The outbreak of Covid-19 has created a range of social and economic consequences for citizens and societies around the world affecting our everyday lives. Governments have adopted very strict measures to handle these challenges. Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers Paula Lehtomäki is impressed by how the societies have responded.
- Covid-19 has caused strain on the capacity of our health and care system.
- Older and other high-risk people have been asked to isolate at home and stay away from other people making it hard to maintain their physical and mental health.
- It has forced the closure of schools and universities across the Nordic region, shifting education online.
- A large proportion of the workforce has shifted to working remotely finding new ways of cooperating and communicating.
- Companies need to find new ways of conducting business and generating revenue
- Many employees have lost their jobs and find themselves in a very insecure and vulnerable situation.
- New free-to-access website will showcase innovative digital solutions from across the Nordic and Baltic region.
- Focus on knowledge-sharing and collaboration between public and private sector innovators.
- Clear, accessible content aimed at officials, innovators and citizens to be added to the site regularly.
The platform identifies and showcase emerging tech initiatives to address challenges created by Covid-19 and facilitate stakeholder engagement both within and across countries.