Previous experience with using Earth Observation (EO) data for monitoring and mitigating the spread of the Ebola virus shows that EO data can be an important tool in the response to global pandemics such as COVID-19. Indeed, in the European Union, Copernicus data is already being used to monitor the various effects of COVID-19 and the response to it. This project seeks to build on these experiences to understand how EO capabilities and resources can be implemented to better manage epidemics and pandemics as well as what measures are needed to protect from the wrongful uses of these resource...
This project aims to respond to the vacuum of sound legal rules and principles into which decision-makers risk to sink while developing constructive trajectories for the post-pandemic crisis legislation. Such vacuum places significant risks to the legal frameworks that have governed our societies in the context of European integration, under the changes prompted by reactions to the crisis
We propose to build an artificial intelligent legal advisor that can automatically answer legal questions concerning the COVID-19 crisis and its aftermath via a conversational interface (chatbot). In these unprecedented times, people can feel overwhelmed by doubts and it's not easy to find someone that will answer: am I allowed to go help my old parents across the border? Will I have the right to unemployment benefits? Will my business be entitled tax relief? How and when do I need to file my documents with social security, tax administrations? What rights do I have as a cross-border worke...