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  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2021
    Open Access
    Authors: 
    Wallace Claire; Shaddock John;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | SPOT (870644)

    Purpose and scope of the deliverable: This is a framework report on Policies, Practices and Strategies. All partners have contributed material used in the production of the report which is described in the Work Programme as D2.1. This report seeks to establish a benchmark. With so much in flux, a starting point for identifying sig-nificant policy change is necessary. The benchmark is set at the outset of the project, approximately Q1 (January to March 2020), before the impact of COVID-19 and before the onset/impact of the new Programming Period. As a benchmark, the report seeks to be descriptive; there is no attempt at this stage to introduce any evaluation into the document; nor is there an intention to ’cluster’ case studies or countries – each case stands on its own merit. The attention to policy detail at Case Study level is relatively light. Here we are describing the Policy Framework. Detailed work on the Case Studies will take place later in the project when we have access to survey data and can view the emerging policies following the current hiatus in tourism. This is the first stage of the policy theme running through the three years of SPOT - the Social and Innovative Platform on Cultural Tourism and its Potential towards Deepening Europeanisation. This Framework Paper consists of four parts: Part One: The Executive Summary Part Two: The report on Policies, Practices and Strategies for each of the 15 partners (= Appendix A – Exploration of the Policy Framework) Part Three: A spreadsheet showing broad themes for each of the partners (= Appendix B) Part Four: A list of the sources used in preparing the report

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Konugolu Venkata Sekar, Sanathana; Guadagno, Claudia Nunzia; Zanoletti, Marta; Cortese, Lorenzo; Pagliazzi, Marco; Lanka, Sri Rama Pranav Kumar; Munoz, Rainer Rothe; Garrido, Eduardo; Carteano, Talyta; Lacerenza, Michele; +8 more
    Publisher: figshare
    Project: EC | VASCOVID (101016087)

    We propose a standardized approach for performance assessment and quality-control of the novel VASCOVID system based on optical phantoms. This approach is tailored to meet the requirements of the Medical Device Regulation, and is extendable to other biophotonics devices.

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Piperidis, Stelios; Rehm, Georg; Hajič, Jan; Choukri, Khalid; Vasiljevs, Andrejs; Bontcheva, Kalina;
    Country: Czech Republic
    Project: EC | ELG (825627)

    With the increasing number of platforms, grids and infrastructures in the wider area of Language Technologies (LT), NLP, NLU, speech, interaction and language-centric AI, there is also a growing need for sharing experiences, approaches and best practices to learn and benefit from the work of others and also, practically, to start a collaboration towards platform interoperability. The 1st InternationalWorkshop for Language Technology Platforms (IWLTP 2020) addresses all smaller and larger language grids, language-related infrastructures, platform initiatives as well as collaborative research projects that touch upon LT platforms, especially platform interoperability and related topics, both in Europe and world-wide. Its objective is to exchange and discuss observations, experiences, solutions, best practices as well as current and future challenges. The workshop also addresses the issue of fragmentation in the Language Technology landscape. Instead of “platform islands” that simply exist side by side, possibly even competing with each other, initiatives should discuss how their platforms can be made interoperable and how they can interact with one another to create synergies towards a productive LT platform ecosystem. The EU project European Language Grid (ELG; 2019-2021) is creating a platform that will provide thousands of data sets and hundreds of LT services. ELG aims to promote technologies tailored to all European languages and cultures, adapted to their social and economic needs. At the same time, there are several established platforms or infrastructure-related initiatives as well as emerging new ones, both on the European but also on the national level as well as on other continents. Some of the initiatives are more language-related and have a strong industry focus, others are mainly research-oriented. Moreover, there are digital public service initiatives, and platforms, in which language is only one aspect of many. With all these established and emerging initiatives, there is a risk of even stronger fragmentation in the Language Technology field, which is already highly fragmented, at least in Europe. Our approach is to bring these initiatives together to discuss ways not only of preventing further fragmentation but, crucially, of reversing it. This will only be possible if interoperability and mutual data exchange is ensured and if metadata formats and technical requirements are compatible, among others. A total of 30 papers were submitted to IWLTP 2020, 17 of which were accepted (acceptance rate: 56.7%). The organisers would like to thank all contributors for their valuable submissions and all members of the Programme Committee for reviewing the submitted papers. Due to the ongoing SARSCoV-2 pandemic, the workshop cannot be held as originally foreseen. Together with the organisers of LREC 2020 we will explore if we can organise the workshop at a later point in time or if we can organise it as a virtual event. G. Rehm, K. Bontcheva, K. Choukri, J. Hajic, S. Piperidis, A. Vasil,jevs May 2020 iii

