At the start of Germany’s EU Council Presidency, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety is hosting a European hackathon on environmental data with participants from all over Europe. A high-level jury will select the best ideas, which will then be promoted through monitoring and financial support. The event which was kicked off by State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth and EU Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius on Friday, 10 July, will take place in a virtual format.