Communities co-producing new solutions to meet Covid-19 challenges through a hackathon in Germany

Elke Loeffler, Claudia Masiga

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This chapter provides a conceptual framework for digital co-production, including co-commissioning, co-design, codelivery, and co-assessment of public services and outcomes. It illustrates this conceptual framework through a German case study involving citizens participating in a large-scale hackathon to meet COVID-19 challenges. In particular, we will analyse how the #WirVsVirus hackathon (https:// put co-production into practice from the perspective of a hackathon participant (Claudia Masiga), who has been working on the OpenFoodBank initiative.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCovid-19 and Co-Production in Health and Social Care Research
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2: Co-production Methods and Working Together at a Distance
EditorsOli Williams, Doreen Tembo, Josephine Ocloo, Meerat Kaur, Gary Hickey, Michelle Farr, Peter Beresford
Place of PublicationBristol
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2021


  • COVID-19
  • communities
  • Germany
  • digital co-production
  • conceptual framework

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