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Sabat, Iryna; Neumann-Böhme, Sebastian; Varghese, Nirosha Elsem; Pita Barros, Pedro; Brouwer, Werner; van Exel, Job; Schreyögg, Jonas; Stargardt, Tom;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | IQCE (721402)

    Abstract presented at the 16th World Congress on Public Health 2020

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2020
    Open Access
    Authors: 
    Brennan, Ruth;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | CO-SUSTAIN (789524)

    Blog post reflecting on Ireland’s National Marine Planning Framework through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2020
    Open Access
    Authors: 
    Kilpi, Katriina;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | CLEARING HOUSE (821242)

    HEROES’ FOREST – HONOURING THOSE WHO KEEP US SAFE DURING THE PANDEMIC 12 May 20200 Belgian Flanders is a European region notorious for its lack of green cover: roughly 23 percent of the country is covered in forest and less than 11 of Flanders, the country´s most densely populated region, is forested. During the COVID-19 pandemic, green spaces and forests all over the world have become tremendously popular for citizens looking for meaningful ways to fill their days and stay healthy. The Flemish government has encouraged people´s outdoor activities, understanding that staying cooped up inside can become yet another health risk. However, some domains have had to close their doors as masses of people have flocked to the same scarce green spaces risking to spread the virus further. The Flemish nature organizations that for years have worked on raising awareness on the need for protecting nature in Flanders, have finally gained a stronger voice during this pandemic. Now more than ever we need to green our cities and increase the number and acreage of accessible forests in general. All signs point to this not being our last pandemic. While most of us spend our days at home, countless people are busy making sure we stay safe, fed and connected day and night. These are people in the health care sector and in the grocery stores; school teachers and kindergarten teachers; the post office workers and deliverers, and the police and fire department and anyone else who is staying out so we can stay in. These are also people who sew protective masks for the hospitals and elderly homes, people who do groceries for a neighbour and who lend a listening ear to those who are having a difficult time during this lockdown. To honour these “Corona heroes”, BOS+, a forest organization from Belgian Flanders and one of the CLEARING HOUSE project partners, has joined up with Flemish agencies and initiatives to honour these heroes for their efforts. Together they have set up an initiative for people to donate a tree which they designate to a person of their choice, a Corona hero. The aim is to create an entire forest full of trees honouring the Corona heroes – the Heroes´ forest. Planting the trees of the Heroes’ forest (photos provided by BOS+) The first Heroes´ forest will become part of an existing Wullebos forest in Moerbeke, East-Flanders, and will be accessible throughout the year. The addition of Heroes´ forest will restore the old forest belt in the north of East-Flanders and boost the biodiversity of the area. The name Wullebos is derived from the dialect word Wulle, meaning long-eared owl, an uncommon owl that lives in the Wullebos and will therefore see its habitat expand thanks to the Heroes´ forest. And as the heroes are spread out across the region, BOS+ and partners hope to realize one such forest in each of the 5 provinces. The initiative of Heroes´ forest is meant to be a permanent sign of gratitude for the people in the frontlines for their efforts. It will also be a permanent resource for anyone needing a moment in the forest. Finally, the Heroes´ forests is a way of expressing gratitude to nature for taking care of us. With nature´s support, we all have more hope for the future.

