Tuesday, 25 Jan2022
Coping with the pandemic: Psychosocial consequences of the corona crisis (online event)
Organised by European Parliament
Enforced collective social isolation during the coronavirus crisis has led to unprecedented society changes. Each of us have dealt with stress factors resulting from social distancing, reduced interpersonal connections, work and school challenges, and many more. At the same time, we have retained a sense of connectivity and belonging through the use of technology. This new unique set of circumstances has yielded unprecedented impacts on our psychological makeup and our interaction with the collective. What psychosocial and mental health affect us during the pandemic? Which stressors contribute to the development of mental health issues? Which protective factors can strengthen resilience and mental health? This STOA event will attempt to answer these questions and discuss policy options to strengthen the EU common response to the coronavirus outbreak.
15:00-15:05 - Welcome and introduction
Eva KAILI, MEP and STOA Chair
15:05-15:20 - Presentation of the STOA study 'How are we coping with the pandemic? Mental health and resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the EU'
Angela Kunzler and Klaus Lieb, The Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR), Germany
15:20-15:30 - Expert reflexions
Eleni Andreouli, The Open University, United Kingdom
15:30-15:55 - Discussion
15:55-16:00 - Closing remarks
MEP Peter Liese (EPP)
The event will be held in English only, without interpretation.
The event will be webstreamed, the link will be published here: Coping with the pandemic: Psychosocial consequences of the corona crisis (online event) | Upcoming | Events | Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) | European Parliament (europa.eu)