Hackathons and Events

This page contains a growing list of:

  • Hackathons - A list of hackathons - future, ongoing and past -  in order to access their findings and contribute to the development of new responses to tackle the issues of COVID-19
  • Events - A list of e-events such as conferences on COVID-19.

If you know of any other hackathons or events aiming at helping to tackle COVID-19, let us know here or drop us an email at ISA2@ec.europa.eu.

 

Hackathons

Name: Hack the Crisis
Organiser: Multiple 
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: List of online hackathons organised to find solutions on how to use tech for crisis response and deal with the post COVID-19-crisis era. 
Name: Initiative OpenCovid19 
Owner: JOGL
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: The OpenCovid19 initiative is a program whose goal is to collectively develop low-cost, open-source tools and methods that are safe and easy to use to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. 
NameHackRice 11
Owner: Rice University
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 17 - 19 September 2021 - Hackathon event for students, focused on the development of projects that address the post-covid world education and automation.
NameAscend's Impact Challenge 2021
Owner: IBM and EY
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 20 - 26 August 2021 - Event where participants are asked to propose solutions fostering small businesses’ resilience to face and adapt to global challenges such as the COVID-19.
NameCovLab Global II: Edutech
Owner: HeroX
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 20 - 25 August 2021 - 6-day event where participants are invited to create solutions to help improve the online education experience of students who have been impacted by the global pandemic.
NameVizathon 2021
Owner: Coronavirus Visualisation Team
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 29 July - 1 August 2021 - Hackathon for high school and university students on data analysis and visualisation for public health, social justice and economics. Participants are prompted to look into the effects of COVID-19 in the health sector and economy.
NameDef Hacks Worldwide 3.0
Owner: Def Hacks
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 25 - 27 June 2021 - 36-hour event for high school and university students focused on creating innovative projects to help tackle world problems. The combat against the effects of the COVID-19 is one of the sponsored prompts for the event.
NameEarth Observation (EO) Dashboard Hackathon
Owner: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), European Space Agency (ESA), and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 23 - 29 June 2021 - Event where participants interact with experts from the different space agencies and develop projects that use data from the Earth Observing Dashboard to help respond to various environmental challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.​​​​
Namehackfrom{home} 2021
Owner: health{hacks}
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: ​​​19 - 22 June 2021 - This hackathon aims to promote the development of innovative solutions for healthcare on the topics of pandemic prevention, access to healthcare and mental health.
NameData 4 Health Recovery Hackathon
Owner: European Commission
Geographical scope: Europe
Description: 18 - 20 June 2021 - Data 4 Healthy Recovery is a 48-hour hackathon focusing on smart health challenges related to post-COVID recovery, provided by various industry stakeholders in Europe.
Name: Hack HR
Owner: Hack Belgium Labs
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 15 - 16 June 2021 - The COVID-19 crisis created new problems and highlighted existing ones – and at the same time it created new opportunities both for the HR professionals and for the ecosystem that serves them. A new level of collaboration within the industry, and a flash of creativity are necessary. Hack HR was created to provide an open, collaborative platform for that purpose.
NameCOVID-19 Healthcare App Challenge
Owner: IQVIA Technologies and Microsoft
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: ​​​25 May - 19 July 2021 – Online hackathon where individuals are invited to develop an application that will help underserved communities through the use of IQVIA's HealthCare Locator Software Developer Kit (SDK), a tool that helps connect applications with real-time healthcare data from healthcare providers and organisations worldwide.
NameBalkathon
Owner: The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)
