What are the benefits

Through the upscaling of the Social Hackathon Umbria (#SHU), the project will achieve the following benefits:

1. Widen the educational contexts and actors involved: Social Hackademy will create partnerships and synergies among actors from the non-formal sector, including public libraries, NGOs, CSOs, and schools, universities, business, public authorities, etc. through the establishment of “Social Hackademy Labs” and the organisation of the Social hackathon in 4 European countries to provide digital skills training to young people from disadvantaged background.

2. Increase the number of target groups to be directly involved in project activities: trainers (e-facilitators, trainers, youth workers etc.) from 4 partner organisations which will act as piloting partners; and young people (age 16-29) from disadvantaged background that will benefit from the methodology in 4 countries by participating an innovative training blended course and hackathon that will allow the good practice to spread among the target group at local and national level.

3. Augment the participating regions/countries and adding a component of policy reach and influence activities (from local to European level). This dimension involves covering new geographical contexts by implementing the project activities in new regions (4 European countries: Croatia, Greece, France and Italy) as well as implementing specific activities to influence policies at local, regional, national and European level (collect evidence to develop informed policy recommendations and organise a project policy event at the European Parliament). The project will establish and stimulate the creation of a European learning community of different actors interested in the #hackAD methodology and resources. Moreover, this dimension involves an extensive dissemination and exploitation of project results at local, national and European level: #hackAD project will also increase the number of countries outside the partnership where the practices will be disseminated through international events and channels, thanks to the participation of EU-wide networks both in the Partnership and among the associate partners.