Social Entrepreneurship Hackathon ‘ Socialathon’ 16-18 April 2021

Social entrepreneurship hackathon

The Head of Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation Turkey Network successfully implemented the first activity in the frame of the 'Virtual Marathon for Dialogue in the EuroMed'. The activity 'Socialathon' took place virtually from the 16th to the 18th of April 2021.

This event aimed at boosting young people skills at developing ideas on social entrepreneurship and social innovation in order to find smart and useful solutions to tackle social challenges especially caused by the outburst of the pandemic.
The first day the participants were introduced to the event and how the Hackathon would be organized. For 48 hrs the 9 selected teams worked together with their mentors to develop their ideas.

On 18th of April 2021, at 18.00 all the teams had the chance to make their presentations in front of the distinguished judges. The award ceremony which started with the speech of the Deputy Executive Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation Ms Cristiana Gaita, took place on the 18th April, at 21.00(GTM +3) and the awards delivered were as below:

-First prize (2500 TL) was delivered by General Manager Ambassador Al-Sharif's Spouse, Manal Al-Sharif and won by Team Nr.3

-Second prize (1500 TL) was delivered by the Director of ASBÜSİM Representing the Rector of ASBÜ, Prof.Dr.Erdal Akdeve and won by Team Nr.9

-Third prize (1000 TL) was delivered by the Deputy Director General of EU Affairs, Ülkü Kocaefe and won by Team Nr.5

-ASIGM prize delivered by Secretary-General of Ankara Development Agency, Dr.Cahit Çelik won by Team Nr.10

-Erasmus + Prize delivered by MSc. Esmeralda Kashari (S&G Projects Coordinator) and won by Team Nr.1

To watch the opening ceremony:

For the award ceremony: jGaUo&t=1163s