On March 31st and April 1st, in the Luiss Enlabs headquarters, in Via Marsala 29H, the third Italian edition of Techfugees, an international initiative launched in 2015 by Mike Butcher, editor of TechCrunch, will involve developers and digital artists with the aim of bringing together the technological world and the non-profit organization one, in order to find solutions to the crisis of migrants in Europe.

The challenge of Techfugees Rome will be to find innovative ways to engage the millennials on issues related to migrants. The participants will work on projects that promote the reduction of cultural barriers, improving the flow of information both from migrants towards them, and integration initiatives. The event will be supported by UNICEF Italy and Facebook, as main partners. UNICEF will give to participants a briefing on refugees and migrants crisis to indicate the most urgent problems, in terms of integration and information flow; while Facebook will provide the full range of tools available on its platforms dedicated to developers.

The hackathon will be held on March 31st and April 1st, in the headquarters of LUISS ENLABS, a 5000sqm innovation hub inside Termini Station. On Friday night, after a kick-off session, the challenges will be launched. Participants will have the whole night of Friday and Saturday morning to complete the projects, which will be presented to the jury on Saturday evening.

Facebook will offer to the winning project: credits to be used as advertising on Facebook, a journey in one of its offices and access to FBStart, Facebook’s global program that helps startups to create and grow their business.

A great event for a great purpose: we look forward to seeing you all there!