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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.  



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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 101016233.