Governmental and administrative action in the Covid-19 crisis

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Project title: Governmental and administrative action in the COVID-19 crisis

Research object/goal: The project examines German crisis management during the Corona crisis with regards to the categories of coordination in the multi-level system, knowledge and expertise as well as preventive resources and crisis preparedness. The objective is to identify "lessons learned" with regards to future crisis situations of comparable magnitude.

Heads of project: Prof. Dr. Sabine Kuhlmann and Prof. Dr. Jochen Franzke

Project team: Benoît Paul Dumas and Moritz Heuberger

Cooperation partners: Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Duration of project: 2022

Funded by: Wellcome Trust

As part of the research project "Governmental and administrative action in the COVID-19 crisis", a team consisting of Prof. Dr. Kuhlmann, apl.-Prof. Dr. Jochen Franzke, Benoît Dumas, and Moritz Heuberger is analyzing how crisis management of the COVID-19 pandemic was organized in the German federal multi-level system, what role the integration of knowledge and expertise played in this process, and to what extent pandemic and crisis plans as well as exercises helped in the pandemic. As a result, specific recommendations on action and potential for optimization shall be identified, and lessons for future "crisis preparedness" shall be derived. The project is funded by the British Wellcome Trust and is being carried out in cooperation with a team from the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University.



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