Data for Peace: Unleashing the Power of Data in Humanitarian Response

7 July 2022

The conflict in Ukraine represents the first conventional war in which disruptive technologies and digital platforms play a key role. In a series of online talks, the Global Peace Tech Hub invites to discuss the different ways in which digital technologies and technology platforms can contribute to the promotion of peace and build new bridges between citizens in Europe and the world.

This third PeaceTechTalk will address the current and prospective uses of data in the context of the Ukraine war, and in particular with respect to the possible use of data in support of Ukrainians fleeing outside their country to escape from the war. We will start with a presentation by Olaf Osica, who leads the digital transformation office in the city of Warsaw and will explain how the city plans to use data to manage the unprecedented inflow of refugees triggered by Russia’s invasion. A group of leading data scientists and data governance experts will then provide their views, and will discuss the possibility to launch a non-profit challenge to leverage data and enable research on urgent problems faced by refugees, including health, education, unemployment, safety, and social integration.


  • Olaf Osica | Director of strategy and analysis office of the City of Warsaw and associate fellow at the College of Europe Natolin campus
  • Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay | Director of the Center for Internet and Society of CNRS
  • Stefaan Verhulst | Co-founder and chief research and development officer of The Governance Laboratory (The GovLab) at New York University.
  • Emmanuel Letouzé | Director and Co-Founder of Data-Pop Alliance
  • Bruno Lepri | Head of Mobile and Social Computing (MobS) Lab at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK)


  • Andrea Renda | Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy (GRID) at CEPSa and professor of Digital Policy at the EUI School of Transnational Governance

The event is organised by the Global PeaceTech Hub. For more information please get in touch with Michele Giovanardi at michele.giovanardi@eui.eu.

The Event will be broadcasted on the STG YouTube Channel. To join, please register here. 

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