RESpondIng to outbreakS through co-creaTIve inclusive equality stRatEgies

The RESISTIRÉ project is based on the understanding that the current global health crisis is also a human, economic, and social crisis that affects people, societies, and economies at their core. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the introduction of national policy responses and measures in several policy areas to slow infections and prevent deaths that have radically changed the organization of society. It has also resulted in furloughs and job losses, with associated economic hardships and psychological problems.

Implications for vulnerable groups

For many, especially already vulnerable groups, the outbreak and corresponding policy responses have lead to increased risks and inequalities, such as increased vulnerability to domestic violence, unavailability of personal assistance and increased barriers for people with disabilities, hate speech against minorities. These trends and impacts, as with other crises, are gendered and related to gender, age, disability, ethnicity/race, migration status, religion, social class, and the intersections between these inequalities.

Project aim

The goal of RESISTIRÉ is to understand the unequal impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and corresponding policy responses on behavioral, social, and economic inequalities in 31 countries (EU 27 plus Iceland, the United Kingdom, Serbia, and Turkey) and to work toward individual and societal resilience.

Within this framework, the project will conduct policy analysis and quantitative and qualitative research activities to design innovative solutions to respond to the outbreak through co-created and inclusive strategies that address old and new, permanent and temporary patterns of inequality in and across policy domains.

Project duration05/2021 - 09/2022
GrantHorizon 2020

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  • 17.5.2022: The WP 2, 3, 4 reports have just been published. These and other updates on the project are available in the latest RESISTIRÉ newsletter.