Rebuilding governance and resilience out of the pandemic

Culminating more than a decade of crisis in Europe, the Covid-19 pandemic has opened an unprecedented window of opportunity for institutional and policy change, not only at the “reactive” level of emergency responses, but also to tackle more broadly the many socio-political challenges caused or exacerbated by Covid-19. Building on this premise, REGROUP (Rebuilding governance and resilience out of the pandemic) aims to: 1) provide the European Union with a body of actionable advice on how to rebuild post-pandemic governance and public policies in an effective and democratic way; anchored to 2) a map of the socio-political dynamics and consequences of Covid-19; and 3) an empirically-informed normative evaluation of the pandemic. REGROUP pursues this threefold objective via a multi-level (national, supranational, international) and multi-sphere (political, societal, ideational, digital) research approach, and guided by three overarching analytical themes: “reordering”; “risk”; “resilience”. We operate in nine collaborative work packages—grouped in three blocks: “diagnosis”, “evaluation”, and “prescription”—bringing together expertise and methods from a range of social sciences and humanities.

Key facts

Governance, Resilience, European Studies, Covid-19
09/01/22 - 08/31/25
University institutions
Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies (ICES), Department of Sociology


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Post code / City
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Project Partners

1 (Coordinator) University of Groningen (RUG) The Netherlands
2 European University Institute (EUI) Italy
3 LUISS Guido Carli (LUISS) Italy
4 Jacques Delors Institute (JDI) France
5 Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) Spain
6 Dublin City University (DCU) Ireland
7 European Policy Centre (EPC) Belgium
8 University of Cyprus (UCY) Cyprus
9 Jagiellonian University (JUK) Poland
10 Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) Italy
11 University of Innsbruck (UIBK) Austria
12 Europa-Kolleg Hamburg (EKH) Germany
13 Arena-University of Oslo (Arena) Norway