What are the perceptions of community groups toward preserving their health and wellbeing during a COVID-19 outbreak? Both rural, urban, camp, open and conflict settings will be included. Recognising that different locations may have been exposed to COVID-19 in its early phase, it will continue to explore within each setting throughout the outbreak period. So far, the following sites are to be included: Nigeria: Anka and Benue IDP camps (Pilot) Jordan: Syrian refugee Zaatari camp Iraq: Syrian and Iraqi refugee camp(s) Sierra Leone: Tonkolili project (Pilot) Malaysia: Penang Rohingya refugees : Myanmar Pauktaw camp, Rakhine state Bangladesh:Cox Bazaar camps and Kamrangirchar peri-urban slum Ethiopia Gambella camp Democratic Republic of Congo: South Kivu (Fizi and Kimbi-Lulenge health zones) Further sites may be submitted to ERB during the outbreak.
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
Bardi A.; Kuchma I.; Pavone G.; Artini M.; Atzori C.; Backer A.; Baglioni M.; Czerniak A.; De Bonis M.; Dimitropoulos H.; +13 more
Bardi A.; Kuchma I.; Pavone G.; Artini M.; Atzori C.; Backer A.; Baglioni M.; Czerniak A.; De Bonis M.; Dimitropoulos H.; Foufoulas I.; Horst M.; Iatropoulou K.; Jacewicz P.; Kokogiannaki A.; La Bruzzo S.; Lazzeri E.; Lohden A.; Manghi P.; Mannocci A.; Manola N.; Ottonello E.; Schirrwagen J.;
Project: EC | OpenAIRE-Advance (777541)
This dump provides access to the metadata records of publications, research data, software and projects that may be relevant to the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) fight. The dump contains records of the OpenAIRE COVID-19 Gateway (https://covid-19.openaire.eu/), identified via full-text mining and inference techniques applied to the OpenAIRE Research Graph (https://explore.openaire.eu/). The Graph is one of the largest Open Access collections of metadata records and links between publications, datasets, software, projects, funders, and organizations, aggregating 12,000+ scientific data sources world-wide, among which the Covid-19 data sources Zenodo COVID-19 Community, WHO (World Health Organization), BIP! FInder for COVID-19, Protein Data Bank, Dimensions, scienceOpen, and RSNA. The dump consists of a gzip file containing one json per line. Each json is compliant to the schema available at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3974226
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
Publisher: ETH Zürich, Professur für Bildungssysteme
Im Rahmen des Forschungsprojekts LehrstellenPuls gibt dieses Faktenblatt einen Überblick über die Auswirkungen der COVID-19-Pandemie auf die berufliche Grundbildung in der Schweiz im September 2021 und vergleicht diese Ergebnisse mit denen früherer Erhebungen, insbesondere mit jenen des Vormonats (August 2021) und vor einem Jahr (September 2020).
International audience; Avant de se propager à l’échelle mondiale, l’épidémie de coronavirus est apparue dans la province du Hubei. Pour contenir la propagation du virus, le gouvernement chinois a imposé des mesures de quarantaine, entraînant un ralentissement de l’activité économique. Nous étudions ici la manière dont ce ralentissement de la production, initialement limité à la province de Hubei, se diffuse à l’économie mondiale via les chaînes de valeur internationales. La dépendance à l’égard des intrants chinois a augmenté de manière spectaculaire depuis le début des années 2000. De ce fait, la plupart des pays sont exposés au ralentissement de l’activité en Chine, à la fois directement via leurs importations de produits intermédiaires chinois et indirectement, du fait de la valeur ajoutée chinoise incorporée à d’autres intrants à la production. Cette note quantifie l’exposition totale de la France comparée à celle d’autres pays. Dans un premier temps, nous calculons la part de la valeur ajoutée chinoise dans la production française. Ensuite, nous utilisons des données au niveau des pays et des secteurs pour quantifier l’impact des mesures de quarantaine sur le PIB français.
