Empowering the Resilient Society
For many people and groups, some developments such as digitalization and robotization, climate change, energy transition, and migration cause great uncertainty. Furthermore, because of these developments, some individuals and groups are excluded from society and lose confidence in politics, governance, the financial sector, and society.
It is therefore very important to conduct research and work on new political-administrative, financial, social, human resource management, and legal arrangements that allow all social groups to feel heard, supported, and represented so that conflicts can be properly resolved and innovation can get off the ground.
Resilience is a broad theme. The European Commission defines resilience as "the ability of an individual, a household, a community, a country or a region to withstand, cope, adapt, and quickly recover from stresses and shocks." We have opted for an approach in which sub-themes and the associated communities are used to give substance to this. The emphasis is on strengthening people and leaving no one behind. The focus is on developing a new perspective and new actions in which society, economy, and governance play an important role.
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Impact in action
The Impact Program Empowering the Resilient Society connects science and society focusing on issues such as Repression and prevention of subversive crime and Climate and Energy Transition. Projects include Undermining by Criminal Benefactors, NEON, SMILE and the program JOIN - Youth in a resilient society.
Themes within Empowering the Resilient Society
Climate and Energy Transition
Within Tilburg University, various disciplines collaborate on energy and climate research. The researchers do this together with the government and civil society organizations.
Repression and prevention of subversive crime
Subversive crime is high on society's agenda. Tilburg University contributes from various disciplines to a scientific solution to this problem.
Youth in a resilient society
The ‘JOIN’ program – ‘youngsters in a resilient society’, develops and tests new instruments that strengthen the participation of (vulnerable) youngsters in society. Tilburg University takes part in five projects within the program which is carried out by a consortium of over fifty scientific and societal partners.