25 projects

Support in the Luxembourg for app-based contact tracing of Covid-19 A longitudinal study using an...

In absence of cure, a lockdown exit strategy requires non-medical interventions such as social distancing to contain Covid-19 diffusion. Innovative apps for smartphones have been proposed to contain new outbreaks by quickly alert people in case of contact with infected people. Various technical solutions are available, but the basic idea is that an app in the mobile phone registers other users of the app in close proximity. If an app user is diagnosed with the coronavirus, all people who have recently been in close proximity to this person are notified immediately. Despite the evident adva...

Evaluation of the risk factors to COVID-19 among the population 50+

In this project, we aim to evaluate the relationship between characteristics of the individuals aged 50 and above and their vulnerability to COVID-19. Although individuals aged 50+ do not represent the entire population, they have been identified as the most vulnerable group to COVID-19. We will start the analysis by studying the composition of this population group in Luxembourg (in terms of well-known and potential risk factors). As a next step, we will do the same exercise for other European countries to better understand the diversity in the prevalence of risk factors across countries a...

Management of stocks of essential products in pharmacies

This project would aim at creating an informative app displaying stocks of essential products during the epidemic (hand sanitizer, masks, thermometers) in the pharmacies. This app would be accessible for public, and based on logistic databases and real-time updates from pharmacies.

Impact of the Covid-19 crisis on employment participation of older workers

The objective of this project is to investigate the impact of the current COVID-19 crisis on the employment participation of older workers in Luxembourg. Due to demographics shifts, improving the employment participation of older workers is essential in order to sustain the pension insurance system. In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, older workers need particular attention as the labor market is affected in a profound way. First, since the crisis, many employees are able to work remotely. However, sectors where telework is not a practical option such as construction, real estate, manufa...

Modeling the macroeconomic and distributional effects of Covid-19 and restarting scenarios (MODVid)

MODVid is a set of four complementary and interdependent work packages involving 6 PI's and about 20 partners from Unilu, STATEC, LISER and international institutions. Two WP's aim to inform public decisions during the crisis. They provide estimates of the macroeconomic, distributional, and epidemiological effects of the crisis and of restarting scenarios in Luxembourg. These outputs will be delivered within one to two months. Other WP's aim to inform public decisions in the aftermath of the crisis. They address medium-term effects on the industry and occupational structure of the labor for...

Emerging spatial interactions in cities, towns and rural landscapes at a time of crises

This project will explore emerging spatial interactions in our towns, cities and rural areas during social distancing measures. New knowledge outlining the evolving uses of public spaces and infrastructures is essential to support our understanding of the unintended consequences of epidemic control decisions. As well as providing a discourse for public dialogue. We will gather an evidence base to inform public policy on the consequences of new spatial interactions and their consequences for urban and rural environments. Our findings will answer questions and predict the impact of behavioura...

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 ...

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