Invitation for participation of the Public Sector Innovation Network in the Innovation Marathon "EKDDA Gov 5.0 Hackathon"

The General Secretariat for Human Resources of the Public Sector, actively participates and supports the event of the Innovation Marathon, organized by the National Center for Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA) entitled "EKDDA Gov 5.0 Hackathon".

The event, "EKDDA Gov 5.0 Hackathon" is scheduled for 19 - 20 February 2022 and will take place in hybrid form. Participants will be able to have a physical presence at the EKDDA (Piraeus 211, Tavros) while remote video conferencing tools will also be used.

The Innovation Marathon "EKDDA Gov 5.0 Hackathon", has as its initial goal the mobilization of the innovation community, through the cooperation of public bodies and the interaction of public administration and local government officials. The event is expected to contribute to the creation of original and innovative applications, which promote the transformation of the public sector, making management more efficient and improving the quality of services to citizens. The collaboration of users and partners in the formulation of solutions and the creation of prototypes are key elements of the innovation development process, as highlighted by the Innovation Development Model.


The Innovation and Best Practices Department of the Directorate of Strategic Planning and Innovation of the Ministry of Interior, supports the action in two phases as follows:

  1. a) Coordination of the presentation of innovation practices in the field of transformation of public organizations, at the Open Day event which took place on December 21, 2021. At the event, ideas emerged, which can be adopted by the participants in the Innovation Marathon and,
  2. b) Participation in the Innovation Marathon and in particular in the process of mentoring the innovation teams that will participate as well as communication of the event in the innovation community of the Greek public administration.

Members of the Public Sector Innovation Network, who are the community of innovation of public organizations representing their Body, can participate in the event, actively in the following ways:

As observers of the Innovation Marathon, watching most of its work online. More information about the event monitoring link will be sent in the coming days to those members of the network who show interest in attending.

In the mentoring process, supporting the teams that will participate in the Innovation Marathon. Those interested in participating in the mentoring process will be sent more information on the team support methodology in the coming days.

Participation in the event is an opportunity for executives participating in the public sector innovation network, to acquire new knowledge and skills so as then to support similar innovation actions in their public organization. Innovation community executives will also gain access to new ideas they can propose and adopt in the future as innovation projects.


More about the Innovation Marathon and detailed information about the program can be found at:


Deadline for expression of interest: Friday 18/02/2022 at 16:00 in the form created here.



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