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2020
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    ERIC Forum;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | ERIC Forum (823798)

    Much of the science enabled by ERICs addresses the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), tackles grand societal challenges, and contributes to research aimed at combating global threats such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper further describes how the ERIC Forum together with four preparatory ERICs contribute to the mission areas currently being developed in preparation for the next European Union’s Research and Innovation Framework Programme, Horizon Europe.

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    De Angelis, Maria Grazia;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | EOSCsecretariat.eu (831644)

    A website containing information about surgical mask testing

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2021
    Open Access
    Authors: 
    Barros, Vesna; Akinwande, Victor; Manes, Itay; Bar-Shira, Osnat; Cintas, Celia; Shimoni, Yishai; Rosen-Zvi, Michal;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | MLFPM2018 (813533)

    In response to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, governments worldwide have introduced multiple restriction policies, known as non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs). However, there still remains uncertainty about the relative impact of such policies. In this work, we quantitatively assess the eectiveness of NPIs using a causal inference approach. We gather geospatial data to study the eect size of dierent NPIs as measured by change of the reproduction number and mobility trends. Our analysis includes the most frequent NPIs that were applied by 121 countries throughout 2020 until February 2021 as well as country-level information such as mobility and economic, demographic, environmental, social and health indicators. We present findings about the causal impact of five restriction policies - mask wearing, entertainment closure, freedom of movement (border closures), domestic flight restrictions and school closure - and discuss challenges in drawing causal inferences when aggregating multiple countries.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Polonelli, Tommaso; Schulthess, Lukas; Mayer, Philipp; Magno, Michele; Benini, Luca;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | EOSCsecretariat.eu (831644)

    The H-Watch is a fully open-sourde wearable long-lasting smart monitoring platform for health monitoring and tracking. Thanks to the integrated state-of-the-art NB-IoT cellular technology, it provides direct and secure cloud connectivity. It is based on widely available off-the-shelf components; however, it is designed with low-power and on-board intelligence in mind. Experimentalresults demonstrated only 5.9 mW of average power consumption, leading to a lifetime of 9 days on a small watch battery wothout, and up to 20 days with the solarenergy harvester.

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107 Research products, page 1 of 11
  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2021
    Open Access
    Authors: 
    Wallace Claire; Shaddock John;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | SPOT (870644)

    Purpose and scope of the deliverable: This is a framework report on Policies, Practices and Strategies. All partners have contributed material used in the production of the report which is described in the Work Programme as D2.1. This report seeks to establish a benchmark. With so much in flux, a starting point for identifying sig-nificant policy change is necessary. The benchmark is set at the outset of the project, approximately Q1 (January to March 2020), before the impact of COVID-19 and before the onset/impact of the new Programming Period. As a benchmark, the report seeks to be descriptive; there is no attempt at this stage to introduce any evaluation into the document; nor is there an intention to ’cluster’ case studies or countries – each case stands on its own merit. The attention to policy detail at Case Study level is relatively light. Here we are describing the Policy Framework. Detailed work on the Case Studies will take place later in the project when we have access to survey data and can view the emerging policies following the current hiatus in tourism. This is the first stage of the policy theme running through the three years of SPOT - the Social and Innovative Platform on Cultural Tourism and its Potential towards Deepening Europeanisation. This Framework Paper consists of four parts: Part One: The Executive Summary Part Two: The report on Policies, Practices and Strategies for each of the 15 partners (= Appendix A – Exploration of the Policy Framework) Part Three: A spreadsheet showing broad themes for each of the partners (= Appendix B) Part Four: A list of the sources used in preparing the report

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Konugolu Venkata Sekar, Sanathana; Guadagno, Claudia Nunzia; Zanoletti, Marta; Cortese, Lorenzo; Pagliazzi, Marco; Lanka, Sri Rama Pranav Kumar; Munoz, Rainer Rothe; Garrido, Eduardo; Carteano, Talyta; Lacerenza, Michele; +8 more
    Publisher: figshare
    Project: EC | VASCOVID (101016087)

    We propose a standardized approach for performance assessment and quality-control of the novel VASCOVID system based on optical phantoms. This approach is tailored to meet the requirements of the Medical Device Regulation, and is extendable to other biophotonics devices.