Geographical scope: Western Balkan Region
Description24 – 26 May 2021 - Regional online competition that encourages the collaboration and the co-creation of innovative digital solutions for the region, focused on 4 main areas : Green Cities, Smart Cities, eHealth and E-entrepreneur.
NameWinning over the classroom with Jitsi
Organiser: European Commission and Jitsi 
Geographical coverage: Europe
Description: 26 April - 3 May 2021 - Hackathon focused on improving the functionalities of the open source solution Jitsi.
Name: #EUvsVirus
Organiser: European Commission 
Geographical coverage: Europe
Description: 24 - 26 April 2021 -  Pan-European hackathon to connect civil society, innovators, partners and buyers across Europe to develop innovative solutions to overcome coronavirus-related challenges
NameHackathon Covid
Organiser: Interministerial Directorate of Public Transformation (France)
Geographical coverage: France
Description23 - 24 April 2021 - Hackathon for French citizens, with the aim of bringing together ideas that could improve the management of the COVID-19 crisis, the vaccination campaign and allow a better representation of the pandemic evolution and risks.
NameAI for Healthcare Hackathon
Owner: Strattiteq
Geographical scope: Europe
Description: 21 April - 15 May 2021 – This hackathon is an artificial intelligence-driven event aiming at fostering on the development and improvement of healthcare solutions
NameCodebrew Hackathon 2021 - A Post-COVID World
Owner: Computing and Information Systems Students Association (CISSA) - Melbourne University
Geographical scope: Australia
Description: 16 - 19 April 2021 - 36-hour online hackathon for university students, focused on the development of solutions for remote education and work, public health and social good.
NameStanford Open Data Project
Owner: Stanford University
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 9-11 April 2021 - Weekend-long event for students from all disciplines to work on a project related to open data, whose objective is to improve transparency and accountability at universities.
NameHacking Health Camp 2021
Owner: Faculty of Medecine of Strasbourg
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 26 -28 March 2021 - This hackathon brings together cross-disciplinary groups of researchers to work on the task of disinformation detection in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are invited to use existing data sets containing disinformation and fake news to create algorithmic solutions to research questions of their choice. Analytical and comparative contributions are also welcome.
NameHackathon on COVID-19 relatated disinformation
Owner: CLARIN
Geographical scope: European
Description: 26 -28 March 2021 - The Hacking Health Camp aims to foster digital innovation in the health sector. The 2021 edition's topics include the elaboration of an AI-based algorithm to measure body temperature and improve the detection of COVID-19 cases.
Name: Tools for public administrations
Published by/Owner:  EOLE
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description:  17 March 2021 - As the uptake of open source software in public administrations has been growing in the past years, EOLE and its speakers explore key tools to support public administrations in fostering open source initiatives.
Name: The immunology of COVID-19 vaccines: a webinar for healthcare workers
Published by/Owner:  British Society for Immunology
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 2 February 2021 - This webinar is targeted at all healthcare workers who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of COVID-19 vaccines and build their skills in tackling common concerns. This webinar may also be of interest to volunteer vaccinators or healthcare staff who often interact with patients who are going to get vaccinated.
Name:  Hackathon AI4GOV
Published by/Owner: PS Policy and Support and AI4GOV
Geographical scope: Belgium
Description:  27 - 29 January 2021 - This hackathon is an accelerated design process with multidisciplinary teams working during  two-days on a clear design challenge to link Artificial Intelligence with social challenges.
Name: COVID-19 Highland Hackathon
Published by/Owner: CitizenLab
Geographical scope: Scotland
Description: 16 October - 13 November 2020 - The month-long Covid-19 Highland Hackathon will bring the Highland digital disability communities to work together online to identify our priorities.
NameBCG - COVID-19 AI Challenge
Owner: University of Ottawa
