Many European institutions and other European Cooperation programmes have responded to the COVID-19 crisis.

On this page you will find a short description of selected initiatives and the links to the respective website, documentation and databases.

European Open Data Portal

European Open Data Portal

The dataset contains the latest available public data on COVID-19 including a daily situation update, the epidemiological curve and the global geographical distribution (EU/EEA and the UK, worldwide).

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COVID-19 Data Portal

EMBL EBI Covid-19 data portal

An unprecedented number of scientific efforts are taking place worldwide in order to help combat the new coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19). One of the biggest challenges in this fast-moving situation is to share data and findings in a coordinated way, in order to understand the disease and to develop treatments and vaccines.

To address this challenge, EMBL-EBI has set up the COVID-19 Data Portal, which will bring together relevant datasets submitted to EMBL-EBI and other major centres for biomedical data. The aim is to facilitate data sharing and analysis, and to accelerate coronavirus research.

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Database of National Containment Measures

JRC ECML Covid-19

Many different measures and different combinations of measures have been implemented in EU Member States and countries worldwide. It is a priority task in the fight against COVID-19 to learn about the benefits of different measures, and crucial to design a coordinated exit strategy for the European Union.

For this scope, a set of main containment measures has been identified (such as school closure, restriction of national and international movements etc.). The result is a dynamic database updated on a daily basis per Member State carried out by JRC.

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Impacts on air pollution

EEA Air Quality

Data from EEA member countries show how concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) — a pollutant mainly emitted by road transport — have decreased in many European cities where lockdown measures have been implemented.

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COR Exchange platform

COVID-19 Exchange platform

The Committee of the Regions, as the interface and reference point between the European Union and its local and regional governments, endo​rsed a plan​​ to assist, inform, engage and represent regions and cities across Europe.

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Projects tackling COVID-19

Every single action matters in the fight against the impact of COVID-19, and Interreg is an active player in the game.

Today, there are already 98 projects tagged with COVID-19 related measures in the project database, and more keep being tagged. These projects can be easily found by a simple text search term 'covid', which can also be combined with any other search criteria (e.g. theme or location) if needed.

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Project responses

INTERACT Inclusive Growth Network

Examples of how Interreg, ENI and IPA projects have responded to the COVID-19 emergency collected by INTERACT's Inclusive Growth Network.

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EU Commission CRII+

COVID19 – Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus (CRII+)

The European Commission proposed a new set of measures to mobilise support against COVID19 – Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus (CRII+). The new package complements an earlier initiative by introducing extraordinary flexibility to allow that all non-utilised support from the European Structural and Investment Funds can be mobilised to the fullest.

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The NPA project ChatPal launches a new app to support mental health

Complementing traditional services, apps such as ChatPal can help people in remote areas to support self-care and better manage their own wellbeing.

The COVID-19 lockdown measures accelerated the need for such solutions. Read more


PLACE-EE: when bad times trigger positive changes

Place-ee basket

A project dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people, PLACE-EE describes in their last newsletter how amidst the sadness and tough times of the COVID-19 lockdown, positive changes can happen and are there to stay.

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Online network supports rural businesswomen through COVID crisis

W-Power Argyll

W-Power started in 2018 to overcome the challenges of remoteness and rurality faced by women-led businesses in sparsely populated areas, but COVID-19 demanded to rethink the project approach to face new challenges.
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