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Piperidis, Stelios; Rehm, Georg; Hajič, Jan; Choukri, Khalid; Vasiljevs, Andrejs; Bontcheva, Kalina;
    Country: Czech Republic
    Project: EC | ELG (825627)

    With the increasing number of platforms, grids and infrastructures in the wider area of Language Technologies (LT), NLP, NLU, speech, interaction and language-centric AI, there is also a growing need for sharing experiences, approaches and best practices to learn and benefit from the work of others and also, practically, to start a collaboration towards platform interoperability. The 1st InternationalWorkshop for Language Technology Platforms (IWLTP 2020) addresses all smaller and larger language grids, language-related infrastructures, platform initiatives as well as collaborative research projects that touch upon LT platforms, especially platform interoperability and related topics, both in Europe and world-wide. Its objective is to exchange and discuss observations, experiences, solutions, best practices as well as current and future challenges. The workshop also addresses the issue of fragmentation in the Language Technology landscape. Instead of “platform islands” that simply exist side by side, possibly even competing with each other, initiatives should discuss how their platforms can be made interoperable and how they can interact with one another to create synergies towards a productive LT platform ecosystem. The EU project European Language Grid (ELG; 2019-2021) is creating a platform that will provide thousands of data sets and hundreds of LT services. ELG aims to promote technologies tailored to all European languages and cultures, adapted to their social and economic needs. At the same time, there are several established platforms or infrastructure-related initiatives as well as emerging new ones, both on the European but also on the national level as well as on other continents. Some of the initiatives are more language-related and have a strong industry focus, others are mainly research-oriented. Moreover, there are digital public service initiatives, and platforms, in which language is only one aspect of many. With all these established and emerging initiatives, there is a risk of even stronger fragmentation in the Language Technology field, which is already highly fragmented, at least in Europe. Our approach is to bring these initiatives together to discuss ways not only of preventing further fragmentation but, crucially, of reversing it. This will only be possible if interoperability and mutual data exchange is ensured and if metadata formats and technical requirements are compatible, among others. A total of 30 papers were submitted to IWLTP 2020, 17 of which were accepted (acceptance rate: 56.7%). The organisers would like to thank all contributors for their valuable submissions and all members of the Programme Committee for reviewing the submitted papers. Due to the ongoing SARSCoV-2 pandemic, the workshop cannot be held as originally foreseen. Together with the organisers of LREC 2020 we will explore if we can organise the workshop at a later point in time or if we can organise it as a virtual event. G. Rehm, K. Bontcheva, K. Choukri, J. Hajic, S. Piperidis, A. Vasil,jevs May 2020 iii

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Sabat, Iryna; Neumann-Böhme, Sebastian; Varghese, Nirosha Elsem; Pita Barros, Pedro; Brouwer, Werner; van Exel, Job; Schreyögg, Jonas; Stargardt, Tom;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | IQCE (721402)

    Abstract presented at the 16th World Congress on Public Health 2020

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2020
    Open Access
    Authors: 
    Brennan, Ruth;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | CO-SUSTAIN (789524)

    Blog post reflecting on Ireland’s National Marine Planning Framework through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2020
    Open Access
    Authors: 
    Kilpi, Katriina;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | CLEARING HOUSE (821242)

