The call is open to 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. Culture gives meaning and helps people's involvement in the new normal life.
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 is for applications based on the new needs and opportunities arising from the pandemic. Project will be through innovation create a transition that leads to a financially sustainable renewal activities in the arts and cultural enterprises. Art and culture companies refer to those who have culture-creating or other creative processes as a supporting part of their business idea or as a raw material.
The support is limited to activities that are conducted permanently as a professional activity.
All national and regional strategies in the transport sector has the objective to increase transit ridership. By public transport is meant 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, public transport has been exposed to major challenges, which has meant that users and suppliers have been forced to make other choices and priorities. These are challenges such as congestion, flexibility, punctuality and attractiveness to compete with private car travel. The solutions to these challenges will be as important during as after the pandemic. The restart we are facing may thus mean new opportunities for shared mobility.
The call welcomes applications that highlight new ideas, perspectives and solutions, about what may come after the pandemic. It is central that the solutions contribute to a healthy and climate-neutral mobility system.
It is in this track positive if the needs owner is active in the implementation of the project (but not a formal eligibility requirements). Applicant in the public transport area can as inspiration read Restart for public transport - ideas for a sustainable future.
The following issues are highlighted as particularly important in the call: safe and flexible travel, reduced congestion, better information that enables better planning.
Rehabilitation at a distance
There is an extensive digitalisation in health care. During the pandemic, the area has seen a transformation similar to that in society in general; the use of alternative meetings has increased. Telephone for a first contact and counseling has long been used between patient and care. Later features are digital aids such as video conferencing and chat. Solutions that work remotely are currently given increased priority. It is initially about reduced direct contact but also to create more or better choices, where it is justified and provides benefits for both the patient and the care.
It is not easy to observe processes when changes occur slowly over time, something that is common in self-care. Patients may find it difficult to follow the prescribed exercises on their own. Digital solutions can provide better compliance, increase motivation, but also provide a measurability of progress and create a basis that health care can use for further treatment.
In this call for proposals, we welcome applications focused on remote rehabilitation. There are advantages to an individualized treatment in the patient's term and adapted to the prevailing conditions. Better balancing between the patient's own efforts and the health care efforts can provide great benefits, for 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 by national statistics or by 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 of a societal crisis is seldom possible to prevent, but one must focus on dealing with the negative consequences in a better way.
The call welcomes applications that contribute to change in order to better understand and manage changes due to social unrest. This effort welcomes approaches that are based on innovation and that in the near future intend to develop and implement a new solution.
The following issues are highlighted as particularly important in the call: increased loneliness and relational conflicts.