From June 22-24, EYA invited people with all kinds of backgrounds (programmers, game designers, artists, business students or others interested in being innovative and creating something new) to plan, design and create social games or apps together in 48 hours.

The first EYA Social Hackathon in Vienna was two and a half days long and took place at the headquaters of IBM Austria. The goal? To design and create first prototypes of games and apps focussing on the most current European challenge: the refugee movement, migration, integration and inclusion (EYA Special Category 2016).

Find all the pictures for day one and day two of the event in our Facebook page!

Check out the awesome projects which have been developed:

find THE doctor

Producers: Omar Alaloosi, Taghrid Elashkr

Platform: A hybrid mobile application


Refugees and other people often have problems finding a doctor with whom they can communicate. The language barrier is a difficult obstacle to overcome.

Solution: find THE doctor

This brand new mobile application allows individuals to find a doctor who can speak their language. The application allows users to access information about specific doctors including their address, telephone number, and hours of operation. The application is location-based so users can easily find doctors near them.

Additionally, they can use the app to find pharmacies in order to obtain proper medication. People prefer to choose characteristics about their doctor. Our application allows you to select their skill set, gender, and age. Using our easy application will help you find the best doctor!

Make my Home

Producers: Roberto Arrucha, Mehdi Bizolm, Robert Živković

Platform: Bluemix

Short description:

Collect points, unlock badges and get rewards by getting integrated in a new country and facilitate integration for immigrants!

Starting off in a new country is difficult. Integration is not only a problem for refugees but a problem for everyone in a rapidly globalizing world. People across the globe are constantly increasing their connections and expanding their network.

In order to make the process of integration easier and more rewarding a new application called Make my home has been developed.

This mobile application connects newys (immigrants) and hosters (locals) in every city by providing a mutual activity that they both enjoy. Some of the most common activities include painting, cleaning, gardening, learning, and sightseeing. By participating in these activities points are awarded and badges are unlocked. In order to begin connecting with others all that is needed is a profile on Make my home.


Producers: Renne Hirsimäki, Florian Lechleitner, Alin Munteanu-Calen, Danijel Vilov, Xiangyu John Wu

Platform: Mobile and Internet based

The project SHELP is comprised of a website and a mobile application named rVision. The mobile application utilizes virtual reality in order to create a first person visualization of the war in Syria and its surrounding regions. Through preloaded videos and pictures any person can “step into the warzone” and be immediately surrounded by debris and the devastation of cities. By fully immersing someone in this destruction there is an emotional impact which will push someone to help those in need.

The second part of the project is the website. After creating an emotional impact through the realistic virtual reality people are subconsciously encouraged to help make a difference. On the website there is a system where any person has the ability to “host refugees” by providing food, water, shelter, education, or transportation. While refugees have the ability to seek out people who are offering these services. The mobile application encourages people to make a difference while the website makes this a reality.

Below is the logo, screenshot of the website and the mobile application.