Tag: covid-19

What it takes to be resilient: the Pandemic, the Parliament and Us

Article by Alessandro Zerbini | Illustration by Matilde Morri Euphemistically speaking, 2020 has been a year of great adaptation. Individually and collectively, we have had to accept and adapt to different rhythms and behaviours, and hardly any realm of our societies has been spared from this revolution. Parliaments are...

Policy Toolkit for 2021: What to Bring into the New Year

Article by Laura Morazzini | Illustration by Armadilly 2020 has been a difficult year from many points of view, with new problems upsettingly emerging and old ones inexorably worsening. However, with the new year comes an uplifting drive to change things, and, although it is impossible to draw exhaustive...

”I wanna go out, but I wanna stay home” | Courtney Barnett

Commentary by Matilde Monteleone | Illustration by Armadilly We are in the middle of the second wave of this global pandemic, and more and more countries are taking the path of lockdown through some form of restriction. We are often told to “stay at home”, to prevent infections and...

How to stay competitive in the labour market after covid-19

Article by Cesar Shimura | Illustration by Armadilly Comics “My process got cancelled.” I often heard this kind of expression from friends that are currently facing my same situation: recent graduated students looking for opportunities to either find the first job or to be reallocated to a different one....

The Epidemic and the “Other”

Article by Sabrina Lim | Illustration by Francesco Moretti “Of all the things that could kill 10 million people or more, by far the most likely is an epidemic.” The harrowing words of Bill Gates’ 2015 Ted Talk on epidemics never rang more true. The 2019-20 Nouvelle Coronavirus had...

The nightmare of domestic violence in Russia

Article by Angelachiara Allegretti | Illustration by Matilde Morri These months have been very frustrating for everyone, the lockdown has forced us to change our habits, our lives, and the relationship with the neighbor, staying home was the only way to be safe. However, for many, the lockdown has...

Three countries, one pandemic: different ways to communicate in a crisis

Article by Anna Groh | Illustration by Tommaso Bisagni “The coronavirus may currently be the world’s top threat, but a very close second is the political leader who doesn’t see it that way”. (Ward, 2020) When it comes to leadership in a crisis, the chosen way of communication can...

Will the Schengen Area survive the pandemic?

Article by Alessandro Zerbini | Illustration by Armadilly Comics One of the predictable consequences of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has been the international wave of border closures aimed at preventing the spread of the virus. In the Schengen Area, where for the last two and a half decades border-crossing has...

Why the new coronavirus is an asset for terrorists

Article by Joana Lopes | Illustration by Tommaso Bisagni Let’s consider the following argument: The coronavirus crisis has put the world in lockdown. Terrorists want to provoke mass causalities. Therefore, terrorist activity will decrease. This reasoning is a fallacy, for many reasons. For example, there are multiple types of...