Policy Scotland is supporting a wide range of researchers and organisations to share urgently needed insights into public policy emergencies arising from coronavirus COVID-19, and facilitating collaborative projects to connect University of Glasgow researchers with local, national and international responses.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created crises for individuals, families, communities, cities, regions and nations. Firstly there are the crises in public health – containing and eliminating the virus – and the economic and social crises caused by disrupted patterns of living and working. Beyond that lies a ‘rethinking and reconstruction phase’ in which social, economic and policy structures for the future might be altered, both to deal with post-crisis circumstances and potentially shifting beliefs about the roles of individuals, communities and governments.
Urgently needed insights
Policy Scotland is running a project to develop the urgently needed insights required in the following policy areas:
- Community resilience and addressing disadvantage
- City economies
- Education, children and families
- Housing and infrastructure
New collaborations are being created to address both urgent and longer term issues arising from the COVID-19 crises.
Policy Scotland team members are is involved in a wide range of collaborative projects that connect University of Glasgow researchers with organisations and government in Glasgow city and region, Scotland and the UK, and international networks.
This collaborative work is investigating a wide range of public policy issues including the economy, education, climate change, the third sector, and more.