42 projects

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...

Mobile people in times of enforced immobility - Strategies of coping with COVID 19 confinement am...

Covid-19 has changed the mobility reality of (young) people as international borders have been closed. The COVID-19 crisis suddenly introduces words like 'confinement', 'quarantine' and 'self-isolation' does not limit only freedom of movement particularly for those who have not experienced strict border management controls in their life time. The aim of this project is to understand how young mobile people (18-30 years old) experience this period of confinement and how it impacts on their communicational and social behavior. The contrary of enforced immobility and a mobile live are in the m...

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...

Nonperforming mortgage loans in Luxembourg and the EU during and after the COVID-19 crisis

Luxembourg is one of the countries with the highest household leveraging on private debt and mortgage loans. Important for financial stability the economy is to examine the extent to which the number of households that have not been able to service their mortgages has increased, as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns and production disruptions. An important part of the problem is to study the extent to which banks in Luxembourg and the EU face a risk of increased nonperforming loans. If there is a problem with increased nonperforming loans, then one should examine policies that can tackle th...

Keeping our Eyes open on Developing Countries - Coping with Humanitarian and (illegal) Migration ...

As European countries restart their economies, they will also consider reopening their internal and external borders. What will they do with respect to countries where the Covid-19 is not yet under control? In particular, the control over external borders is expected to remain for a (much) longer period if developing countries are unable to contain the spread of the virus. European countries, with or without coordination, are likely to close their borders and restrict entry to people from Africa and other poor regions. Such restrictions would affect either the selection of the destination ...

Exit from confinement using online self-diagnostic

It is crucial to relaunch the economic activities in a way that the contamination risk does not increase too drastically. The idea is to identify for each employee the time when she/he could go back to their work, that can't be done online. The identification should be based on the self-diagnosis online tool designed in collaboration with medical researchers. For simplicity and minimum of risk, we shall suppose that a given combination of observable (for an individual) symptoms must be related to COVID. Thus, employees who has recently suffered from a simple flu and still have some remaini...

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