We are thrilled to announce the final conference of the PERISCOPE project, taking place on September 8th in Brussels!

After more than 2 years investigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, PERISCOPE will share key results in its final conference – From Data Science and Socio-Economic Research to Policy and Technology – Learning from COVID-19 to Build Better Health and Care in Europe.

The event will delve into the socio-economic and behavioural impacts resulting from the policies implemented in response to the pandemic and examine how policy responses have influenced the path towards better health outcomes in Europe. Over the course of the project, PERISCOPE’s team has been at the forefront of data science, economic research, and technological innovations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as the project nears its end, it is time to reflect on the collective efforts and the valuable lessons learned.

This full-day conference will present the project’s policy recommendations and will gather researchers, policymakers and representatives from medical institutions. As project partner, EUREGHA will contribute to the afternoon’s session on “The future of EU public health: The next building blocks for an effective European Health Union”.

Please register if you are interested in attending this event or follow the live-streaming at the following link.


09:30 – 10:00 Reception
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome and IntroductionProf. Andrea Renda (CEPS)
10:05 – 10:15 Opening Speech, Maya Matthews (DG SANTE)
10:15 – 11:15 Panel Session 1 – Mental health and behavioural insights
  Effects of COVID-19 on mental health, Dr Pär Flodin (KI)
  Behavioural aspects of COVID-19 and the pandemic response, Dr Matteo M. Galizzi (LSE)
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:45 Panel Session 2 – Policy learning from data and digital tools
  Data Atlas: Lessons learned, Dr Manuel Ottaviano (UPM)
  Digital Technologies for public health policy, Prof. Marco Brambilla (POLIMI)
  Statistical models to measure the socio-economic impacts and risks of the pandemic, Prof. Paolo Giudici (UniPV)
12:45 – 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Panel Session 3 – Public health governance
  The role of public health agencies in Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Thomas Czypionka (IHS)
  Lessons learned for EU public health governance, Dr Timothy Yeung (CEPS)
  The EU as a rising actor in global health governance, Dr Clare Wenham (LSE)
15:00 – 15:30 Panel Session 4 – Innovations in pandemic PPR
  Imagining next best practices: a comparison with past best practices and the role of AI, Prof. Roberto Verganti (SSE), Prof. Mattia Bianchi (SSE), and Riccardo Masiero (SSE)
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 – 16:45 Discussion Panel – The future of EU public health: The next building blocks for an effective European Health Union

What should the EU do for public health in the next mandate?

Moderator: Michele Calabro (EUREGHA)

Professor George Griffin (FEAM), Claudia Louati (EPF), Fatima Awil (MHE) and Marco Di Donato (EUREGHA)

16:45 – 17:00 Final RemarksProf. Andrea Renda (CEPS)
17:00 – 19:00 Drinks reception