ScanBalt Digital Forum 2020.
Towards a common European Data Space in times of COVID-19 – bottlenecks and solutions from a cluster perspective, 4 September 2020.
ScanBalt invites more than 30 cluster organisations from 15 European countries to join the formulation of a joint declaration on the necessary next steps to create the Common European Health Data Space. Clusters are invited to draw on the experience of their cluster members such as universities, hospitals, research institutions, pharmaceutical and med-tech companies and start-ups.
The Joint Declaration will be presented to the ongoing German EU-Council Presidency for its Council conclusions and further recommendations.
The current COVID 19 crisis raises awareness of the need of data and best practise exchange and underlines the need for action. To learn and be better prepared for the future, it is important to gather the innovative digital solutions from the different areas of care, for example:
- Research (exchange of patient-related data in cross-border research projects, for example in infectiology or pharmacology)
- Patient care and nursing (cross-border coordination of capacities)
- Use of innovative digital apps (e.g. early warning system for new waves of infection or for monitoring social distancing measures)
- Suggestions for a fast track approval of digital solutions
The Forum will focus on the examples that are provided by European cluster organizations and will bound these examples together with the help of panel discussions to a Joint Declaration. The Forum, as the Joint Declaration, has four Tracks:
- The cross-country collaboration on healthcare between European member states.
- Digital solution for the next generation of health research.
- Digital solutions for resilient population protection (tracing/early pandemic warning systems etc.)
- Digital solutions for a protective elderly care and health care systems.