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 1-31 October 2020 - Organised in the framework of the BCGWorldAtlas project, this hackathon supported by RedHat, Elsevier, Estafet and the Qatar Computer research Institute aims to develop solutions to support research on the role of BCG vaccinations or an alternative hypothesis in COVID-19 treatments. 
Name:  Gastein 2020 Hackathon
Owner: European Health Forum
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 25 -27 September 2020 - The EHFG 2020 Hackathon will challenge participants to create innovative and implementable digital solutions to support continuity of care during times of crisis.
Name:  COPERNICUS HACKATHON 2020 - COVID-19 CHALLENGE
Owner: Copernicus
Geographical scope: Europe
Description:  12 - 13 September 2020 - This initiative, financed by the European Commission, aims to bring together all kinds of disciplines to develop new applications based on Copernicus Earth observation (EO) data and services. 
Name: COVID 19 INSPIRE Hackathon 2020
Owner: Plan4All
Geographical scope: Europe
Description: 1 September - 31 October 2020 - COVID 19 INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 develops and shares agri-food economy solutions to balance the imperatives of the present with the demands of the future.  
Name#GreeceVsVirus - Call for Rapid Implementation of Mature Digi-Tech Solutions against COVID-19
Organiser: Greek Ministry of Digital Governance 
Geographical coverage: Greece
Description: 15 June 2020 - This hackathon aims to accelerate the implementation of technological solutions that are mature and ready for quick implementation and can give immediate results against the effects of the pandemic, with the top priority, the support of the National Health System.
Name: SigmaHacks 2.0
Organiser: TensorFlow
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 24-26 July 2020 - The open source Machine learning company TensorFlow is organisnig this 3-day hackathon to help develop digital solutions to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. Developers will be able to choose between three tracks: community, health and productivity. Registration open until 20 July.
Name: Open Data: Enabling Tourism in Belize Post COVID-19
Owner: The Trust for the Americas
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 8 - 9 July 2020 - This event is meant to gather innovators from  the public sector, civil society and civic tech to participate in this online Hackathon competition and explore ideas under the theme “Open Data: Enabling Belize Tourism Post COVID-19”.
NameCOVID-19 custom script contest
Organiser: European Space Agency
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 20 April-31 May 2020 - European Space Agency (ESA) is launching a special edition of the Custom Script Contest, focused on the support of space assets during the COVID-19 crisis, managed by Euro Data Cube group. Following a similar format, but further to looking for new algorithms, we are in the quest for ideas on how satellite data could help monitor and mitigate the situation for the upcoming months, while the world will organize to get back to business and will need to adapt from this crisis.
Name: Digital Innovation Against COVID-19 Ideas Challenge
Organiser: Greek Ministry of Digital Governance
Geographical coverage: Greece
Description: 20-26 April 2020 - An initiative of the Greek Ministry of Digital Governance and aims to pursue innovative ideas to address the needs of the National Health System against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Name: #SmartDevelopmentHack
Organiser: German Presidency of the Council of the EU 
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 20-27 April 2020 - With #smartdevelopmenthack the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Commission are calling for innovative digital solutions to tackle the challenges imposed by the coronavirus in low- and middle-income countries.
Name: UNESCO CodeTheCurve Hackathon
Owner:  UNESCO
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 6-30 April 2020 - UNESCO,along with partners, has launched the CodeTheCurve Hackathon to support young innovators, data scientists and designers across the world to develop digital solutions to counter the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Name: #HackCoronaGreece
Organiser: Data Natives, eHealth Forum, GFOSS (multiple other supporters)
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 7-13 April 2020 - #HackCoronaGreece is a global marathon of technology, creativity and innovation aiming to find easy-scalable and marketable solutions to help end the crisis caused by COVID-19.

