PERISCOPE (Pan-European Response to the ImpactS of COVID-19 and future Pandemics and Epidemics)
PERISCOPE is a Horizon 2020 large-scale research project that gathers 31 other European organisations and will be implemented from the end of 2020 until the end of 2023.
The multidisciplinary consortium includes clinical, epidemiological, socio-economic, political, statistical, and technological experts. The project combines theoretical and experimental research to help us understand the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures adopted to contain it. PERISCOPE’s research may help us propose new measures to prepare Europe for future pandemics.
Throughout the project cycle, PERISCOPE has been:
- gathering data on the broad impacts of COVID-19 and developing a user-friendly open-access COVID-19 Atlas, which can serve as a reference tool for researchers and policymakers;
- carrying out innovative statistical analysis on the collected data;
- identifying best practices that could be applied at pan-European level to improve containment and temper any related socio-economic impacts;
- developing guidance for policymakers at all levels of government to enhance Europe’s preparedness for future similar events and proposed reforms in the multi-level governance of health.
PERISCOPE is coordinated by the University of Pavia (Italy). HOPE participates in dissemination activities, contributes to the analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic effects on health systems, and helped develop training and education for health workers, patients, and health authorities.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 101016233.