The Analyses section provides brief research notes relating to four main streams: social media, political visions, public opinion and policy focus.
Italian citizens and the COVID-19 pandemic: the safeguard of health, the economy and the role for EU solidarity
The survey aimed at exploring Italian citizens’ opinions during the period in which the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak. The underlying themes are the trade-offs between the safeguard of health, the economy and individual freedom, in their interplay with EU solidarity and the evaluation of the government’s policies.
Taking social investment seriously has become more important than ever before to jumpstart European welfare states after the COVID tragedy. A fair balance of social investment and social protection policies will be crucial if no person (or member state) is to be left behind.