PERISCOPE –Pan-European Response to the ImpactS of COVID-19 and future Pandemics and Epidemics- is a a Horizon 2020 research project that was funded with almost 10 million Euros under the Coronavirus Global Response initiative launched in May 2020 by the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
We are looking for effective solutions that have been used to contain the pandemic.
The areas of interest in our collection of good practices include: Education and training: (for example, modes of distance learning, organising student rotations at school, training teachers on online tools, training healthcare professionals, etc.); use of digital technologies (e.g. contact-tracing apps; use of data from mobile operators or tech platforms; crowdsourcing solutions; use of Artificial Intelligence in testing and tracing; etc.); financial aid to citizens and businesses (direct payments, access to subsidies, rating resilience or sustainability of recipients of funds); reorganisation of hospital and intensive care facilities; transportation and logistics; and more.
The first cut-off date for submitting good practices is December 31, 2020. After that date, we will compile a first report and publish it on our website, on the press and in scientific articles. By contributing valuable experience, you can help us learn and transfer practices that can save lives and improve individual well-being in Europe and beyond.