OPSI COVID-19 Innovative Response Tracker

The EU’s Digital Response to COVID-19.

Innovative response

The EU has created the Digital Response to Covid-19, giving users access to a large resource database including open source software, websites, and platforms that are useful for public administrations, businesses, and citizens dealing with the ongoing crisis:

Open source solutions – A growing list of open source software solutions available to help medical staff, public administrations, businesses, and citizens in their daily activities.

Open data – Open databases and datasets to analyse the evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Hackathons and events – A list of hackathons, past and future, in order to access their findings and contribute to the development of new responses to tackle the issues related to COVID-19. This includes a list of events on COVID-19.

Useful links and resources – A list of links, online platforms, and websites to obtain more information about COVID-19 issues. Among other things, you can learn about the measures in place in your country and worldwide, find out which organisations need your help or discover available educational resources.

Interoperable solutions ready for reuse that might support governments and citizens in the current crisis.

Share your solution - A form and an email address to easily share new solutions to be added to this repository.
The listed solutions and resources cover a wide range of areas from public health, education, e-events, and volunteering, to collaboration opportunities, among others.

The collection is constantly evolving and being updated with newly available digital solutions to tackle COVID-19 crisis. Become a member of this collection to add content, start discussions, or share your story in a news item. We are counting on you!

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

The outbreak and spread of the virus are disrupting the work of public administrations, businesses, universities, and schools. Due to the widely used confinement measures and social distancing, digital technology is an essential part of crisis response. Digital Response to COVID-19 is a repository of digital solutions and initiatives that aid us in stopping the pandemic and mitigating its effects.

In the repository, you will find a large resource database including open source software, websites, and platforms that are useful for public administrations, businesses, and citizens dealing with the ongoing crisis. As the collection is constantly evolving and updated with newly available digital solutions to tackle COVID-19 crisis, we are also counting on you to participate, add content, or share your story. To share any ongoing initiatives related to digital responses to COVID-19, contact the creators via their online form or via email at [email protected]

Organisations/institutions involved

European Commission Directorate for Informatics, Joinup, National Interoperability Framework Observatory and Open Source Observatory.

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Level(s) of government:
  • International Organisation
  • Non-Profit/Civil Society

Issues being addressed:

  • Information and practice sharing (with public and/or internal)