Eight CPS and Political Science students to participate in NATO 2030 Policy Hackathon

We are pleased to announce that eight students from Centre for Peace Studies and Department of Social Sciences (ISV) will be participating in the week-long NATO 2030 Policy Hackathon, which begins on Friday. The hackathon will furnish around 100 students from 10 highly esteemed universities, including UiT, with the opportunity to brainstorm and discuss diverse policy ideas with policymakers and eminent experts from across the world. It contributes towards bridging the gulf between policymaking and the academia. The event will culminate with the students making critical policy pitches to a jury comprising senior NATO officials as well as leading experts. We wish our students the best of luck!

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Official Hackathon logo Foto: NATO webpage
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Trunova, Ekaterina ekaterina.trunova@uit.no Førstekonsulent
Publisert: 28.01.21 09:57 Oppdatert: 28.01.21 14:17
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The Policy Hackathon will look into how to realize innovative ideas on NATO’s future. Its results will be presented to the NATO leadership through policy pitches at the February 4th public event with the NATO leadership. The group with the best policy pitch will be invited to work further on their idea. This may culminate with them presenting it at the NATO Engages event taking place on the margins of the meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government in 2021.

 The goal of this exercise is to involve diverse groups working together to co- create fresh policy ideas and recommendations, using innovative policy design techniques. They will also rely on a sounding board of experts who provide feedback and point the students to key areas in tackling their respective policy challenges. Each group will take on one of the five areas being tackled in the hackathon, which are:

 NATO’s role in defending and re-shaping a values-based international order

  • Building resilience against economic security risks
  • Protecting Populations in Modern-Day Conflicts
  • Next steps in Allied technology cooperation
  • Reducing military carbon emissions


The participating universities are:

  • Charles University (Czech Republic)
  • Harvard University (US)
  • Freie Universitaet (Germany)
  • Kings College London (UK)
  • SciencesPo (France)
  • Simon Fraser University (Canada)
  • Johns Hopkins University (US)
  • Portucalense University (Portugal)
  • UiT- the Arctic University of Norway (Norway)
  • University of Vilnius (Lithuania)

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Trunova, Ekaterina ekaterina.trunova@uit.no Førstekonsulent
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