Vienna and Covid-19

A new project analyses how the reactions of the City of Vienna to the Covid 19 pandemic affect the economy, society and political processes.

The Covid-19 policy is changing the environment in which technologies evolve. The current global collaboration between medical researchers in the production of the Covid-19 vaccine is unique in its intensity and scope. Working from home as a social isolation measure increases the dependence on digital technologies. Public transport is facing new challenges. Monitoring apps have also been introduced in some countries, with varying degrees of invasion of privacy or civil liberties.

Tanja Sinozic and Gloria Rose, scientists at the Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA) of the Austrian Academy of Science (OEAW), will analyse the effects of this development within the COVPOL project, commissioned by the City of Vienna. Read more