The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) is organizing the first online competition of the Western Balkan ‘Balkathon’ in order to encourage digital, innovative and practical business solutions. Balkathon is looking for innovative ideas in the field of smart tourism, digital learning platforms and online payment solutions.

It will support the best ideas for the development of innovative digital solutions in the amount of 10,000 EUR.

The goal of the online regional competition is to help Western Balkan citizens and businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 virus pandemic that hit them in the first quarter of 2020, as well as to increase their resilience to similar global challenges.

Participants in the Balkathon competition will have the opportunity to work with mentors who will be assigned to them depending on the topic they choose.

Applications are open from 1st July to 12th July 2020, until 12 noon CET. The awards ceremony will be held online on 16st July.

Balkathon is funded by the European Union and implemented by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC).

All information about Balkathon can be found at: