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Digital Health in the Covid 19 Crisis (1) – There is no going back to the pre-crisis era

The pandemic has hit us much more seriously than we would like to admit. It is high time to look reality in the eye, anticipate likely developments and prepare for them. “Forward to the past”, seems to be the unspoken motto, characterised by the wish for everything to quickly return to the way it once […]


Parliaments in crisis mode (Part 3) – What do we learn from the Covid 19 crisis?

Parliaments are important institutions, especially in times of crisis, and the fulfilment of their functions is central to the control of the government and the legitimisation of legislation. It is now necessary to take the necessary steps at various levels to ensure needs-based solutions for a resilient council operation on the basis of the crisis […]


Parliaments in crisis mode (2) – Old wine in new bottles?

When the Covid 19 crisis came, all at once even parliaments that had worked through the Second World War in the hail of bombs no longer seemed to take the continuation of their work for granted. Austrian parliamentarian Günther Schefbeck writes about the role parliaments have to play in such extraordinary crisis situations. Parliament is […]


Parliaments in crisis mode (1) – variable experience with great learning potential

The Covid 19 crisis obviously caught parliaments unprepared, whether at the municipal, cantonal or federal level. Contingency plans were for the most part non-existent or not precisely geared to these purposes. With a few weeks’ distance, it is now possible for the first time to identify and analytically classify some patterns and problems in the […]


Digital school during the Covid19 crisis (2) – Basic considerations

As already outlined in Part 1 of the article , the performance of teachers was very heterogeneous and perceptions of the school situation during the lockdown diverged strongly between teachers and parents. From the point of view of the headmasters, there was much positive change in their teachers (which is factually true!), while from the […]