Covid-19 Live Discussion

At the Joint Academy Day on 18 March, Astrid Mager from ITA discussed the social, political and economic impact of the current pandemic with members of the Royal Society of Canada. Watch the video here.

The "Joint Academy Day" is already taking place for the third time. After the Netherlands and a group event with Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary, Canada is this years exchange country.

Will Covid-19 become a catalyst for a more resilient economy? How can we preserve biodiversity in the Alpine region and the Arctic? And what measures can help to deal with climate change and its consequences? Urgent challenges that are currently moving the world on both sides of the Atlantic were discussed on 18 March at a "Joint Academy Day" by researchers from the Royal Society of Canada and the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Together with the panel chaired by Sylvia Knapp and the audience, ITA technology researcher and sociologist Astrid Mager, most recently co-author of a study on disadvantages caused by the AMS algorithm for job seekers, analysed questions around the impact of the Corona pandemic. How can we find a balance between civil rights and health measures? Can technical tools such as contact tracing apps make a significant contribution?

Watch the full lenght video of the live discussion here