33 projects

Digital travel certificate for frontier workers

The Covid-19 pandemic brought a large number of territories to confine populations to slow the spread of the virus. The special status of frontier workers has led several states, including Luxembourg, to require the production of a specific. This is signed by the employer so that workers from neighboring countries can enter the territory on a professional basis. In Luxembourg, this certificate currently in paper format is valid for the entire duration of confinement. We propose the creation of a web portal (and a mobile app) allowing the generation of a digital movement certificate for cros...

Moving in the new reality, a mobility web portal to advise national and international travel

With more countries gradually lifting mobility restrictions and opening borders after lockdown, it has become more complicated know to decide whether travel is allowed and safe and which restrictions are still in place. We aim to build a web portal sourced from government and official sources where users can safely inform themselves about the possibilities of travel. Our target is to help with: - Encouraging travel within the established restrictions - Discouraging travel with lack of knowledge: Reducing risks, border congestions, deportations, forced quarantines and unnecessary ...

Compulsory health training for future pandemics

One of the key challenges that many countries, particularly Luxembourg, is facing during the pandemic is the shortage of health practitioners. Without a doubt being trained in health practice has lots of restrictions, rules, and regulations as it is concerned with lives of human beings. Nevertheless, what I'm suggesting here needs lots of refinement and consultations with health experts/professionals to draw out a final applicable solution. The basic idea is that since this pandemic, as many politicians have put it out, is a war against humanity, I'm suggesting that we prepare our citizens ...

DECORUM: Distribution of ECOnomic impacts and Recovery Under covid19 induced Market restrictions

Given the sudden disruption in market activity arising from quarantine of labour due to the covid19 pandemic, it is imperative to investigate the economic impacts and the possible means of a speedy recovery. The disruption of national and global supply chains has had an impact on the demand. Certain products have seen a surge in demand (especially necessities and medical supplies) while other commodities have dropped out of reckoning as they are relatively lower in the priority list in this meltdown. It is of paramount importance to keep economic activity operating to ensure the welfare of ...

Development of a service platform for import of international trade, e.g. medical protective clothing

The international trading platform TEGGS combines customs and logistics. The current COVID-19 pandemic in Europe requires two things: Fast delivery of medical equipment and transparent quality management products. Medical equipment such as face masks are produced almost entirely outside the European Union. tuomi uses its expertise in NFC technology to allow the buyer to exactly track the transportation and manufacturing process of the product.

Effect of the Pandemic on Air and Maritime traffic and the Atmosphere (EPAMA)

We will use existing databases to study the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic onto air and maritime traffic and consequently onto the atmosphere. Through this, the socio-economic and environmental impact of the disease can be better understood. This help to prepare for the future. In addition, it helps to understand what impact traffic has onto the atmosphere.

The role of air pollution in transmission and severity of COVID-19

Based on superficial inspection and anecdotal evidence, there appears to be a close correlation between being a hotspot area for COVID-19 prevalence or severity on one hand and air pollution on the other hand. For instance, the highest COVID-19 prevalence region in Italy (Lombardy) is also one of the most polluted areas of the country. This apparent correlation has led some researchers to hypothesise that air pollution may play a causal role in increasing COVID-19 transmission and severity. While such a link is plausible, as COIV-19 is a respiratory disease and as there are well-established...

Perceived economic vulnerability and intra-household behaviour adjustment (ADJUST)

The project ADJUST aims at mapping and analysing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and accompanying quarantine measures on social inequalities in Luxembourg. Theoretically, it seeks to advance the international research agenda in response to the pandemic by particularly scrutinising its short- and medium-term effects on social inequalities on the micro level, i.e. on individuals and households. It particularly focuses on strategies developed within the households in order to contain vulnerability, and their societal implications. The overall hypothesis is that pandemic leads to the reorga...

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