We would like to inform you that the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) has launched the 4th edition of the regional competition event – Balkathon, trademark online competition for the best digital ideas and solutions from the Western Balkans.

At Balkathon 4.0 we focus on:

  • Sustainable Tourism (sustainable mobility, sustainable fashion and performance arts, etc.)
  • Green Economy (renewable energy, green buildings, sustainable transport, water management, waste management, or land management)
  • Entrepreneurship (web3 business ideas, AI-based entrepreneurial business ideas, customer services, predictive analysis, automated Data Entry, e-services & digital tools)

The short-listed teams will have the opportunity to get a two-day mentoring programme with experienced experts, chance to implement their solution in the Western Balkans region and win one of the six awards from the 60.000 EUR award pool. We will award six winning ideas – two in the each of the categories with 10.000 EUR.

The registration process will be open until 13 September 2023.

The competition will be linked with the most important digital event in the WB region – Digital Summit, and the final competition event will be held on 3 October 2023.

For more information on registration and requirements please see on link: https://rcc.int/balkathon.

We encourage young people to apply and see this competition as an opportunity to realize their ideas.