Publisher: ETH Zürich, Professur für Bildungssysteme
Im Rahmen des Forschungsprojekts LehrstellenPuls bietet dieses Informationsblatt einen Überblick über die Auswirkungen der COVID-19-Pandemie auf die berufliche Grundbildung in der Schweiz im Februar 2021 und vergleicht diese Ergebnisse mit der Situation in den Vormonaten von April 2020 bis Januar 2021.
Publisher: Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zürich; Research Centre for East European Studies (FSO), University of Bremen; Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), George Washington University; Center for Eastern European Studies (CEES), University of Zurich; German Association for East European Studies (DGO)
The topic of this issue is Russia’s Arctic Policy. Firstly, Nurlan Aliyev gives an overview of Russia’s Arctic Policy through 2035; secondly, Svetlana Badina describes the diversity of Russia’s Arctic cities; thirdly, Leah Silinsky lays out the broad dimensions of Russia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and then shows how these policies affected developments in the Arctic. Das Thema dieser Ausgabe ist Russlands Arktis-Politik. Als Erstes gibt Nurlan Alijew einen Überblick über Russlands Arktispolitik bis 2035; Als Zweites beschreibt Swetlana Badina die Vielfalt der arktischen Städte Russlands; Als Drittes legt Leah Silinsky die grossen Dimensionen der russischen Reaktion auf die COVID-19-Pandemie dar und zeigt dann, wie diese Politik die Entwicklungen in der Arktis beeinflusst hat. ISSN:1863-0421
PoliHelp - Donation and commerce platform This pandemic has ruptured our lives and forced us to rely on technology on an unprecedented level. Not only did it shock everyone, but it revealed all the weaknesses in local and national strategies and outreach actions. The situation is even more so in Romania, with its severely outdated service infrastructure. Now is the time to follow the change and embrace technology. Being a small, local company ourselves, we are very much aware of the struggle, which is why we want to contribute to supporting our community. This virus determined a peak of requests and interest in digital solutions. PoliHelp is a digital platform which will bring together the local community to fight against the threat. Local municipalities and organizations, hospitals, small companies, volunteers, donors and regional producers (eg: farmers, textile companies, restaurants, landlords) are brought together on the PoliHelp platform for match-making with those in need (eg: elderly people, first line health workers, schools). When in need, we must reach out to the community for help in a safe and optimal organized environment. The PoliHelp`s objective is to benefit the community and create a bridge between the supply and demand of resources during national emergencies such as the current pandemic. It aims at a unified approach for all local aid initiatives which are providing support. We intend to launch an MVP(Minimum Viable Product) in a timeframe of 6 months. Our solution provides an easy to use platform which will connect and complement the local municipality/government and will increase the local outreach of the civic initiatives. Whether it is a group of students that volunteer to help the elderly, a company that donates masks and gloves, a small local producer that wants to announce he has fresh products in stock to deliver or a NGO looking for volunteers, this will be the place to find out. Also, there will be a matchmaking option for money donors to choose a local producer which is able to deliver a product or service. Assessing and combining the data from the platform will help determine the most vulnerable areas, categories of citizens, businesses, while enabling us to strengthen them and prevent such a strong impact of a future outbreak. PoliHelp will be available as a responsive website with a mobile-friendly version. The dashboard will have a clean and modern interface, showcasing the most pressing needs of organizations/people in Romania and while offering the option of which cause you want to support and how do you want to contribute. This project aims to bring the community closer together and combine gathered data not only to help those in need during the COVID-19 crisis but learn how to deal with similar threats and future outbreaks. Created to counteract some of the pandemic’s more pressing issues, PoliHelp can permanently find its place in the community by helping local producers to join local demand.
In a two-part series, Prof. Erik Hofmann from the Institute of Supply Chain Management analyses the impact of COVID-19 on procurement and logistics in Switzerland. Part II: long-term effects and new trends (e.g. deglobalization, nearshoring, reshoring, digitalization, industry4.0, risk management, decentralization, supply chain viability management, sustainability, supply chain finance, bullwhip effect, recovery phase, post-Corona crisis, resilience).