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Etat membre Autriche
Nom de l'institution City of Vienna
Type d’institution du secteur public Agence publique
Niveau administratif Régional
Nom de l’initiative Alles gurgelt!
Années opérationnelles du projet 1
Site de l'institution https://www.wien.gv.at/english/

Question 1: À propos de l'initiative

Est-ce une initiative du secteur public ? Oui

Question 2: Catégories

L'initiative est-elle pertinente pour l'une des catégories de l'UNPSA? Catégorie spéciale : Résilience institutionnelle et réponses innovantes à la pandémie de la COVID-19
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Question 3: Objectifs de développement durable

L’initiative est-elle pertinante pour l’une des 17 ODD ? Oui
Si vous avez répondu oui ci-dessus, veuillez préciser quel ODD est la plus pertinente pour l'initiative.
3 Bonne santé
9 Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
11 Villes et communautés durables
A quel(s) objectif(s), parmi les ODD mentionnés ci-dessus, correspond(ent) l’initiative ?
3.3 D’ici à 2030, mettre fin à l’épidémie de sida, à la tuberculose, au paludisme et aux maladies tropicales négligées et combattre l’hépatite, les maladies transmises par l’eau et autres maladies transmissibles 
9.1 Mettre en place une infrastructure de qualité, fiable, durable et résiliente, y compris une infrastructure régionale et transfrontière, pour favoriser le développement économique et le bien-être de l’être humain, en mettant l’accent sur un accès universel, à un coût abordable et dans des conditions d’équité
11.5 D’ici à 2030, réduire considérablement le nombre de personnes tuées et le nombre de personnes touchées par les catastrophes, y compris celles d’origine hydrique, et réduire considérablement le montant des pertes économiques qui sont dues directement à ces catastrophes exprimé en proportion du produit intérieur brut mondial, l’accent étant mis sur la protection des pauvres et des personnes en situation vulnérable
11.b D’ici à 2020, accroître considérablement le nombre de villes et d’établissements humains qui adoptent et mettent en œuvre des politiques et plans d’action intégrés en faveur de l’insertion de tous, de l’utilisation rationnelle des ressources, de l’adaptation aux effets des changements climatiques et de leur atténuation et de la résilience face aux catastrophes, et élaborer et mettre en œuvre, conformément au Cadre de Sendai pour la réduction des risques de catastrophe (2015-2030), une gestion globale des risques de catastrophe à tous les niveaux

Question 4: Date de mise en œuvre

L’initiative a-t-elle été mise en oeuvre depuis deux ans ou plus ? Oui
Veuillez préciser la date de la mise en oeuvre 25 janv. 2021

Question 5: Partenaires

Est-ce que les Nations Unies ou toute autre organisation des Nations Unies a été impliquée à cette initiative? Non
Quelle agence des Nations Unies a été impliquée?
Veuillez détailler

Question 6: Participation précédente

1. L'initiative a-t-elle été soumise pour examen au cours des 3 dernières années (2017-2019)? Non

Question 7: Prix de l'UNPSA

Est-ce que l’initiative a déjà gagné un prix UN PSA ? Non

Question 8: Autres récompenses

Est-ce que l’initiative a gagné d’autres prix dans le domaine des services publics ? Oui
Si oui, veuillez préciser le nom, l’organisation et l’année City of Vienna Administration Award 2021

Question 9: Comment avez-vous connu le PSPONU?

Comment avez-vous connu le PSPONU? GOVERNMENT

Question 10: Consentement de validation

J'autorise à contacter les personnes et les entités concernées pour s'enquérir de l'initiative à des fins de validation. Oui

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Questions/Answers

Question 1

Veuillez décrire brièvement l’initiative, le problème ou défi qu’elle cherche à résoudre, et spécifiez ses objectifs. (300 mots maximum)
For almost two years, COVID-19 has been heavily impacting the way we live. By taking regular tests, you have the possibility to protect yourself and the people around you. The wide range of tests offered by the City of Vienna was thus complemented by the easy, convenient and safe possibility of PCR-home tests. All people who live, work or are educated in Vienna have the possibility of taking regular free-of-charge PCR mouth rinse/gargle tests for COVID-19. How does the project “Alles gurgelt!” work? People can register online (www.allesgurgelt.at/en/wien/) to get a barcode in order to pick up test sets in one of over 150 drugstores in Vienna. The patented test set is accompanied by a webapp to gather the necessary data and to ensure the right application. After performing the test at home, people can hand in the sample in over 680 supermarkets, drugstores and gas stations. The postal service is collecting the samples all over the city and transfers them to the laboratory twice a day everyday. In a separate logistic channel, test sets are also provided in every school in Vienna with the possibility of handing them in and getting them transferred to the laboratory as well. With pooling methods and very structured processes, the laboratory can handle up to 500,000 samples every day. The test person then receives the result conveniently within a period of 24 hours via e-mail.

