What are the challenges ?
Organisers have identified four challenges which are up for discussion during the online hackathon and for which new ideas and policy approches are developed. Each challenge will be tackled by a team of participants led by a team coordinator.
Challenge 1 :
What role and responsibilities for business ? What elements for a framework designed to support enterprises conributing to a prosperous Europe ?
Challenge 2 :
How to ensure that social market economy is closely linked to democracy, values, fundamental rights and freedoms ?
Challenge 3 :
What role for ECB and other European institutions and organisations in a refitted Economic and Monetary Union ?
Challenge 4 :
How to steer trade policy so that it mutually benefits eonomies and societies globally ?
What tasks for mentors ?
Each of the four challenges includes one acknowledged, liberal minded expert in the relevant policy area, who acts as mentor. Mentors support the team with their expertise and experience during the process of developing new ideas and policy approaches for a social market economy in the 21st century.
Mentors hold a 10 minutes keynote at the beginning of the hackathon. Hence, they provide a thematic impulse to their respective team. Mentors follow their team’s discussion during the course of the hackathon. They actively engage and give feedback at specific times foreseen in the programme.
What tasks for team coordinators ?
Each of the four teams is led by a team coordinator, who serves as contact person to participants of his/her team. Team coordinators structure the debate and make sure that the discussion is goal oriented. They are responsible for time keeping. The Team coordinators may pitch the team’s ideas and policy approaches at the end of the hackathon. After the event, the coordinators produce a policy brief, based on the team’s pitch.
How much time do I have to invest ?
The hackathon will start on Friday, 19 June, in the late afternoon and will end on Saturday, 20 June 2020 in the early afternoon. Whereas mentors’ obligations are scheduled on Friday (keynote) and Saturday (two scheduled feedback engagements with their teams), team coordinators are requested to fulfill their tasks throughout the entire hackathon as well as thereafter (delivery of paper).