On April 24th to April 26th the WiseLifeLab research group of the Department of Economic and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics of UNiTo participated in the Hackathon Eu Versus Virus (see: https://euvsvirus.org/), an initiative supported by the European Parliament, the Committee of Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee, aimed at collecting projects to tackle the challenges deriving from the Covid-19 crisis.
More than 20.000 people were involved in the event from all over Europe, over 2000 projects have been submitted.
We applied with two projects, both competing within the domain Digital Finance. The Commonshood web-app (www.commonshood.eu), developed by the Department of Computer Sciences of the University of Turin, is considered as a potential platform for the implementation of both projects.
The first one named Co3 Crowdfunding as Wise Commoning, competed for the challenge Enable crowd to help financially. This project, which directly involves the CO3 consortium, is focused on the implementation of crowdfunding initiatives for the current healthcare and socioeconomic crisis and post-crisis.
The second one named A Peer to Peer solution for health insurance was competing for the challenge Availability of emergency health Insurance; it concerns the implementation of blockchain technology via the webapp Commonshood to create a peer-to-peer solution for the insurtech, which is aimed at overcoming the shortfalls of the industry with respect to health-related emergencies. he second project was selected as a finalist.
Our transdisciplinary perspective focuses on the relationships between human agents, the environment and digital technologies in light for the co-design of fair and wise socio-economic systems, promoting commoning and self-organization on the net.
If these projects are of interest to you, we would be happy to provide you with more information and possibly to have you as supporters and partners within the Matchaton before 21 May or for other opportunities beyond that event.
Vincenzo Giorgino: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sowelu Avanzo: email@example.com