NameThe Global Hack
Organiser: Global hack
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 9-12 April 2020 - Hackathon designed to share and rapidly develop ideas for urgently needed solutions in the face of the current crisis, as well as to build resilience post-pandemic.

Name: #BuildforCOVID19
Organiser: World Health Organization (WHO)
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 10 April 2020 - Hackaton to drive social impact, with the aim of tackling some of the challenges related to the COVID-19.

Name: Hack the Crisis Sweden
Organiser: Openhack
Geographical coverage: Sweden
Description: 3-6 April 2020 - Backed by the Swedish Government, Openhack has joined forces with Hack for Sweden to ship the online hackathon Hack the Crisis Sweden.

Name: Hack the Crisis Hungary
Organiser: HWSW
Geographical coverage: Hungary
Description: 3-5 April 2020 - Hackaton organised to develop solutions that support key professionals, organizations, communities, and educational institutions in the difficult situation caused by the COVID-19.

Name: Hack the Crisis Belgium
Organiser: Multiple
Geographical coverage: Belgium
Description: 27-29 March 2020 - Hackathon bringing together participants from various domains in order to address the challenges raised by COVID-19. 

Name: Hack the Crisis Austria
Organiser: Austrian Startups
Geographical coverage: Austria
Description: 27-29 March 2020- “Hack the crisis“ Austria is a virtual hackathon organized by volunteers of the Austrian Startups Community with support of the corporate and public sector. Its aim is to coop-eratively develop new solutions to counter challenges posed by the Corona crisis.

Name: #CodeVsCOVID19
Organiser: Swiss Government (Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research and Federal Department of Home Affairs)
Geographical coverage: Switzerland
Description: 27 March 2020 - Hackaton to develop open-source prototypes contributing to solving the most pressing challenges in the current crisis. 

Name: Hack Corona
Organiserr: Dutch Hacking Health
Geographical coverage: The Netherlands
Description: 26-31 March 2020 - Hackathon focused on finding solutions to problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemy and the measures that are taken for this. 

Name: #WirvsVirus Hackathon
Organiser: German Federal Government
Geographical coverage: Germany
Description: 20-22 March 2020 - Hackathon organised to develop solutions against COVID-19. The #WirVsVirus Online Hackathon was a digital space where participants could all develop, test and improve solutions for emerging challenges.

Name: Hack the Crisis Lithuania
Organiser: Gov Tech Lab Lithuania
Geographical coverage: Lithuania
Description: 20-22 March 2020 - Hackathon organised by volunteers from the Lithuanian government, corporates & startup community, bringing together participants from Lithuania and abroad to address the challenges raised by COVID-19. 

Name: #MOVID19
Organiser: Multiple
Geographical coverage: Colombia
Description: 19-23 March 2020 - Hackathon to foster ideas on adapting public transports in Bogota for the pandemic.

Name: Hack the Crisis Poland
Organiser: DOOK.pro
Geographical coverage: Poland
Description: 17-22 March 2020 - Hackathon bringing together participants from various domains in order to address the challenges raised by COVID-19. 

Name: HackForce
Organiser: Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
Geographical coverage: Latvia
Description: 17-19 March 2020 - Organised by the Latvia government and made possible by volunteers from the startup community, the three-day hackathon aimed at finding solutions to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis by mobilizing volunteer resources at the community level.

Name: Hack the Crisis
Organiser: Garage 48, AccelerateEstonia
Geographical coverage: Estonia
Description: 13-15 March 2020 -  Hackathon organised to design, test and launch ideas that will either help tackle the crisis or position Estonia well for the aftermath.

 

