At the end of 2021 the Network International Research Group on Precariousness and Social Uncertainty (SUPI), coordinated by the Free University of Berlin and in collaboration with Eurispes in Rome, has published a Report about the societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on already existing precariousness, uncertainty, inequalities that characterize the contemporary world. This is a problematique that has long been at the center of strategies to develop sustainable living conditions promoted by the United Nations. Argued is that the profound and complex changes which are generated by this pandemic in the daily circumstances of people – in the ways of thinking, in relationships, in the conditions and perspective of life – require both new scientific cognitive approaches and the definition of an integrated system of public politics and policies, and private actions for addressing these societal effects or impacts. They should aim the organization of a new order base on real social inclusion and human promotion.
The participants to the SUPI report came from universities, academies, and specialized institutes worldwide. Because the strong relationships between scholars connected with the International Association on Social Quality, this network, and with Eurispes, we are happy to be enabled to publish the complete report. You will find that it has affinity with the double issue of the International Journal of social Quality, on the societal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, published last December. Eurispes has also highlighted a contribution by IASQ board member Ka Lin, which can be accessed here.