Reducing gendered inequalities caused by Covid-19 policies

Project Aim

The aim of RESISTIRÉ was to 1) understand the impact of COVID-19 policy responses on behavioural, social and economic inequalities on the basis of a conceptual gender+ framework, and 2) design, devise and pilot policy solutions and social innovations to be deployed by policymakers, stakeholders and actors in different policy domains.

Project Outputs

The project ended in September 2023 after 30 months of research activities, having published multiple research reports, scientific publications and research agendas to foster a fairer social recovery.

RESISTIRÉ has also produced a set of factsheets to support policymakers, advisers, employers, and civil society organisations in understanding the effects of Covid-19 policy responses on gender equality, and to suggest practical recommendations to mitigate these effects:


Project Partners

  • European Science Foundation (France)
  • Örebro University (Sweden)
  • Yellow Window (Belgium)
  • Oxford Brooks University (United Kingdom)
  • Knowledge & Innovation (Italy)
  • Technological University Dublin (Ireland)
  • Sabanci University (Turkey)
  • Universidad de Deusto (Spain)
  • Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
  • Sciensano (Belgium)

Role of ESF

ESF was the Project Coordinator and led the communication work package ensuring effective impact and dissemination of the project’s results. ESF also contributed to the project’s recruitment and management of the expert network.      


This project has received 5,2M € funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°101015990.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101015990