Events

Name: Charting the European economy post-COVID-19: unusual times require unconventional policies
Published by/Owner: The Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) - European Commission
Geographical scope: Europe
Description: 15 November 2021 – This webinar will be focused on diverse topics such as the unequal effects of the pandemic for citizens, firms and governments, the consequences of the pandemic for value chains, and the pronounced effect it had on school-age children and women.​​​​​
Name: Integrating BHI and AI to Combat Pandemics (IEEE Health Care Summit)
Published by/Owner: IEEE
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: ​​​​​4-7 October 2021 – Conference aiming to report progress made in the fight against COVID-19, and in better preparations for future pandemics, through the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods and tools using Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI).
Name: Health Systems after COVID-19 - how can the industry contribute to strengthened resilience?
Published by/Owner: European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
Geographical scope: Europe
Description: 24 September 2021 - Webinar focused on the role of the industry in building more resilient health systems, and how public-private cooperation can be leveraged to make sure that innovative solutions are fostered and taken up by health systems across Europe.
Name: Beyond the roadmap: living with COVID-19
Published by/Owner: Local Government Association
Geographical scope: UK
Description: 14 September 2021 - Webinar focused on living with COVID-19 in the long-term, the winter preparedness and the flu vaccine roll out. The potential necessity of a third COVID-19 vaccine dose will be discussed, as well as the scale of under vaccinated groups in the United Kingdom.
Name: PPE Use in the Care of the Patient with COVID-19
Published by/Owner: Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 30 August 2021 - Webinar focused on the identification of appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for the care of COVID-19 patients and on the best practices of PPE use related to reuse, storage, and re-processing of PPE.
Name: Cities leaving no one behind: COVID-19 responses for persons with disabilities, from policy to practice
Published by/Owner: United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD)
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 27 July 2021 - This webinar will address the importance of ensuring inclusive approaches in providing services to persons with disabilities in the multidimensional context of the COVID-19 crisis and will highlight good practices across regions.
Name: Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Financing for Mental Health: Facing the COVID-19 Pandemic and Building Back Better
Published by/Owner: Pan-American Health Organisation
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: ​​​​27 July 2021 - Webinar on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of populations and mental health systems and services in the Americas.
Name: Vaccines for COVID19 and other Emerging Pathogens
Published by/Owner: ENOVA (European Network of Vaccine Adjuvants)
Geographical scope: Europe
Description: 14 July 2021 - The webinar will discuss technologies for the development of vaccines in response to emerging pathogens and COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and rollout in different European countries.
Name: COVID-19 and Kids: Impacts, Uncertainties and the Role of Vaccines
Published by/Owner: Johns Hopkins University and University of Washington
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 30 June 2021 – This online event will present the discussions between clinical, scientific, regulatory, and private sector leaders on the effects of COVID-19 and the role of pediatric vaccination on school-age children.
Name: Socio-economic Inequalities in Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Published by/Owner: OECD Centre for Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE)
Geographical scope: Europe
Description: 29 June 2021 - Webinar focused on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of the general population and high risk groups, with a particular reference to socio-economic inequalities.​​​​​
NameCovid-19: science communication and public trust
Owner: The Royal Institution
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 22 June 2021 - Event focused on the challenges faced by science experts, governments and health authorities in the communication with the public throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
Name: Education One Year into the COVID Pandemic
Published by/Owner: OECD Centre for Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE)
Geographical scope: Europe
Description: ​​​​​7 June 2021 – Webinar presenting the OECD report ‘The State of School Education: One Year Into the COVID Pandemic’ and its findings. The webinar will be focused on the analysis of the transition of students from high school to post-secondary education during the pandemic.
Name: Air Pollution and Covid-19
Published by/Owner: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 27 May 2021 – Webinar presenting the “Air Pollution and Covid-19” report of the European Parliament.  The webinar will be focused on air pollution and its impact on the COVID-19 crisis in the context of environmental justice.​​
Name: Covid-19 and internal quality assurance
Published by/Owner: European University Association
Geographical scope: Europe
Description: ​​20 May 2021 – Webinar aimed at analysing what has been done over the past year to support European university communities in addressing key challenges linked to COVID-19 as well as to reflect on what lies ahead for internal quality assurance in the upcoming future.
Name: Impact of COVID-19 on Economic Inequality and Employment Progression
Published by/Owner: OECD Centre on Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE)
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 11 May 2021 – Webinar presenting the Covid Inequality Project (Oxford University). The aim of the project is to gather real-time survey information on the labour market impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide timely information on economic security and the effectiveness of policy initiatives.
Name: Reopen society using physical COVID-19 contact tracing tokens
Published by/Owner: EIT Digital and European Commission
Geographical scope: Europe
Description: 28 April 2021 - Webinar on the use of contact-tracing tokens and how these tools could help reopen society and quickly react to local outbreaks.
Name: Webinar on Entrepreneurship in post COVID-19 resurgence: Entrepreneurship and Fintech
Published by/Owner: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 22 April 2021 - The webinar aims at identifying and analysing the main impacts of COVID-19 on entrepreneurs and MSMEs, their reactions, as well as the support they have received to face the current situation. The webinar will also help to raise awareness of challenges on post COVID 19 resurgence of SMEs and share practices on how they could be addressed to facilitate the role of entrepreneurship and SMEs in the green and sustainable social and economic recovery.
