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Participants at FYEG’s Summer Camp will take part in an intense, goal-orientated and teamwork-based Hackathon on Social Rights!

Event Background

Summer Camp & GEF Hackathon

Green European Foundation partner Federation of Young European Greens is organising the Summer Camp “Our Social Rights – Our Future!” that will take place from 22 – 28 July 2019 in Serbia. GEF will support the Summer Camp and organise a hackathon that will take place on 25 and 26 July.

The summer camp will consist of five full days exploring different tools and platforms Young Greens can use to campaign and advocate for social rights. Participants will leave the summer camp with practical skills to use and share in their local contexts and on European level.

The aims of the summer camp are:

  • To understand how social rights apply to specific topics – including regional specificities, a just transition towards a sustainable society, and gender aspects.
  • To determine which tools to use for a campaign/advocacy depending on the cause and context, and how to apply these tools with limited resources.
  • To equip participants with the skills needed to carry out hackathons in their local regions.

About the Event

Hackathon – an intense, sprint-like, goal-oriented, small teamwork-based activity. Hackathon is a period of 36h when participants can plan, design and carry out their own mini-projects in small teams. The teams will be composed of young people – participants and guests – with different skills and backgrounds: activists, young advocates, lawyers, and programmers.


The programme will be based on the principles of non-formal education and intercultural learning. We strive for an active, inclusive environment for direct communication and sharing of knowledge. The summer camp will balance the dynamism of the hackathon with interactive discussions and reflections for participants to develop their practical and theoretical knowledge of social rights in an supportive and informal environment.

Participants will already be familiar with social rights and issues facing young people through the other activities of the summer camp.

The participants will identify their particular interests and choose one problem that they want to find a solution for. Forming teams of three-four, they will spend the next 40 hours designing an innovative solution to their chosen problem.

The session will start with a small teambuilding and sharing expectations excercise, as well as determining routine and agreeing breaks amongst the teams.

The hackathon will be participant-led, with monitoring from the prep-team who can offer guidance where needed.

The goal of the hackathon is to not necessarily have a concrete solution to the challenge posed, but to have developed ideas in how to approach the issues and work collectively and creatively towards solutions. Partiticipants will hone their practical skills by putting their ideas into reality.


Language: The main language of this activity will be English.

Successful applicants to the FYEG Summer Camp will be notified by 5 June. Stay tuned for more information on the Summer Camp coming soon. 


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