Endure: Inequalities, Vulnerabilities and Community Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World

  • Foley, James (PI)
  • Korkut, Umut (PI)
  • Varga, Mihai (PI)
  • Palonen, Emilia (PI)
  • Jones, Eric (PI)
  • Bourbeau , Philippe (PI)
  • Šelo-Šabić, Senada (PI)
  • Karolak , Mateusz (PI)
  • Caria Gitahy, Leda Maria (PI)
  • Pérez-Bustos, Tania (PI)
  • Guilbauld , Auriane (PI)

Project Details


This project will examine the short- and long-term consequences of Covid-19 from a comparative perspective in line with the research priorities specified in the UN Research Roadmap. It deploys a holistic view to the study of the Covid-19 crisis, which we understand both as a new source for mobilization/de-mobilization of societies and political systems and also as ushering in a new era for change and transformation. Drawing on insights from a transatlantic team experienced in studying “inequalities”, “gender”, “resilience”, “migration”, “crisis management” and “radicalisation”, this project is guided by five specific aims:

(1)Governance failures – Towards democratic governance models: To analyse the governance of Covid-19 at local, national and global levels from a comparative, transatlantic perspective and explore the societal, political, and ethical consequences of these governance practices on social inequalities, on political systems, on people’s rights and freedoms as well as in the context of the increasing divide between the Global North and South.
(2)Drivers of inequalities and new forms of (de-)mobilizations: To identify how inequalities in their various dimensions (ethnicity, class, migratory status, gender and age) have been reinforced and challenged, and to map how new forms of (de-)mobilization evolved during and after the pandemic.
(3)Community resilience and building back better: To understand community resilience practices; to study grassroots solidarity movements and the mobilization of social groups and communities to access social and political rights.
(4)Fake news, Conspiracy theories and Social media: To analyse the sources and mobilization of “fake news” in social and mainstream media and to assess social media’s empowering and repressive roles in the context of Covid-19.
(5)Developing a culture of resilience: To develop transatlantic platforms, co-produce practical tools and methodologies that form a systematic basis for post-pandemic recovery and aid in fostering a culture of resilience.
Short titleEndure
Effective start/end date1/06/2231/05/25

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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