Name: International Higher Education Forum 2021
Published by/Owner: Universities UK
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 13-14 April 2021 - Event on the challenges and opportunities faced by British universities due to COVID-19 and Brexit.
Name: Matchmaking event towards Covid-19 vaccines upscale production
Published by/Owner: European Commission
Geographical scope: Europe
Description: 29 - 31 March 2021 - B2B matchmaking event focused on the intensification of the industrial production of vaccines in Europe.
NameCoronavirus and Research
Published by/Owner: Global Episteme
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 29 - 30 March 2021 - Webinar for the exchange of studies, experiences and research methods for the battle against the COVID-19.
Name: Improving awareness of COVID-19 Vaccines
Published by/Owner: World Customs Organisation
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 15-16 March 2021 - This webinar series will provide customs professionals with knowledge of the essential characteristics and specifications of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Customs professionals will be better equipped to identify and limit the traffic of counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines. This series of webinars will be followed by additional WCO webinars with the active participation of the pharmaceutical industries that have produced COVID-19 vaccines.
Name: Scientific Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccines
Published by/Owner: Flanders vaccine
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 11 March 2021 - This webinar aims at providing attendees with information on the different types of COVID-19 vaccines available. Health professionals will explore the different vaccines' mechanisms of actions, their study results, the vaccines' efficiency against COVID-19 variants and the measures taken for a safe use of COVID-19 vaccines.
Name: Online Education – Transforming the Teaching and Learning of Digital Skills
Published by/Owner: GSM Association
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 25 February 2021 - During COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of digital skills and online education has grown in precedence, as educational systems, companies and organisations rushed to go online. This webinar will allow attendees to discuss how education could be transformed to better teach digital skills; how to ensure inclusivity, equity, privacy and safety of students online; and how mobile technology and connectivity can transform education.
Name: Diversity, inclusion and belonging – supporting the agenda in the post-pandemic workplace
Published by/Owner: ACCA, PwC
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 24 February 2021 - During this webinar, attendees will discuss how to address the complex issue of diversity in organisations and make sure that the COVID-19 pandemic does not widen the inequality gap in the workplace.
NameThe Quest for a COVID-19 Vaccine
Published by/Owner: New York Academy of Science
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 2-3 February 2021 - This conference will provide a neutral forum to explore recent achievements and challenges in the development and distribution of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.  
NameEUA online focus group on ‘Internal quality assurance in times of Covid-19’
Published by/Owner: European University Association
Geographical scope: Europe
Description: 1-2 February 2021 - In response to the Covid-19 crisis, higher education institutions have adjusted and adapted their activities to an emergency, remote mode, raising questions about the effectiveness, relevance and flexibility of quality assurance arrangements in this context. The focus group will provide an opportunity to share experiences and learn about practices in other participating institutions.
Name: Unpacking the fragmentation that makes older people at higher risk of infection
Published by/Owner: European Health Management Association
Geographical scope: Worldwide
Description: 10 December 2020 - The webinar aims at investigating how outbreaks of the pandemic in facilities for the elderly population have been managed and to trace a detailed analysis that considers the specificities of the elderly care sector, starting from the peculiar case of Italy, before and after COVID-19. The emergency has in fact uncovered an already highly fragmented context, both in service provision and policy configuration, escalating its critical issues. Finally, the absence of crisis management enables a reflection on the lessons learned so far that are common to many European countries.
NameCoronavirus Vaccine: Addressing Challenges in Distribution and Uptake
Published by/Owner: American Public Health Association
Geographical coverage: Worldwide 
Description: 4 December 2020 - During this webinar,  a panel of experts will discuss key issues surrounding COVID-19 vaccine distribution and uptake. Following a short update on COVD-19 vaccine development, the panel will discuss the ethical and equity challenges in deciding who should receive a vaccine first, and how to overcome widespread vaccine hesitancy to stem the pandemic.
Name: Social Health insurance countries and COVID-19 health systems responses Keynote: Andrea Schmidt, Austrian Public Health Institute
Published by/Owner: The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Geographical coverage: Europe 
Description: 1 December 2020 - This webinar is part of a series on the COVID-19 pandemic launched by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. It will host Andrea Schmidt, from the Austrian Public Health Institute, to discuss how social health insurance countries responded to the COVID-19 sanitary crisis and what are the main takeaways from their experience. 
Name: TROPICO Online Series 2020: Collaborating for Digital Transformation during the COVID-19 pandemic (Session1)
Organiser: Tropico
Geographical coverage: Europe
Description: 25 November 2020 – The first webinar of the Tropico online series 2020 has the objective to present some use cases of digital solutions developed to face the COVID-19 crisis as well as discuss how public and private actors can collaborate to help in generating and providing new digital services.
Name: Nordic countries and COVID-19 health systems responses Keynote: Karsten Vrangbæk, Copenhagen University
Published by/Owner: The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Geographical coverage: Europe
Description:  24 November 2020 - This webinar is part of a series on the COVID-19 launched by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. It will explore the way Nordic countries health services responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and draw lessons from their experience. 

