Safely resuming travel: GoSafe, an EU project for mobility in pandemic times

Gianni Dalla Torre talks about the GoSafe project

COVID-19 has strongly impacted our lives in 2020 and the fight is ongoing. During last year we all saw how science and collaboration around the globe could produce results that were previously unimaginable. The success story of the vaccines and the time needed for their development should make us all proud, but going back to normality is still a long road.

In these uncertain times, contact tracing is an essential measure to fight the ongoing epidemic of COVID-19 and is a core public health intervention that plays a crucial role in the control of the pandemic.

With that in mind, the European Commission financed with EIT Digital the GoSafe project that aims to simplify contact tracing operation thanks to a digital Personal Locator Form. The form is based on an interoperable data model which can be recognised among the European countries, overcoming the problem of access to health data with a single, standard self-certification.

The EGI Federation supported the Engineering Group and the other partners in this project offering resources from the  EGI Federated Cloud and its federated access with Check-In.

The project was developed in six months time and despite the local restrictions, impossibility to travel and technical challenges – it was able to deliver a solution available in the Android and IOS marketplace. This is now offered as a pilot project and looking for the establishment of the startup but more importantly can be useful to support the mobility in safety.

See all the details of the project.

More information

GoSafe project

Gianni Dalla Torre is Cloud Community Support Officer at the EGI Foundation.