Question 2

Veuillez expliquer en quoi l’initiative est corrélée à la catégorie sélectionnée. (100 mots maximum)
The initiative is directed to provide an easy and convenient access to PCR-tests for everyone who is in Vienna. The initiative ensures resilience by building on a strong network of Viennese companies together with the City of Vienna and the Vienna Economic Chamber. The labor-saving and efficient test strategy is an innovative tool to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect everyone who is in Vienna by getting everyone tested regularly.

Question 3

a. Veuillez spécifier quels sont les ODD et les cibles que l’initiative soutient, et décrivez concrètement comment l’initiative a contribué à leur mise en œuvre. (200 mots maximum)
The initiative supports Goal 3: Good Health, Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure as well as Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. Furthermore, the targets 3.3, 9.1, 11.5 and 11.b are tackled with the Alles gurgelt! initiative. How did the initiative contribute to that? Alles gurgelt! promotes that the pandemic is soon contained and thus a general welfare and health in the city is ensured. These measures are intended to maintain economic life. The tests are available to all Viennese free of charge and everyone is treated equally – therefore, the initiative provides a reliable and convenient test infrastructure for everyone in Vienna, including commuters from other regions. Companies have joined forces to achieve the goal of "fighting the pandemic" as soon as possible and the citizen benefits from this union in the present and sustainable. The initiative is aimed at ending the COVID-19 pandemic and provides learnings and insights for future pandemics or for ending epidemics in other regions worldwide. Furthermore, the initiative’s structure may be used as a reference for future plans to become more resilient to disasters as a region and to integrate the learnings into a holistic disaster risk management.
b. Veuillez décrire ce qui rend l’initiative durable en terme social et environnemental. (100 mots maximum)
The social aspect of the Alles gurgelt! project is guaranteed by making sure that anyone can use the PCR test free of charge and by providing a convenient and easy access. Economically, all participating companies provide additional jobs in Vienna through this project and thus contribute to the stabilization of the economy. Furthermore, the initiative is aimed to prevent future lockdowns and to sustainably normalize social, economic and cultural life in Vienna.

Question 4

a. Veuillez expliquer comment l’initiative répond à un déficit important en termes de gouvernance, d’administration publique ou de service public dans le contexte d’un pays ou d’une région donnés. (200 mots maximum)
The joint goal of the project is to prevent lockdowns, normalize social, economic and cultural life and reduce the workload of hospitals and medical staff. The City of Vienna ensures motivation of their citizens by making the process easy, fast and reliable: The citizens get PCR home-tests free of charge and can take them regularly. The samples can be handed in all over the city. In addition, the Vienna Economic Chamber was promoting the ramp-up of the project to their members and is especially supporting affected industries such as body-related service providers, hotels and gastronomy with an easy test strategy.
b. Veuillez expliquer comment votre initiative aborde l’inégalité des genres dans le contexte du pays en question. (100 mots maximum)
The initiative is available for everyone in Vienna and does not discriminate.
c. Veuillez décrire le(s) groupe(s) ciblé(s), et expliquez comment l’initiative a amélioré leur situation. (200 mots maximum)
The target group is everyone who is in Vienna: Everyone who lives there, goes to work there, gets educated there or wants to stay there for a holiday. In addition to the easy and convenient pick up of test sets in drugstores all over Vienna, the initiative provided additional access points for several groups: social and health care institutions got own deliveries already starting in the pilot phase of the projects and schools get their own logistic system. Furthermore, social workers as well as teachers who might need to assist others in using the test set where provided with video tutorials as well as onboarding sessions from the webapp provider. With this inclusive approach to testing, all target groups are able to feel safe with regular PCR test results and therefore life in Vienna can be normalized.