Name: Government after shock
Organiser: OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI)
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 17 – 18 November 2020 - Virtual, networked event to allow policy makers, practitioners and public sector leaders to share lessons from a multitude of contexts and edge cases, including issues and solutions that have emerged across governments in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

Name: The health workforce and COVID-19: Protecting health workers while maintaining surge
capacity Keynote: Gemma Williams, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Organiser: The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Geographical coverage: Europe
Description:  17 November 2020 - This webinar is part of a series on the COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor (HSRM), which has been designed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak to collect and organise up-to-date information on how countries are responding to the crisis across the whole European Region. It focuses primarily on the responses of health systems, but also captures wider public health initiatives. The HSRM is a joint undertaking of the European Commission, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and World Health Organisation in Europe.

Name: Health financing and COVID-19: Balancing financial incentives for sustaining health services Keynote: Ruth Waitzberg & Wilm Quentin, Technical University of Berlin
Organiser: The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Geographical scope: Europe
Description: 10 November 2020 - This webinar is part of a series drawing on the COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor (HSRM), which has been designed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak to collect and organise up-to-date information on how countries are responding to the crisis across the whole European Region. It focuses primarily on the responses of health systems, but also captures wider public health initiatives. The HSRM is a joint undertaking of the European Commission, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and World Health Organisation in Europe. 

Name: EU Datathon 2020
Organiser: Publication Office of the European Union
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 13-15 October 2020 - Open Data competition - participants are invited to develop new apps and services using EU and regional open data to tackle various consequences of the current Covid-19 crisis as well as to help Europe achieve important goals for the society. Data sets have been made available on the EU Open Data Portal.

NameWebinar 'Open Science for Building Resilience in the Face of COVID-19'
Organiser: UNESCO
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 29 September 2020 - The webinar will serve as an important opportunity to discuss the future of open access to scientific information, whose call has been renewed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The outcome of this webinar will be utilized in the drafting process of Open Science Recommendation approved by UNESCO’s 40th session of the General Conference.
NameWEBINAR on COVID-19 and homelessness
Organiser: FEANTSA
Geographical coverage: Europe
Description: 25 September 2020 - FEANTSA, the European Observatory on Homelessness and the University of Bergamo invites you to an open webinar on Covid-19 and homelessness, taking place on Friday September 25th, 2020 . Don't miss this opportunity to connect with a panel of international experts on the subject of homelessness and Covid-19 as it relates to homelessness.
NameOECD webinar on the Impact of COVID-19 for Insurance and Retirement Savings in Asia
Organiser: OECD
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 7- 9 September 2020 - The OECD will be hosting the 2020 Insurance and Retirement Savings Roundtable webinar on 7-9 September. The Roundtable this year will focus on how COVID-19 has affected retirement savings and insurance markets, and how regulators and policymakers might approach relevant issues going forward.
NameAviation Security Contingency Measures during COVID-19 Pandemic
Organiser: International Civil Aviation Organization
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 6 August 2020 - This webinar aims to provide all aviation security stakeholders with guidance on how to efficiently resume operations during the COVID-19 crisis while maintaining a strong aviation security system. It will go over the measures, and rationale thereof, found the ICAO Guidelines for Aviation Security Contingency Measures During The COVID-19 Pandemic.
NameICAO Implementation Packages (iPACKS): Supporting States' Aviation Response, Recovery, and Resilience Efforts during COVID-19
Organiser: International Civil Aviation Organization
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 5 August 2020 - This webinar will introduce the objectives and benefits of the iPACKs developed by ICAO. The iPACKS to be discussed are: 'Strengthening National Air Transport Facilitation Committees for Re-Start and Resilience of Civil Aviation'; 'Aviation Safety Risk Management related to COVID-19 for Civil Aviation Authorities'; and 'Strengthening Aviation Security during the COVID-19 Pandemic'.

