Polish city invited to EC's #EUvsVirus internet hackathon event
The central Polish city of Płock has been invited to the group of partners of the #EUvsVirus internet hackathon event organised by the European Commission, to be held on April 24-26.
The concept of the event is to create innovative projects in response to the social challenges related to the coronavirus epidemic, the city of Płock explained in announcing the news.
Płock City Hall said in a press release that in addition to the town itself, the Centre International de Formation des Autorites/Acteurs Locaux (CIFAL) Płock (the Płock International Training Centre for Local Actors) established there in 2004 as the first training centre in Europe affiliated to the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), has also been invited to participate.
"The EUvsVirus hackathon is intended to connect innovators, partners and buyers across the whole of Europe," Płock City Hall wrote. "Its participants are grouped in categories of problems demanding short-term solutions. Among the issues are: life and health, stable business, social and political cohesion, remote work and education, digital financial management and other novel ideas."
The release stated that the winning solutions will be invited to enter the European Council platform for Innovation, which connects end users, e.g. hospitals, and facilitates access to investors, foundations and other financing possibilities from the European Commission. Information and a registration form are available at: https://euvsvirus.org/.