Question 5

a. Veuillez décrire comment l’initiative a été mise en œuvre en incluant les développements et les étapes clés, les activités de suivi et d’évaluation, ainsi que la chronologie. (300 mots)
The initiative started on January 25, 2021 in a test run: At first, selected social institutions from the City of Vienna and selected companies from the Vienna Economic Chamber were provided with test sets to regularly test their employees. The test sets were already accompanied by a webapp to gather the necessary data and to ensure the right application. Furthermore, logistics to the selected institutions and companies and from there to the laboratory was organized. The laboratory already had processes for pooling and efficient analysis in place as well as the digital interface to authorities and the test set webapp. Shortly after implementation, crucial services such as a hotline for users and the creation of press information was added to the project team. After a few weeks of test runs, the initiative was formerly announced by the Mayor of Vienna and the President of the Vienna Economic Chamber and became an initiative for the whole Viennese population, starting on March 29, 2021. From this day onwards, everybody who lived or worked in Vienna was able to pick up test sets in over 150 drugstores in Vienna and return them in over 680 supermarkets, drugstores and gas stations every day. Every week, the project team monitored the performance of all project partners, created valuable learnings and transformed them into actions. In the end of May a test run with selected schools started to implement the initiative in a similar way. The concept was refined together with the Board of Education and implemented for all Viennese middle and secondary schools. This overall school testing started with the new school years in September 2021 with separate webapp features to fulfill the needs of the schools and a separate logistic system.
b. Veuillez expliquer clairement les obstacles rencontrés et comment ils ont été surpassés. (100 mots)
The project has a structured project management which is responsible for a weekly reporting of all key figures as well as identified complaints from users (via the hotline) and error reports from all project partners. In weekly coordination meetings with all project partners and the steering committee the biggest obstacles are discussed together to find a joint solution.

Question 6

a. Veuillez expliquer en quoi l’initiative est innovatrice dans le contexte de votre pays ou région. (100 mots maximum)
Alles gurgelt! is a convenient test offer for all citizens which leads to a high-quality PCR result. The sample can be taken at home and handed in within a maximum walking distance of 10 minutes from home. The test set itself was developed and patented by a Viennese start-up. It combines a physical product with a web-based solution. In addition, the laboratory innovated their processes by using pooling and state-of-the-art machinery. The collaboration of the project partners (test set developer, laboratory, distribution partner, logistic partners, hotline and project management) ensures that results are available in a maximum of 24 hours.
b. Veuillez décrire, si cela est pertinent, comment l’initiative s’est inspirée d’une autre initiative fructueuse dans d’autres régions, pays ou localités (100 mots maximum)
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c. Si des technologies émergentes et de pointe ont été utilisées, veuillez indiquer comment elles ont été intégrées à l’initiative et / ou comment l’initiative a adopté le gouvernement numérique. (100 mots maximum)
The consumer who tests with “Alles gurgelt!” benefits from end-to-end data transmission. There is automated communication from the user via the webapp and the laboratory to the official reporting systems. The verification of the person is done by scanning documents and the photo-monitored gargling process. The findings are automatically transmitted and entered into the Green Passport. The high-tech PCR laboratory ensures rapid and reliable evaluation of the samples thanks to automated pooling with a pipetting robot. Furthermore, a laboratory software was developed to optimize the laboratory process. The laboratory itself also performs next generation sequencing to quickly detect new mutations.

Question 7

a. A votre connaissance, l’initiative a-t-elle été transposée et/ou adaptée à d’autres contextes (par ex. d’autres villes, pays ou régions) ? Si oui, veuillez expliquer où et comment. (200 mots maximum)
Yes, the initiative has been transferred from the City of Vienna to selected districts in Upper Austria. Learnings were shared among the responsible institutional players, e.g. among the regional health directorates. Furthermore, selected project partners stayed the same to ensure a good transfer. The project teams regularly shared obstacles and learnings.
b. Si l’initiative n’a pas été transposée/adaptée à d’autres contextes, veuillez décrire le potentiel de sa transférabilité. (200 mots maximum)
In addition to the actual transfer to Upper Austria, the Vienna Economic Chamber reached out to several other cities and regions to pitch the initiative.

Question 8

a. Quelles ressources (financières, humaines ou autres) ont-elles été utilisées pour mettre en œuvre l’initiative ? (100 mots maximum)
To implement, the City of Vienna asked the supreme health authority of Austria for permission to carry out the program and for the coverage of costs. It is carried out as a testing offer for the entire Viennese population, employees of Viennese companies and Viennese pupils as a screening program according to § 5a Epidemic Act 1950. Human resources are used from the municipal departments (health, press and education), the Vienna Economic Chamber and all project partners (laboratory, test set developer, service hotline, distribution and logistics, project management) by structuring the initiative as a project with regular updates and meetings.
b. Veuillez expliquer ce qui rend l’initiative durable dans le temps, en termes financiers et institutionnels. (100 mots maximum)
Fast tests are an effective mean to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the City of Vienna and the Vienna Economic Chamber create a “protective shield” for their citizens. With a PCR test, people have a valid negative result for a period of 48 hours after performing the gargle test. By repeating this process regularly, citizens are safe and social, economic and cultural life can be normalized. The “Alles gurgelt!” project is a labor-saving test strategy as people can take the sample by themselves at home with digital assistance. Compliance and also data security is ensured via the webapp.

