FINANCIAL & ECONOMIC LITERACY HACKATHON

27 - 30th August 2024 at European Forum Alpbach in Tyrol 2024

ABOUT EUROPEAN FORUM ALPBACH.

Founded

Ever since it was the European Forum Alpbach has focused on building and uniting a strong, democratic and united Europe. The theme of this year's Forum is "Moment of Truth", to address the critical decisions that will shape our world in 2024. With more than 70 elections scheduled worldwide, the year offers a unique opportunity to reflect on the future of democracyglobal governance, and our collective challenges.

Participants

We bring together the most innovative minds from politics, business, civil society, culture and science to find solutions for the most pressing issues in the areas of climate, democracy and rule of law, finance and economy, and security

Nations

In 2023, around 4,200 participants from around 100 nations, including 600 young scholarship holders under 30, came to the picturesque Alpine village Alpbach.

Find out more about the Forum

Matthias Strolz, Facilitator Hackathon and Andreas Treichl, Präsident European Forum Alpbach

Our mission with our Alpbach Hackathon

You have a project or initiative aiming to empower financial and economic literacy focussing on women or socio-economically disadvantaged groups? We support you with sparring, coaching and networking.

That's the question we would like to tackle during the Hackathon, organized by MEGA Bildungsstiftung and Liechtenstein Group from 27th to 30th August 2024 at the European Forum Alpbach. It's about the role of financial and economic literacy in shaping the future. Our mission is to explore and understand the transformative power of education in empowering women and socio-economically disadvantaged groups. 

What's the plan?

The Hackathon concept is designed to foster hands-on collaboration, encouraging the further development of national and international projects in a participatory and interdisciplinary setting. Projects must present a specific growth challenge and will participate in intensive collaboration with national and international experts. They will leverage expertise in finance, economics, education, entrepreneurship, and scaling to develop innovative solutions and strategies.

The Hackathon promises not only intellectual stimulation but also rewards. Two outstanding projects will be awarded in the end a substantial prize of 5,000 Euros each. 

What makes financial and economic literacy essential?

Good financial an economic education is still a privilege that is often reserved for affluent families with high incomes and social status. Young women are also disproportionately affected because finances and financial knowledge still seem to be predominantly a "man's thing." For example, in Austria, there is a pension gap between men and women of around 48% and an asset gap of 30%. 

APPLY AS A PROJECT!

Deadline 7th June 2024

E-Mail Address
First Name
Name
Project
Website
Name & E-Mail Colleague
* Optional
Project Description (max 90 words)
Growth-Challenge

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WHAT WE OFFER.

Reward

Funding for the two best ideas and access to the MEGA growth accelerator program

Tickets & Hotel

As participant of the Hackathon you will receive a 3-day ticket to the European Forum Alpbach 2024 and accomodation between 27th and 30th August. 

Networking

Engage in sparring and networking opportunities with a diverse array of professionals. Throughout the hackathon, we'll assemble bright minds from various backgrounds to foster collaboration and exchange of ideas.

TIMELINE.

Arrival

27th August 2024: Participants arrive during the afternoon. We gather for welcome dinner & event.

Pitch Main Stage

29th August, 18.00: Projects pitch on the main stage, where the audience votes for their favorite. The two winners receive 5,000 Euros each.

Workshop-Setting

28th August 2024: The Hackathon begins in a workshop-style format after breakfast and continues until late afternoon.

Departure

30th August: Until Lunch, participants have the opportunity to engage in the European Forum Alpbach program. Then it's time for check-out & departure

Workshop-Setting

29th August 2024: The Hackathon begins in a workshop-style format after breakfast and continues until late lunch. In the afternoon, participants have the opportunity to engage in the European Forum Alpbach program.

Arrival

27th August 2024: Participants arrive during the afternoon. We gather for welcome dinner & event.

Workshop-Setting

28th August 2024: The Hackathon begins in a workshop-style format after breakfast and continues until late afternoon.

Workshop-Setting

29th August 2024: The Hackathon begins in a workshop-style format after breakfast and continues until late lunch. In the afternoon, participants have the opportunity to engage in the European Forum Alpbach program.

Pitch

29th August, 18.00: Projects pitch on the main stage, where the audience votes for their favorite. The two winners receive 5,000 Euros each.

Departure

30th August: Until Lunch, participants have the opportunity to engage in the European Forum Alpbach program. Then it's time for check-out & departure

ABOUT MEGA EDUCATION FOUNDATION.

The MEGA Education Foundation supports innovative educational initiatives in the two areas of equal opportunities and economic competence, helping them grow with funding, expertise, and visibility. MEGA supports innovative educational projects in Austria with 1 Million Euros annually, brings them to the public eye and accompanies their further development in the MEGA Academy. The MEGA Education Foundation was launched by the B&C Private Foundation and Berndorf Private Foundation with an initial budget of 5.5 million Euros.

The MEGA Education Foundation supports innovative educational initiatives in the two areas of equal opportunities and economic competence, helping them grow with funding, expertise, and visibility. MEGA supports innovative educational projects in Austria with 1 Million Euros annually, brings them to the public eye and accompanies their further development in the MEGA Academy. The MEGA Education Foundation was launched by the B&C Private Foundation and Berndorf Private Foundation with an initial budget of 5.5 million Euros.

ABOUT LIECHTENSTEIN GROUP.

The Liechtenstein Group is owned by the Foundation Prince Liechtenstein and manages and invests in a portfolio of companies, operating globally in the sectors of Agriculture & Food, Forestry, Renewable Energy, and Real Estate. Over generations, we have invested in sustainable and innovative business models. This requires in-depth industry know-how and patient capital – we provide both.

The Liechtenstein Group is owned by the Foundation Prince Liechtenstein and manages and invests in a portfolio of companies, operating globally in the sectors of Agriculture & Food, Forestry, Renewable Energy, and Real Estate. Over generations, we have invested in sustainable and innovative business models. This requires in-depth industry know-how and patient capital – we provide both.

QUESTIONS?

Julia Kernbichler 

Managerin Communications & Marketing 

MEGA Bildungsstiftung 

julia.kernbichler@megabildung.at