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How do democracies react and cope as the covid19 crisis unfolds and with what effects?

As a direct result of the spread of the Corona virus and the acute health crisis in Denmark and the rest of the world, the Carlsberg Foundation grants DKK 25 million to a new Semper Ardens project to investigate behavior in both the public space and on social media.

The HOPE project constitutes an unprecedented research project which examines the interrelationship between the (a) trajectory of the covid19, (b) the decisions of governments and international organisations, (c) media and social media landscapes and (d) citizens’ behavior and well-being. To this end, we utilize the fact that the covid19 pandemic is unfolding in the middle of the “big data” revolution. For the first time in human history, we are able to measure with extreme precision and time-resolution how governments and citizens react (and with what consequences) during an extremely severe crisis.  

This research project has been granted DKK 25 million by the Carlsberg Foundation.    

Follow the HOPE project here