Project duration: 
2021 - 2023

Project aim

The aim of RESISTIRÉ is to 1) understand the impact of COVID-19 policy responses on behavioural, social and economic inequalities in the EU27, Serbia, Turkey, Iceland, and the UK on the basis of a conceptual gender+ framework, and 2) design, devise and pilot policy solutions and social innovations to be deployed by policymakers, stakeholders and actors in different policy domains.

Project approach

RESISTIRÉ proposes a three-cycle approach, combining quantitative and qualitative research with co-creation. The process is repeated every six months, each cycle producing operational results and integrating insights from the previous one. Each cycle involves:

  • Extensive mapping of policy and societal responses to COVID-19, secondary survey data, workshops with civil society, interviews with public authorities, and individual narratives collected from precarious and vulnerable groups, and translated into operational insights.
  • Development of adequate responses and operational tools from a holistic perspective, with a co-design approach involving multiple stakeholders, with recommendations for actions for policymakers, stakeholders and actors in the field.
  • Launch of pilot actions to demonstrate the potential impact of a range of proposed solutions.
  • Dissemination of knowledge, development of policy recommendations and empowerment of stakeholders to exploit project results.

RESISTIRÉ relies on a strong multi-disciplinary consortium of ten European research, innovation, and design partners, with a well-established network of healthcare stakeholders. It is designed to achieve its results through multi-disciplinary research insights, cross-sectoral co-creation, solution development and a wide dissemination strategy.

Expected outcomes

The project will provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of existing problems, as well as current and future priorities and solutions. As a result, it will contribute to reducing inequalities arising from COVID-19 policies and to redressing them.

Project partners

  • European Science Foundation (France) - project coordinator
  • Örebro University (Sweden)
  • Yellow Window (Belgium)
  • Oxford Brooks University (United Kingdom)
  • Knowledge & Innovation (Italy)
  • Technological University Dublin (Ireland)
  • Sabanci University (Turkey)
  • Universidad de Deusto (Spain)
  • Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
  • Sciensano (Belgium)

Project funding

The project is funded with 5.2 million EUR from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 101015990.


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civil society
social inequalities
public policy
Grant agency: 
International project

Publikace vydané v rámci projektu (celkem 3, zobrazeno 1 - 3)

Sofia Strid, Colette Schrodi, Roberto Cibin

The pandemic has radically shifted how society is organised, with increased work from home, home-schooling, and intensification of online presence, all with specific (un)intended implications on paid and unpaid care work. These implications, like those of other crises, are gendered and manifest along sex, age, disability, ethnicity/race, migration status, religion, social class, and the intersections between these inequalities.

gender, civil society
National Contact Centre for Gender & Science
Typ publikace:
Article with impact factor
Nyklová, Blanka, Dana Moree, Vanda Maufras Černohorská

In this article, we interpret some of the findings from an extensive explorative qualitative study conducted from April to December 2020 that used semi-structured interviews, interviews with clients of an assistance-providing organisation, and analyses of concrete cases from the period of the first pandemic lockdown in the Czech Republic.

National Contact Centre for Gender & Science
Typ publikace:
Peer-reviewed journal article
Černohorská, Vanda, Zuzana Očenášová, Agnes Kende

Various research studies suggest that women and other vulnerable groups are the ones who were impacted most and who continue to suffer from the economic and social effects of the pandemic. However, these groups have often been omitted from the measures mitigating the pandemic impact due to their invisibility in the policy-knowledge nexus.

National Contact Centre for Gender & Science
Typ publikace:
Peer-reviewed journal article