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RESISTIRÉ: Responding to outbreaks through co-creative inclusive equality strategies (2021-2024)

About this project

RESISTIRÉ - funded under the EU Horizon 2020 call Advancing knowledge for clinical and public health responses to the 2019-nCoV epidemic - contributes to the reduction of gendered and intersectional inequalities arising from COVID-19 policy responses and creates innovative operational tools to address inequalities. It is designed to achieve its results through multi-disciplinary research insights, cross-sectoral co-creation, solution development and a wide dissemination strategy. The project will provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of existing problems, as well as current and future priorities and solutions.

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

RESISTIRE applies a three-cycle approach, combining quantitative and qualitative research with co-creation. The process is repeated every 6 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 (n=900), 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.

RESISTIRE relies on the vast experiences of a multi-disciplinary consortium of ten European research, innovation, and design partners, with a well-established network of healthcare stakeholders.

Keywords: COVID-19, policy responses, inequalities, evidence, gender+, operational insights, impact, intersectionality, recovery; social, economic & ecological sustainability, transformation.

Research funding bodies

  • EU Horizon 2020