PAN-EUROPEAN RESPONSE TO THE IMPACTS OF COVID-19 AND FUTURE PANDEMICS AND EPIDEMICS
PERISCOPE is a large-scale research project that brings together 32 European institutions, coordinated by the University of Pavia.
PERISCOPE is a project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 research programme, with a budget of almost 10 million euros under the Coronavirus Global Response initiative, launched in May 2020.
The goal of PERISCOPE is to shed light into the broad socio-economic and behavioural impacts of COVID-19. A multidisciplinary consortium brings together experts in all aspects of the current outbreak: clinic and epidemiologic; socio-economic and political; statistical and technological.
The partners of the consortium carry out theoretical and experimental research to contribute to a deeper understanding of the short and long-term impacts of the pandemic and the measures adopted to contain it. Such research-intensive activities will allow the consortium to propose measures to prepare Europe for future pandemics and epidemics in a relatively short timeline.
Gather data for COVID - Atlas
Gather data in order to develop a comprehensive, user-friendly, openly accessible COVID Atlas, which should become a reference tool for researchers and policymakers, and a dynamic source of information to disseminate to the general public.
Perform innovative statistical analysis
Perform innovative statistical analysis on the collected data, with the help of various methods, including machine learning tools.
Identify successful practices
Identify successful practices and approaches adopted at the local level, which could be scaled up at the pan-European level for a better containment of the pandemic and its related socio-economic impacts
Develop guidance for policymakers
Develop guidance for policymakers at all levels of government, in order to enhance Europe’s preparedness for future similar events and proposed reforms in the multi-level governance of health.