Project Details

Financing body

Jubilee Fund of the City of Vienna for the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration


The COVID-19 pandemic paved the way for the implementation of digital innovations in the area of public health. Often, these innovations were implemented by administrations through a 'top down' approach and required the collaboration of different organisational actors as well as the active participation of society. Two of these innovations are 'Contact Tracing Apps (CTAs)' and 'Digital Green Certificates (DGCs)'. Although Austria was one of the pioneers in introducing a CTA, the acceptance (measured by download rates) of the app remained relatively low. Given this, the full technical potential was not realised, as citizen participation is a prerequisite for CTAs to function effectively. The aim of the project is to gain a better understanding of the (non-)acceptance of digital public health innovations among the population, not least with regard to ethical issues in the topic of digitalisation as well as cost-benefit considerations.
Effective start/end date1/01/2131/12/22


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