Bevagna Digital Fest
4 - 7 July - Bevagna
Social Hackathon Umbria

Discover #SHU2024

The first Social Hackathon in Umbria
4-7 July

4 days of events between innovation and digital fun

The Social Hackathon Umbria 2024 (#SHU2024) is organised by the European Grants International Academy (EGInA), in collaboration with the Italian National Institute for Health – Health Humanities Lab and the Crowddreaming Hackadmy Lab Foligno 4D (CRHACK LAB F4D), and it aims to develop the digital skills of young people through preparatory trainings to a Hackathon aimed at the co-creation of innovative digital solutions that can enhance individuals and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

#SHU2024 envisages a four-day Hackathon, Workshops, Exhibitions and Laboratories, from 4 to 7 July 2024 in the splendid setting of the medieval village of Bevagna. a perfect synthesis of the typical good living of the Umbria Region. More than 300 participants from around the world will share their views on three wellbeing-related topic areas: physical, mental and social. In the coming weeks we will select the most relevant ideas that can be developed by teams of up to 8 members led by an experienced team manager. During the 48-hour hackathon, teams will be able to create a pitch, prototype or product to present in front of a panel of experts.

  • Challenges

    of digital co-creation for the implementation of innovative digital solutions to promote wellbeing in all its forms

  • development projects

    selected on the basis of innovation, impact, feasibility and transferability criteria.

  • Side-events

    organised during the 4-day Hackathon to learn more about the world of technological and digital innovation linked to sustainable development


    granted to the participants to develop one of the selected projects.


#SHU2024 aims to develop the digital skills of youth and adults through preparatory training for a Hackathon to co-create innovative digital solutions to promote wellness in all its forms and facilitate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

The hackathon is the main event of SHU2024 and will see teams of 8-10 participants, coordinated by an experienced mentor, confront each other through the co-creation of digital solutions and projects that respond to three thematic challenges linked by the key word: WELLNESS

To be eligible for SHU2024, projects may focus on the development of any type of digital service or product (e.g., App, Web Portal, Digital Games, etc.), refer to one or more of the SDGs, and foster at least one of the following dimensions of Well-Being:
Physical Wellbeing

Propose a digital solution that supports lifestyle choices and behaviors related to rest, balanced diet, physical activity, hygiene, and relaxation to achieve optimal functioning.

Mental Wellbeing

Propose a digital solution that helps reduce risk, build resilience, and create supportive environments for mental health by overcoming language barriers and enabling creative processes.

Social Wellbeing

Propose a digital solution that supports individuals and organizations to share, develop and sustain meaningful relationships with others for a more equitable, inclusive and diverse society.


Do you have an idea or project that responds to SHU2024's well-being challenges, but lack the resources to implement them?

Apply by Friday, May 24 and become part of one of the teams that will try their hand at implementing digital co-creation projects in Bevagna from July 4-7, 2024!

the jury

Digital projects developed during #SHU2024 will be evaluated by
Emma Pietrafesa
Emma Pietrafesa
Researcher and communicator in the field of new technologies, member of Stati Generali dell’Innovazione
Amalia Egle Gentile
Amalia Egle Gentile
Head of the Laboratory of Health Humanities at the Superior Institute of Health
Gilda Esposito
Gilda Esposito
President and co-founder of the University of Florence spin-off MoCa Future Designers
Sabrina Grigolo
Sabrina Grigolo
Erasmus+ Ambassador for EDA and expert patient at EUPATI Academy
Veronica Mobilio
Veronica Mobilio
Head of Research at Fondazione per la Scuola, Compagnia di San Paolo
Alessio di Addezio
Alessio di Addezio
Consultant and teambuilder on issues of Environmental and Social Sustainability
Francesco Marchionni
Francesco Marchionni
Presidential advisor with responsibility for health and well-being of the National Youth Council
Serena Angioli
Serena Angioli
Head of Projects and Programs Area of the National Youth Agency