Want to solve real-world problems and build a better future??

NESHack is your chance to tackle real-world challenges in sustainability, digital empowerment, and habitat solutions. We’re looking for participants, older than 18 years old, with relevant skills or a burning interest in these areas:

  • Sustainability: Got green solutions brewing? We want your eco-innovation!
  • Digital: Tech skills for good? Join the team and create a brighter future!
  • Entrepreneurship: Ready to turn your ideas into reality? This is your launchpad!

We Welcome a Crew as Diverse as Our Challenges:

  • From rural areas: Share your unique perspectives.
  • Between jobs: Level up your skills and explore new horizons.
  • Seasoned Professionals: Bring your expertise to the table and mentor the next generation.
  • Freelancers & Short-Term Contract Workers: Flexibility and fresh ideas are in!
  • Micro-Entrepreneurs: Your flexibility and know-how are valuable assets.
  • Social Changemakers: Let’s create a positive impact together.
  • Young Innovators: Develop your skills and chart your career path.
  • EU Citizens: Share your diverse experiences for a greener future.

Don’t have a team? No problem! Register anyway and we’ll connect you with a fantastic crew. No one gets left behind at NESHack!!!

Want to know more about the registration criteria, check it here.

There are two ways to participate in NESHack:


NESHack organizers will assign you to a group based on your skills, interests, location and the needs of existing teams. This option is ideal for participants who want to join a diverse team and contribute their expertise to a specific project.


Groups of participants (minimum of 2 members and maximum of 4) can register together as a team. Each group should designate a team leader who will be the primary point of contact for communication with the organizers. This option is suitable for pre-formed teams who wish to collaborate on a specific project idea during the Hackathon.

In addition, your team should encourage these preferences:

Requirements Description

Skills and Expertise

At least one of the team members should demonstrate B2 level of English and digital skills (no certificate needed). In addition, members should have some domain-specific knowledge in areas such as sustainability, digitalisation and Habitat related-sector.

Age and Educational Background

Participants with ages above 45 years are encouraged. There is no specific educational background or professional expertise required, but it will be positive to have previous training in the habitat sector.


Gender diversity will be promoted.


Living or working in rural areas will be considered as preferential.


Participants who work or have worked in the habitat sector will be considered preferably.

Want to know more about the registration criteria, check it here.


At the NESHack, we are committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive, and collaborative environment where all participants can thrive. To ensure a positive and rewarding experience for everyone, we ask all participants to adhere to the following code of conduct.

All the participants will sign a comprehensive form to disclose any potential conflicts of interest before participating in the NESHack as well as their adherence to the code of conduct of the event.

Respectful Behaviour:

  • Treat all participants, mentors, judges, organizers, and Consortium partners with respect and professionalism.
  • Embrace diversity and inclusivity, valuing different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.

Collaborative Environment:

  • Foster a spirit of collaboration and teamwork, supporting fellow participants and contributing positively to group dynamics.
  • Share knowledge, ideas, and resources openly to enhance collective learning and problem-solving.


  • Maintain a high standard of professionalism in all interactions and communications during NESHack.
  • Avoid engaging in disruptive or offensive behaviour that may detract from the hackathon experience.

Ethical Conduct:

  • Uphold ethical standards and integrity in all aspects of the hackathon, including idea development, project execution, and presentations.
  • Participants must create original work during the hackathon and refrain from plagiarizing or copying the work of others. Any use of third-party assets or open-source code must be properly attributed and documented.
  • Respect intellectual property rights and confidentiality agreements related to shared information and resources.

Inclusive Environment:

  • Create an inclusive and welcoming space for all participants, regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.
  • Report any instances of discrimination, harassment, or misconduct to the organizing committee promptly.

Safety and Well-being:

  • Prioritize the safety and well-being of all participants, both online and during in-person interactions.
  • Follow health and safety guidelines provided by the organizers to ensure a comfortable and secure environment.

Compliance with Rules:

  • Adhere to all rules, guidelines, and instructions provided by the organizing committee throughout the hackathon.
  • Seek clarification or assistance from organizers if unsure about any aspect of participation.

Positive Engagement:

  • Engage in constructive discussions and feedback sessions, offering supportive and actionable input to fellow participants.
  • Celebrate achievements and contributions of peers, fostering a culture of encouragement and appreciation.

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