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The statistical information of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection (BMSGPK) to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2) are as Open Government Data (OGD) under the open Creative Commons (CC) license available ( CC-BY-4.0 ). The data can be used by the general public under the condition of naming (ie naming the source BMSGPK) in machine-readable format together with the associated metadata. This corresponds to the requirements of the Inform...

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The initiative refers to expansion of the production possibilities in these fields (protective masks and shields) through cooperation of the healthcare sector and pioneers in 3D printing.

The cooperation of hospital associations with educational institutions (e.g. University of Technology Graz with over 30 3D-printers that produce 300 facial protection shields per day) and companies currently having free resources due to the crisis (e.g. Idea workshop Happylap) achieved rapid succes...

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The initiative refers to free digital conference to support Austrian companies.

The event focused on the provision of information, transfer of knowledge and exchange of experience on topics such as subsidies, employment and follow-up financing in the context of the Corona crisis. Moreover, recommendations and offers for employers are provided.

For more information, please consult: https://zusammenstaerker.derbrutkasten.com/

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Since March, the possibilities for remote working has been massively expanded and the quantity of the available IT infrastructure (notebooks) has been upgraded to reduce physical contacts. For example the Province of Styria provides about 6,500 jobs. Before the crisis in mid-March 2020, approx. 1,100 employees were entitled to work via remote access to the central state data network (limited to a maximum of 200 users simultaneously) for various field service activities as well as teleworki...

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The Edutube educational platform provides reliable short videos and documentation that are suitable in terms of content as a supplement and support for digital teaching. It contains high quality and educationally relevant instructional videos. In terms of content, the videos serve teachers as a supplement and support for digital teaching.

The platform can be used by schools of all types, teacher training institutions, universities and adult education centers.

For more informa...

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Eduthek is an education central platform for learning. It contains materials for pupils in kindergarten, primary, lower and upper secondary school for all school subjects. The platform has been comprehensively expanded and offers teachers, pupils and their parents a wealth of information and assistance materials.

For more information, please consult: https://eduthek.at/schulmaterialien

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The transparency portal provides a central overview of funding opportunities for citizens and companies in connection with the management of the COVID-19 crisis as well as a transparent presentation of the amount of support already paid out.

On request, electronic forms can be used to apply for the appropriate funding directly and without media breaks.

In addition, all support services granted should be recorded in the transparency database on a personal basis. On the one han...

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The new information chatbot "Mona" on the Service Platform for Business (USP) answers important company-relevant questions: short-time work, hardship funds and other initiatives are quickly and easily explained.

The new chatbot "Mona"  is intended to cover all relevant questions for companies on the subject of the corona crisis and the economy. The service of the Federal Ministry for Digitization and Business ...

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The Austrian Government has created a hardship fund as a "safety net for entrepreneurs". This fund provides for EUR 2 billion to provide rapid assistance for acute financial distress in the Corona crisis. Phase 1 is aimed at supporting self-employed persons suffering from huge falls in turnover. The hardship fund provides a grant that does not have to be repaid later.

An online service was established to enable quick processing of applications and avoid media brakes.

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Austria is currently in an exceptional situation. A comprehensive package of measures to combat the spread of the corona virus has been put in place. A supporting measure is the proclamation of the extraordinary civil service.

In order to be able to perform extraordinary community service, these requirements must be met:


The groceries assistants – labour power for the food chain.

In order to counteract the labour shortage in the food industry and during the harvest, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Tourism and Regions (BMLRT) established a central platform for the placement of workers.

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism therefore provides a central platform for the registration of potential workers in the food chain.

This also enables affected companies in the...

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The job initiative is aimed at securing the employment of as many workers from the non-food trade by employing them temporarily in the food trade.

Non-food retailers who wish to temporarily employ parts of their staff in the food trade can use the job platform of the Austrian Retail Association. The consent of employees concerned is necessary. The platform also serves as a mediation platform between retailers and workers as food/near-food traders temporarily lack workers and private...

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Corona research package of EUR 23 million to increase research activities using artificial intelligence. The research package is intended to finance and accelerate clinical trials and testing of medicines and vaccines against Coronavirus. Moreover, the financial means are intended for research projects concerned with keeping primarily hospitals sterile.

Applications can be submitted to the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).

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The Homecare App of the City of Vienna is a valuable tool that allows patients and people who have been in contact with people who have tested positive for COVID 19 to be digitally monitored in their homes. Thus critical infrastructures in hospitals are protected and authorities are relieved.

All those who have been in contact with people infected with coronavirus must inform authorities and doctors about their state of health on a daily basis. This is especially true for people who...

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