The EU-Africa Post Crisis Journey is an online hackathon program, that aims to find innovative solutions to socio-economic problems that have been further escalated by the outburst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All the challenges tackled in this program are put together in collaboration with the African Union and Smart Africa and are in line with the Africa-Europe Digital Economy Partnership Report and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

The program is put together in collaboration with Estonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Development Cooperation and African Union, Irish Aid, Luxembourg Aid and Development and Polish Aid and implemented by Garage48 and Smart Africa.

They are seeking inspiring and innovative ideas in the following 11 topic areas: Education, food security, Job Security, Vulnerable Populations, Health & Wellness, Financial Services, Big Data, Cyber Security, Digital Economy, e-Governance, and Smart Cities in Africa. Their aim is to engage 10,000 passionate tech-savvy and socially conscious problem solvers, 300 mentors, and 500 community organizations across Africa and Europe.


The Winning teams will get their hands on a 

  • 100,000 € prize fund (Winner 20 000€, 2nd place 15 000€, 3rd place 10 000€, 4th place 5000€, 5th place 5000€, 6th place – 10th place – 2000€ each and 3000€ for each of the category winners!
  • Opportunity to develop their prototypes further in the follow-up program of the hackathon, and implement their world-changing ideas in real life.


They are looking for:

Passionate project managers and idea owners, developers, designers, business developers, marketing gurus, and field experts on education, health, human resources, ethics and human rights, green tech and sustainability, governance, digital economy, cybersecurity, and data. 

If you have a special skill that isn’t listed here and you feel like you could make a difference – you are more than welcome to register.

How to Apply 

To apply to submit your ideas by visiting 

And click “Participate” at the hackathon platform and sign up or sign in with your social media profile. Click “Post Idea” to submit your idea to the hackathon.


The deadline for idea submission is 27th November 2020.

For more information visit