Join the NBS EduWORLD Hackathon: Unleashing Nature-Based Solutions for climate and biodiversity

23 February 2024

Join the NBS EduWORLD Hackathon: Unleashing Nature-Based Solutions for climate and biodiversity

NBS EduWORLD is inviting students from universities across Europe to participate in the upcoming NBS EduWORLD Hackathon, a pioneering two-day event taking place online on 21 and 22 March 2024. Supported by the European Union's Horizon Europe project NBS EduWORLD, this hackathon is dedicated to exploring Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) aimed at combating climate change and biodiversity loss.

Participants will delve into real-world environmental challenges through three distinct case studies set in the City of Belgrade, the City of Genoa, and the Biosphere Reserve area of Moldova. Through a unique virtual game format, attendees will navigate these case studies, gaining invaluable insights into the importance of NBS in addressing pressing environmental issues.

Why participate?

  1. Project showcase: Participants will develop innovative solutions to mitigate environmental challenges identified in the case studies. A jury will select three winning projects, which will be featured on the NBS EduWORLD and UrbanByNature Programme’s resource platforms, granting visibility to a wide audience of practitioners in the field.
  2. Networking and learning opportunities: Four individuals from each winning group will receive funding to attend the NetworkNature annual event on 24-25 September 2024 in Brussels. Here, they will have the chance to deepen their understanding of NBS and network with leading experts in the field.
  3. Interdisciplinary collaboration: The hackathon welcomes students from diverse academic backgrounds, including but not limited to biology, environmental science, political science, urbanism, architecture, IT and digital, agronomy, ecology, civil engineering, earth sciences, and physics. Embracing a holistic approach, the event encourages collaboration between different disciplines to tackle complex environmental challenges effectively.

Who can participate? How to apply?

From bachelor to PhD levels, students enrolled in university programmes across Europe are encouraged to join this inspiring event. However, due to capacity limitations, only 50 to 60 participants can be accommodated. Priority will be given to 3rd year, Master, and PhD students. Fluency in English is a prerequisite for participation.

Do you fit this description? Don't miss this opportunity to contribute to meaningful change and make a difference in the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss. Join the NBS EduWORLD Hackathon and be a part of the solution!

Do you know someone who might find this interesting? Please share this opportunity and encourage them to participate in this impactful event!

Interested students can find more details in the detailed programme and APPLY HERE no later than 11 March 2024.

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NBS EduWORLD is funded by the European Union (Grant Agreement No. 101060525). Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.