Lutz Peschke received two Horizon 2020 project grants

Assistant Professor Dr. Lutz Peschke from the Department of Communication and Design received two Horizon 2020 project grants from the European Commission.

He is the coordinator of the project “PandeVITA – Pandemic Virus Trace Application for the Effective Knowledge Transfer Between Science and Society Inside the Quadruple Helix Collaboration” of the Horizon 2020 call “Science with and for Society”. Together with partners from Finland, Germany, Spain, and Belgium, he will develop a PandeVITA app and will analyze social awareness and acceptability of scientific recommendations and advices of applications for mobile devices. In PandeVITA, legal and ethical frameworks in different countries as well as decisions and sanctions of politics during the COVID-19 crisis will be analyzed. Additionally, different case studies about co-operations between science and society in health sectors during the COVID-19 crisis, societal voluntariness of participation, and trust in knowledge exchange between science and society during the COVID-19 pandemic will be executed.

The second Horizon 2020 project, which received a grant, is “EUOMEPLAT – European Media Platforms: Assessing Positive and Negative Externalities for European Culture” (call Societal Challenges – Transformations). EUOMEPLAT will be executed with twelve partners from Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Sweden, and Czechia. The EUMEPLAT project aims at analyzing the role of media platforms in fostering or dismantling European identity. It will focus on the “platformization” process, as the rise of new closed Web architectures, so as to inquire its positive and negative externalities, functional and dis-functional consequences. For this purpose, the EUMEPLAT consortium will run a multidisciplinary analysis of platformization in three different fields: news, video sharing, media representations, with the final goal to offer a theoretical synthesis.*

Kick-off Meeting

PandeVITA consortium develops a European Virus Trace Application
Virtual kick-off meeting was executed on February 11-12, 2021

The PandeVITA project, which received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, started its research and innovation activities with the virtual kick-off meeting on February 11-12, 2021. The opening event started on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 9:30 GMT+1 and was open to the public. The virtual kick-off meeting is hosted by the Department of Communication and Design at Bilkent University in Ankara, which is the coordinator of the PandeVITA project.

The PandeVITA consortium consists of seven partners from five different countries: Bilkent University from Ankara/Turkey (coordinator), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd from Oulu/Finland, Open Evidence from Barcelona/Spain, iserundschmidt GmbH from Bonn/Germany, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University from Ankara/Turkey, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid/Spain, and The European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering and Science (EAMBES) from Leuven/Belgium.

11:30 Welcome Remarks
– Prof. Dr. Abdullah Atalar, Rector Bilkent University, Ankara/Turkey
– Dr. Ömer Fatih Sayan, Vice Minister, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure
– Linden Farrer, Policy Officer, European Commission, Brussels/Belgium
– Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal, President TÜBITAK, Ankara/Turkey
– Dr. Dr. Lutz Peschke, Coordinator PandeVITA

12:30 Introduction (open for the public)
– Members of the External Advisory Boards
– Bilkent University, Ankara/Turkey
– VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Oulu/Finland
– Open Evidence, Barcelona/Spain
– iserundschmidt GmbH, Bonn/Germany
– Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara/Turkey
– Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid/Spain
– The European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering and Science, Leuven/Belgium