Shaping the Future – Creative and Cultural Industries Hackathon, November 13th

10.09.2019 |

NDCP and the Russian Ministry of Culture have joined forces to hold Shaping the Future, the first Creative and Cultural Industries hackathon in St. Petersburg on November 13th.

The event will be open to participants passionate about making the world better through innovative problem-solving and who want to contribute towards shaping a more inclusive world.

The central theme of the hackathon is sustainability – a key to form a future we all want to live in and leave behind for the next generations. The participants will aim to build practical solutions that solve real issues through a creative approach, developing projects within the following three sectors: livable cities, circular economy and diversity. 

Sustainable projects focus on reducing negative human impact, solving social challenges, ensuring healthy ecosystems and livable environments, creating more ethical products, as well as adjusting individual lifestyles. The hackathon will challenge the participants to offer and develop ideas that enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations.

The one-day hackathon in St.Petersburg will gather up to 80 attendees from several countries. The participants will focus on building innovative solutions with a sustainable approach with the help of experienced mentors, who will offer workshops, as well as guidance and help throughout the process. 

To take part in the one-day hackathon, apply here: The hackathon is open to individuals at least 18 years old, resident in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia or Sweden. No other restrictions apply. Up to 80 participants will be selected from applications. Participation in the hackathon is free of charge, and the organizers will cover travel and accommodation costs, as well as assist in organizing participants' travel visa (if necessary).

Creative and Cultural Industries hackathon Shape the Future is organized as the VI International Forum by the Russian Ministry of Culture jointly with the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (NDPC).

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