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Do you have a solution to fight election disinformation?

Win €300,000 to accelerate your project!

13 September 2024 

Google Paris, 8 Rue de Londres, 75009 Paris, France

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Propose solutions to fight election disinformation and accelerate your ideas! Join our 12h Hackathons and get insights from high level experts!

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Hackathons across Europe

1 Aug 2024 - Announcement of the 10 selected Nonprofits

13 Sept 2024 - Paris Hackathon - 10k EUR awarded to the 2 winners

Coming soon - Hackathon #2 - 10k EUR awarded to the 2 winners

Coming soon - Hackathon #3 - 10k EUR awarded to the 2 winners

Coming soon - Hackathon #4 - 10k EUR awarded to the 2 winners

The Final - 260k EUR awarded to the TOP 3 winners nonprofits

Selection Criteria

Five criteria will be used to select proposals and throughout the competition:

Significance

Does your project adhere to our mission? The proposed project directly tackles the issue of disinformation in electoral processes by providing specific solutions, tools, or strategies. Additionally the project proposed is expected to have a lasting impact outside of the project’s scope and timeframe. (examples: to combat the spread of misinformation in the context of elections, fact-check claims, educate voters on identifying reliable sources).

Innovation

Is your project innovative in the European context? New and innovative ways, techniques, and programmes that serve as tools and solutions to tackle misinformation related to elections. The proposed solutions should demonstrate originality, creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking in addressing the challenges of disinformation.

Technological Aspects

What technology does your project leverage? The use of technology will be a key aspect. For instance, design, functionality, infrastructure, platform, security and instruments, technology enables solutions to be easily adopted and impactful. A special attention will be given to projects/solutions that include an AI element into its technology, however this is not mandatory.

Team

Can your team make it happen? The unique efforts, performance, and dynamics within your team (and/or consortium) and how effectively you work together to achieve top results. Capacity to conceive technical solutions. The team showcases a diverse set of complementary skills, including nonprofits impact, project management, political and media background coupled with the ability to manage and implement technology.

Viability

Can your project last beyond our grant? The ease with which the project can be replicated on a larger scale. The overall technical, financial, and social feasibility of the project will be assessed. The specificity and feasibility of financial and timing considerations will also be evaluated.

Awards Distribution

At the end of each of the 4 Hackathons

2 nonprofits will win 5k EUR each, for a total of 40k EUR awarded.

 

At The Final

  1. The 8 winners of the 4 hackathons will be invited to attend The Final

  2. The 1st ranked at The Final will be awarded 150k EUR in cash and 50k EUR worth of Acceleration Programme lasting 8 months

  3. The 2nd ranked at The Final  will be awarded 20k  EUR in cash and a 10k EUR worth of Acceleration Programme

  4. The 3rd ranked at The Final will be awarded 20k EUR in cash and a 10k EUR worth of Acceleration Programme

* 70% of the Grants to be assigned before the Acceleration Programme

* 30% of the Grants to be assigned at the end of the Acceleration Programme

General Terms & Conditions for Participation

Resources

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ThinkYoung is a not-for-profit organisation, aiming to make the world a better place for young people by involving them in decision-making processes and providing decision-makers with high-quality research on youth conditions. ThinkYoung conducts studies and surveys, makes advocacy campaigns, writes policy proposals, and develops education programmes: up to date, ThinkYoung projects have reached over 800,000 young people. We have offices in Brussels, Geneva, Hong Kong and Nairobi. ThinkYoung has 12 years of experience working to empower students all over the world with needs-tailored programmes such as the ThinkYoung Coding School and the ThinkYoung Entrepreneurship School.

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Google.org, Google's philanthropy, supports nonprofits that address humanitarian issues and apply scalable, data-driven innovation to solving the world's biggest challenges. We accelerate their progress by connecting them with a unique blend of support that includes funding, products, and technical expertise from Google volunteers. We engage with these believers-turned-doers who make a significant impact on the communities they represent, and whose work has the potential to produce meaningful change. We want a world that works for everyone—and we believe technology and innovation can move the needle in four key areas: education, economic opportunity, inclusion and crisis response.

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