This publication created at the ‘Liberal Hack 2022’ aims put forward concrete liberal policies which would benefit the digitalisation of the European Union as a whole.
The concept of hackathons can be traced back to software engineering, where the ultimate goal is to create a functioning product through sprint-like designs by the end of a short period, usually 24 to 48 hours. In the case of the ELF Event ‘Liberal Hack 2022’, held in Vienna from 28 to 30 October 2022, the aim was to come up with concrete liberal policies which would benefit the digitalisation of the European Union as a whole.
The Liberal Hack 2022 aims to challenge the young liberal participants to explore how the EU can become a global leader in a fair and democratic digitalisation process, while being competitive and developing cutting-edge technology. A hackathon with four teams of young liberals from all over Europe discussed proposals for a safe, liberal and digitised environment in Europe, focusing on four key technologies that will potentially bring a significant social transformation: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT). They focused on one specific technology and challenge to find an actionable policy solution.