PandeVITA Newsletter | December 2021

PandeVITA Newsletter | December 2021


Hello ,

welcome to the second PandeVITA newsletter.

Out team has again been busy connecting with scientists around the world. In this newsletter, we report on three major conferences visited by team members. We are very proud to announce that PandeVITa researchers Nildag Ceylan and Ayhan Kapusuzoğlu won the best presenter award at a conference in Romania. Congratulations!


We are looking back at a successful project year. For the next year we are especially looking forward to the PandeVITA conference in spring - more information on that in the next newsletter.

For now, we wish you and your families a merry christmas and a happy new year!

Lutz Peschke (coordinator)

Aybeniz Aklan, Yasin Aydoğdu, Nildag Basak Ceylan, Ayhan Kapusuzoglu, Seldağ Güneş Peschke, Elina Schick for the PandeVITA consortium

About Pandevita

PandeVITA aims to build a bridge in the pandemic crisis of information: With our app, we want to enable citizens to gather data for the research on combating pandemics.


We aim to improve knowledge exchange in the quadruple helix between citizens, science, politics and economy.


In a last step, we analyse the process of knowledge transfer and collaborations between science and society and the impacts of sanctions and mobile apps. The findings can serve as important blueprints for future action in pandemic crises.


Prof. Dr. Nildag Basak Ceylan and Prof. Dr. Ayhan Kapusuzoğlu presented „The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on macroeconomic indicators: The case of Turkey“ on the 7th Emerging Trends and Approaches in Knowledge based Economy conference of the University of Pitesti/Romania on 3 December 2021.

They gained their research results within the scope of the PandeVITA project which received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.

Their presentation was awarded with the Best Presenter Award by the hosting Faculty of Economics and Law. Congratulations!


AYBU team presented their results in Istanbul

The Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University team of the PandeVITA Project presented their research results on the 1st International Personal Data Protection Congress "Developments in Turkey and the World" between 12-14 November 2021 which was organised by the Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK), Istanbul University Faculty of Law and Turkish-German University Faculty of Law.

The presentation titled "PersonalData Processing Activities Through ‘Hayat Eve Sığar’ Applicatıon and the Compliance of These Activities with Legislatıon of Personal Data Protectıon" was presented by Project Coordinator Lutz Peschke, Project Executive Seldağ Güneş Peschke, Assistant Professor Yasin Aydoğdu and Research Assistant Aybeniz Aklan at the Istanbul University Campus.

The presentation, which was broadcast live on YouTube simultaneously, was watched by 780 people online. The video is available here. In addition, the presentation will be published as a book chapter in January 2022.


Prof. Dr. Seldağ GÜNEŞ PESCHKE gave a presentation “The Symposium of Human Rights in the Pandemic Times" organized by the Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey  
“The Symposium of Human Rights in the Pandemic Times" organized by the Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey was held on 8-9 December 2021 at Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University.
In the symposium, the developments during the pandemic period regarding human rights were discussed from many perspectives.
Prof. Dr. Seldağ GÜNEŞ PESCHKE Head of Comparative Law presented the paper titled "A New Perspective on Personal Data During The Pandemic Period: Case Analysis From Different Countries" which was prepared by Prof. Dr. Seldağ GÜNEŞ PESCHKE, Dr. Lutz PESCHKE, Dr. Yasin AYDOĞDU and Res. Assist. Aybeniz AKLAN. The paper consisted of the pandemic period, new practices and legal regulations regarding personal data with various examples from different countries in the context of public interest, public health and human rights.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020

research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101006316.