    HEROES’ FOREST – HONOURING THOSE WHO KEEP US SAFE DURING THE PANDEMIC 12 May 20200 Belgian Flanders is a European region notorious for its lack of green cover: roughly 23 percent of the country is covered in forest and less than 11 of Flanders, the country´s most densely populated region, is forested. During the COVID-19 pandemic, green spaces and forests all over the world have become tremendously popular for citizens looking for meaningful ways to fill their days and stay healthy. The Flemish government has encouraged people´s outdoor activities, understanding that staying cooped up inside can become yet another health risk. However, some domains have had to close their doors as masses of people have flocked to the same scarce green spaces risking to spread the virus further. The Flemish nature organizations that for years have worked on raising awareness on the need for protecting nature in Flanders, have finally gained a stronger voice during this pandemic. Now more than ever we need to green our cities and increase the number and acreage of accessible forests in general. All signs point to this not being our last pandemic. While most of us spend our days at home, countless people are busy making sure we stay safe, fed and connected day and night. These are people in the health care sector and in the grocery stores; school teachers and kindergarten teachers; the post office workers and deliverers, and the police and fire department and anyone else who is staying out so we can stay in. These are also people who sew protective masks for the hospitals and elderly homes, people who do groceries for a neighbour and who lend a listening ear to those who are having a difficult time during this lockdown. To honour these “Corona heroes”, BOS+, a forest organization from Belgian Flanders and one of the CLEARING HOUSE project partners, has joined up with Flemish agencies and initiatives to honour these heroes for their efforts. Together they have set up an initiative for people to donate a tree which they designate to a person of their choice, a Corona hero. The aim is to create an entire forest full of trees honouring the Corona heroes – the Heroes´ forest. Planting the trees of the Heroes’ forest (photos provided by BOS+) The first Heroes´ forest will become part of an existing Wullebos forest in Moerbeke, East-Flanders, and will be accessible throughout the year. The addition of Heroes´ forest will restore the old forest belt in the north of East-Flanders and boost the biodiversity of the area. The name Wullebos is derived from the dialect word Wulle, meaning long-eared owl, an uncommon owl that lives in the Wullebos and will therefore see its habitat expand thanks to the Heroes´ forest. And as the heroes are spread out across the region, BOS+ and partners hope to realize one such forest in each of the 5 provinces. The initiative of Heroes´ forest is meant to be a permanent sign of gratitude for the people in the frontlines for their efforts. It will also be a permanent resource for anyone needing a moment in the forest. Finally, the Heroes´ forests is a way of expressing gratitude to nature for taking care of us. With nature´s support, we all have more hope for the future.

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2020
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    ERIC Forum;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | ERIC Forum (823798)

    Much of the science enabled by ERICs addresses the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), tackles grand societal challenges, and contributes to research aimed at combating global threats such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper further describes how the ERIC Forum together with four preparatory ERICs contribute to the mission areas currently being developed in preparation for the next European Union’s Research and Innovation Framework Programme, Horizon Europe.

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    De Angelis, Maria Grazia;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | EOSCsecretariat.eu (831644)

    A website containing information about surgical mask testing

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2021
    Open Access
    Authors: 
    Barros, Vesna; Akinwande, Victor; Manes, Itay; Bar-Shira, Osnat; Cintas, Celia; Shimoni, Yishai; Rosen-Zvi, Michal;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | MLFPM2018 (813533)

    In response to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, governments worldwide have introduced multiple restriction policies, known as non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs). However, there still remains uncertainty about the relative impact of such policies. In this work, we quantitatively assess the eectiveness of NPIs using a causal inference approach. We gather geospatial data to study the eect size of dierent NPIs as measured by change of the reproduction number and mobility trends. Our analysis includes the most frequent NPIs that were applied by 121 countries throughout 2020 until February 2021 as well as country-level information such as mobility and economic, demographic, environmental, social and health indicators. We present findings about the causal impact of five restriction policies - mask wearing, entertainment closure, freedom of movement (border closures), domestic flight restrictions and school closure - and discuss challenges in drawing causal inferences when aggregating multiple countries.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Polonelli, Tommaso; Schulthess, Lukas; Mayer, Philipp; Magno, Michele; Benini, Luca;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | EOSCsecretariat.eu (831644)

    The H-Watch is a fully open-sourde wearable long-lasting smart monitoring platform for health monitoring and tracking. Thanks to the integrated state-of-the-art NB-IoT cellular technology, it provides direct and secure cloud connectivity. It is based on widely available off-the-shelf components; however, it is designed with low-power and on-board intelligence in mind. Experimentalresults demonstrated only 5.9 mW of average power consumption, leading to a lifetime of 9 days on a small watch battery wothout, and up to 20 days with the solarenergy harvester.