curve and shape the future of education in the digital age.

How does it work?
DigiEduHack is a series of 24-hour grassroots local hackathons taking place over a period of ten days, between the 8 and 17 November 2024. Whether in Europe or elsewhere around the globe, participants come together to create solutions to diverse digital education-related challenges.

DigiEduHack started in 2019, as part of the first Digital Education Action Plan of the European Commission. For its first five editions, it gathered nearly 10 000 participants from Europe and beyond. The initiative continues under the Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027, with a long-term goal to support grassroots innovation and contribute to the objectives of the European Digital Education Hub.

Looking for inspiration and a glimpse of what it's like to be part of the DigiEduHack community? Check out the links below to dive into past editions and learn from those who have already made their mark.

Annual theme

Imagining the digital education of the future

In today’s rapidly digitalising world, cultivating strong digital literacy and skills and keeping up to date with the new trends is no longer optional – it’s essential. 

Digitalisation has profoundly impacted various spheres of society, including education, prompting teachers and other education experts to reevaluate their teaching methods and embrace emerging technologies.  

Nowadays, not only is it important to understand, use, and promote these new technologies, this way redesigning and improving the education landscape, but also to connect people, to help and learn from each other and create a sense of community.   

Don’t wait any longer and join the DigiEduHack initiative to participate to this global effort and to build new opportunities for digital education. Let’s imagine together the digital education of the future! 


Access and Availability

Learning Spaces and Pedagogies

The Learning Experience

Individual Competences

Organisational Capability

Well-being in Digital Education

Emerging Technologies for Education

Data-Driven Education



Four teams have the opportunity to become DigiEduHack Global Awards winners! Interested in learning more? Explore our DigiEduHack Global Awards page.

Discover the Awards


We know that effective governance is key to ensuring the success of any initiative, which is why we work with two teams of excellent thinkers to guide, help and advise us every step of the way.

Our Steering Group members and our National Ambassadors Network play a crucial role in making sure our initiative has as big an impact as possible.

And we don't just rely on their expertise behind the scenes – our governance members are active participants in our events and programmes, helping us create a truly collaborative and innovative community.

Meet our governance bodies!

Steering Group

Who are they?

A team of experts with a wide range of backgrounds. They come from educational institutions and research institutes, student organisations, NGOs and the private sector.

They are previous hosts or participants and representatives from the organisations leading the initiative. These brilliant minds have come together to guide and support the development and execution of the Digital Education Hackathon.

What do they do?

Our team of experts are the heart of this year's edition, and contribute to a wide range of actions:

  • They offer advice, expertise and guidance on key aspects of the initiative, to ensure its successful implementation.
  • As experts in their field, they share their insights and participate in key events and contribute to learning opportunities for hosts and participants.
  • They are passionate about spreading the word and helping us communicate the benefits of DigiEduHack to as many people as possible.
  • They help us recognise the most innovative and impactful solutions from around the world. They are the people responsible for evaluating local winning solutions and identifying the finalists for our Global Awards.

Be inspired by their passion for digital education.

Discover the Steering Group members!


Who are they?

The Network of National Ambassadors is a new group made up of highly skilled individuals with extensive expertise in digital education, who have a deep understanding of the digital education ecosystem in their country and top-class networks at the national level.

More information coming soon!

What do they do?

They're the go-to individuals in your country, contributing to a diverse array of activities: 

  • They're the matchmakers between participants and hosts of challenges at local level.
  • They are a focal point of communication and dissemination of information in a specific region.
  • They participate actively in communication activities, and contribute to increasing visibility of the Digital Education Hackathon in their countries.

Do you need guidance or have questions about the DigiEduHack challenges in your region? See the list of Ambassadors and get in touch with yours!

Discover the National Ambassadors Network

Previous editions


4th edition: Putting people at the center of digital education

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3rd edition: Digital education for a sustainable world

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2nd edition: Digital learning in the context of COVID-19

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1st edition: The future of education in the digital age

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