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About Periscope

PAN-EUROPEAN RESPONSE TO THE IMPACTS OF COVID-19 AND FUTURE PANDEMICS AND EPIDEMICS

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What is it?

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 behavioral 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.

PERISCOPE started on 1 November 2020 and will last until 31 October 2023
The main goals are

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.

Project Workplan

In order to implement its objectives of investigating the broad socio-economic and behavioral impacts of COVID-19 and propose measures to prepare Europe for future pandemics and epidemics, PERISCOPE is divided into 4 main clusters and 15 Work Packages:

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CLUSTERS
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Partners
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DIG
Data, impacts and Gov response
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TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH (TUM)
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BEAM
Behaviour, Atlas, Experiments and Models
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UNIVERSITY OF PAVIA
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GIG
Governance, Innovation and Guidance
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TED
Testing, Education and Deployment
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FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN ACADEMIES OF MEDICINE
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CONSORTIUM AND SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD