Pandemics… the great leveler?

Sociologist Fabrizio Bernardi discusses how socio-economic status figures in as a risk factor for COVID-19.

EU and Covid-19: Time to think outside the box

If European leaders are to save the EU economy when they meet on April 23rd, they need to think outside the box.

Stopping COVID-19 without killing the world economy: a transition strategy

The world economy cannot survive the current social distancing for more than a few weeks. Read what these experts propose as a viable transition strategy to move the economy forward while containing COVID-19 as much as possible.

The new long-term welfare politics in waiting

What’s the relationship between public childcare and pensions? Anton Hemerijck and Robin Huguenot-Noël look at the big picture, arguing that a just transition mentality and a life-course approach to welfare politics could facilitate a more effective social state for citizens, from childhood to retirement.

Solidarity and Dublin I: a missed opportunity

Now nearly 30 years on from the Dublin Convention, Historian and EUI Max Weber Fellow Gaia Lott highlights missed opportunities to integrate burden sharing into European asylum policy.

What will 2020 bring? Finding our way in a more polarised world

In a recent report, researchers from the BRaVE project examine the causes driving social polarisation in the global north. Their work aims to provide guidance on creating the political, social and economic conditions that foster community resilience to the cleavages of our day.