Research Agendas – Cycle 2: identifying knowledge gaps and future research needs

Sep 5, 2022 | Blog, News

The aim of RESISTIRÉ is to understand the social, economic, political, and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak and its policy responses on existing inequalities and to work towards individual and societal resilience. The results of the project’s research activities conducted within its second cycle (December 2021-March 2022), combined with co-creation via expert discussions in Open Studios, have led to the development of three Solutions Outputs: Operational Recommendations, Pilot Projects and an Agenda for Future Research.

Part of the design of the RESISTIRÉ project is to take into account that doing research does not only involve finding solutions, but also identifying unanswered questions. Conscious that the project can never cover all the research needs linked to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated policies on inequalities, the project identifies research needs and develops a research agenda for those that cannot be covered within the project. 

This document presents the research agenda for six areas that were identified during both the first and second cycles of the project:

  • inclusive recovery,

  • intersectional data collection and analysis,

  • care,

  • work and employment,

  • education,

  • gender-based violence.

For each domain, findings from the second cycle are provided, as well as knowledge gaps identified based on the empirical data collection and analysis, and potential research questions.