The call for proposals is open for applications only in the following areas:
Culture & hospitality industry
The cultural and creative industries are not only a very important source of growth and employment, but also a driving force for innovation. The cultural sector reduces people's sense of isolation during the pandemic. The culture gives meaning and helps people's involvement in the new normal existence.
But the sector has been hit hard by Covid-19. The closure of museums, theaters, concert halls, cinemas, festivals, art galleries, libraries, restaurants left many without functioning activities. Likewise for artists and the hospitality industry.
The call for proposals seeks applications based on the new needs and opportunities that arise due to the pandemic. Through innovation, Project will create a change that leads to economically sustainable renewed activities within art and cultural companies. Art and culture companies refer to those that have cultural creation or other creative processes as a supporting part of their business idea or as raw material.
The support is limited to activities that are carried out continuously as a professional activity.
All national and regional strategies in the area of transport have the objective of increasing collective travel. Collective travel refers to various forms of shared mobility. It includes traditional public transport such as bus and train but also taxi, shared car or bicycle, rental car, etc.
During the pandemic, collective travel has been exposed to major challenges, which has meant that users and suppliers have been forced to make other choices and priorities. It is about challenges such as congestion, flexibility, punctuality and attractiveness to compete with private car travel. The solutions to these challenges will be just as important during and after the pandemic. The restart that we are facing can thus mean new opportunities for shared mobility.
The call for proposals welcomes applications that raise new ideas, perspectives and solutions, about what can come after the pandemic. It is central that the solutions contribute to a healthy and climate-neutral mobility system.
It is positive in this track if the needs owner is active in the implementation of the project (but not a formal eligibility requirements). Applicant in the area of public transport can read Restart for public transport - ideas for a sustainable futureas inspiration.
The following issues are highlighted as particularly important in the call for proposals: safe and flexible travel, reduced congestion, better information that enables better planning.
Extensive digitalisation is underway in health care. During the pandemic, the area has seen a transformation similar to that of society in general; the use of alternative meetings has increased. Telephone for a first contact and advice has long been used between patient and care. Later features are digital aids such as video meetings and chat. Solutions that work remotely are currently given an increased priority. It is initially about reduced direct contact, but also about creating more or better choices, where it is justified and benefits both the patient and the care.
It is not easy to observe progress when changes occur slowly over time, which is common in self-care. Patients may find it difficult to follow prescribed exercises on their own. Digital solutions can provide better compliance, increase motivation, but also provide measurability around progress and create data that the health and medical care can use for further treatment.
In this call for proposals we welcome applications focused on remote rehabilitation. There are advantages to individualized treatment on the patient's term and adapted to the prevailing conditions. A better balance between the patient's own efforts and the efforts of the healthcare system can bring great benefits, in terms of quality, well-being and efficiency.
A societal crisis such as the one during the pandemic creates, directly or indirectly, various forms of negative impact on groups of individuals. Many of these phenomena have a partially hidden course and are often only observed afterwards through national statistics or through other observations.
It is the serious consequences that follow from, for example, increased loneliness or relational conflicts that become the problem you need to deal with. The direct impact that a social crisis has is rarely possible to prevent, but one must focus on managing the negative consequences in a better way.
The call for proposals welcomes applications that contribute to change to better understand and manage changes resulting from social unrest. This effort welcomes approaches that are based on innovation and that intend to develop and put into use a new solution in the near future.
The following issues are highlighted as particularly important in the call for proposals: increased loneliness and relational conflicts.