Question 9

a. L’initiative a-t-elle fait l’objet d’une évaluation formelle interne ou externe ?
Oui
b. Veuillez décrire comment elle a été évaluée et par qui. (100 mots maximum)
Before carrying out the initiative, the City of Vienna applied the principles of economy, practicality and efficiency to ensure audit security. The same principles are used during the project for each decision which is made. Furthermore, the project has an expert panel (advisory board), consisting of scientific experts in the fields of diagnostic corona testing, virology, epidemiology and models, logistics, new media and health economics. These experts give regular input on different topics of the project. Moreover, the COVID-19 crisis unit of Vienna gets a weekly report of the project to evaluate and decide next steps.
c. Veuillez décrire les indicateurs et les outils utilisés. (100 mots maximum)
Weekly reports are provided from all project members and are discussed together: Indicators include the positivity rate, distributed test sets, collected test sets, participation rates, delayed samples, turnaround time, etc. The report is provided in a written form to the decision makers. Another evaluation tool is the weekly coordination meeting between all project partners and the steering committee of the initiative. In this meeting indicators are presented and together learnings and decisions are drawn.
d. Quels étaient les conclusions principales de l’évaluation (par exemple l’adéquation des ressources mobilisées pour l’initiative, la qualité de la mise en œuvre et des défis auxquels vous avez été confrontés, les résultats principaux, la durabilité de l’initiative, les impacts) et comment cette information est utilisée pour mettre en place l’initiative. (200 mots)
The findings of the evaluations are being used for continuous optimizations and adaptions of the project. Especially the pass-through time and the number of delivered test sets are important for the planning of the needed resources of laboratory capacity and number of produced test sets. With every evaluation, adequacy of resources used as well as quality issues are challenged together in the project team.

Question 10

Veuillez décrire comment l’initiative s’inscrit dans le paysage institutionnel adéquat (par exemple, comment elle se situe par rapport aux agences gouvernementales pertinentes, et comment les relations institutionnelles avec ces dernières ont été menées). (200 mots maximum)
The initiative was set up by the City of Vienna (MA 24 and MA 15 – the responsible municipal departments for healthcare) together with the Vienna Economic Chamber. Decisions on measures for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic are made by the COVID-19 crisis unit of the City of Vienna. The initiative is based on a tender from the Bundesbeschaffung Austria for the execution of the SARS-Cov-2 laboratory analysis by means of PCR tests incl. logistics, software and test set for the City of Vienna. The best bidder was selected to carry out the initiative and in addition to that, municipal departments from the City of Vienna such as the Press and Information Service and the Board of Education became part of the project coordination team to ensure efficient operations.

Question 11

L’agenda 2030 pour le développement durable met l’accent sur la collaboration, l’engagement, les partenariats et l’inclusion. Veuillez décrire quels acteurs ont été engagés dans la conception, la mise en œuvre et l’évaluation de l’initiative et comment cet engagement a eu lieu. (200 mots maximum)
The initiative was from the beginning onwards a collaborative project between public institutions (several municipal departments of Vienna and the Vienna Economic Chamber) and private companies (laboratory, test set provider, service hotline, distribution partner, logistic partners). All project partners are committed to a good partnership and started early on to work together in weekly meetings to design, implement and regularly evaluate the initiative. During the implementation phase, crucial stakeholders from politics were updated regularly and included for the engagement of the public. Users, as the most important stakeholders, were engaged through a campaign by the press department of the City including advertising from the mayor, with different celebrities and on different channels. Furthermore, organizations, social services, youth camps and schools were addressed separately to appeal every age and their needs individually. These customized solutions have succeeded in making access to testing convenient and encouraging engagement among all audiences.

Question 12

Veuillez décrire les leçons clés apportées par cette expérience, et comment votre organisation prévoit d’améliorer l’initiative. (200 mots maximum).
The easy, safe and convenient test strategy “Alles gurgelt!” proved to be a very effective tool to detect the virus early. We learned that the collaboration of all project partners and the weekly exchange and discussions are crucial for project success. With that, we were able to find fast solutions and overcome any obstacle. It proved valuable that we started the initiative with a smaller target group and get feedback from them before doing the rollout for the whole city and before developing a concept for Viennese schools. We are constantly trying to get better in all aspects of the project: in the webapp new features are implemented regularly to make the digital assistance easier, the laboratory constantly reviews processes and time wasters to make the analysis more efficient and the logistics providers are optimizing routes and stops to make the delivery to the laboratory faster. The constant management attention from key stakeholders of the City of Vienna makes it possible to identify challenges early and react fast together with the project partners.

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