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Pan-European Hackathon to develop innovative solutions to overcome societal challenges related to coronavirus

The European Commission, led by the European Innovation Council and in close collaboration with the EU member states, will host a pan-European hackathon to connect civil society, innovators, partners and investors across Europe in order to develop innovative solutions for coronavirus-related challenges. The Hackathon, led by the European Innovation Council, will take place on 24, 25 and 26 April and is structured around categories of problems that need short-term solutions in relation to coronavirus. Teams and professionals accepted the challenges for this hackathon: “Health & Life”, “Business Continuity”, “Social & Political Cohesion”, “Remote Working & Education”, “Digital Finance”, while mentors shall offer their expertize to support novel ideas.

In reply to this European call to learning and community growth, Dragoș Lucian Ivan, lawyer member of the Romanian Bucharest Bar Association, shall be a mentor offering support in the “Social and political cohesion” section:
– Mitigating fake news spreading
– Fight against crime
– Identification of human trafficking victims affected by this crisis
– Assistance to crime victims, especially in the context of domestic violence
– Cybersecurity to protect hospitals, research centers, private companies and individuals particularly vulnerable at this time to cyber threats.
– Protection of citizen & democracy

The European Commission, in close collaboration with all member States and the participating H2020 associated countries, will provide follow up to the best projects coming from the #EUvsVirus hackathon through the new European Innovation Council (EIC) Covid platform. Foundations, investors, health providers (e.g. hospitals) will also be part of the EIC Covid platform to ensure that the best ideas are turned into actual solutions to fight against coronavirus and its consequences.

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