Name: Virtual International Academic Conference on the Global Impact of the Coronavirus COVID-19 on Society
Organiser: Czech Institute of Academic Education z.s.
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 30-31 July 2020 - 2-day conference on the global Impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 on society in the areas ranging from economy, business, globalisation, politics, education, culture, to health and IT. 

NameSkills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond
Organiser: International Labour Organisation
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 15 July 2020 -  The World Youth Skills Day 2020 will take stock of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on skills development and explore how young people can respond to the economic crisis. The focus will be on helping young people be more resilient to changes caused by the current crisis and in the world of work in general.
NameGreen Economy & COVID-19 Recovery: Implications for the Decade of Action on SDGs
Organiser: Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 13 July 2020 - This event will feature high-level conversation on a renewed commitment towards the Sustainable Development Goals and climate and biodiversity targets, highlighting the ways in which an inclusive green economic recovery can support the Decade of Action.
NameCoronavirus Global Response Online Pledging Event 
Organiser: European Union
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 4 May 2020 - The European Union and its partners are hosting an international pledging conference starting on Monday 4 May 2020. Its aim is to raise €7.5 billion in initial funding to kick-start the global cooperation to accelerate the development, production and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics.

Name: The Digital Transformation of Higher Education, COVID-19 and Beyond
Organiser: Coursera
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 21 April 2020 - Coursera virtual conference focusing on the most pressing topics - The Digital Transformation of Higher Education, COVID-19 and Beyond.

Name: Combating COVID-19 Conference
Organiser: Arduino
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 2 April 2020 - Online conference for anyone currently using Arduino-compatible devices within a project to design and manufacture ventilators, respirators or other devices to combat COVID-19. Opportunity to encourage collaboration, to offer help on how to design and make hardware, how to think about the software, and how to scale manufacturing.

Name: EUDatathon 2020 Webinars
Organiser: Publication Office of the European Union
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 22 - 24 April 2020 - Series of webinars dedicated to COVID-19. Topic include:  Media and Data Monitoring, Air Quality and Linked data (in the context of Covid-19 crisis)  

Name: EUDatathon 2020 Webinar on COVID-19  
Organiser: Publication Office of the EU and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: 8 April 2020 - Recorded webinar dedicated to COVID-19 data 

Name: COVID-19 and AI: A Virtual Conference
Published by/Owner: Stanford University
Geographical coverage: United States
Description: 1 April 2020 - Conference on how to use AI to tackle Covid-19 that addresses a developing public health crisis. The event will convene experts from Stanford and beyond to advance the understanding of the virus and its impact on society.

Name: Covid Sprint
Organiser: Assuta Ashdod Hospital and partners
Geographical coverage: Israel
Description: 19 March - 2 April 2020 - An initiative by the Assuta Ashdod Hospital in Israel, bringing together innovators to solve the pressing challenges raised by COVID-19. 

Name: StayingHome
Organiser: Developer (Philip James)
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: Platform listing cancelled or modified company events.

Name: Leading Through COVID-19: Panel Discussion - Remote Work Now and Beyond
Organiser: Gartner
Geographical coverage: Worldwide
Description: On demand webinar about COVID-19's impact on infrastructure and operations with increased remote work