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The 'New Common': how corona is changing the world

The corona crisis has compounded major social challenges in such fields as health and security, the environment, education, the job market, and digitalization. How can we, together, create a 'New Common' that is better for people, society, and planet? A New Common, in which everyone with their own talents and expertise can contribute to the development and shaping of our society. Based on academic knowledge, Tilburg University offers a dynamic perspective in this context. And we will enter into a dialog, because the best way forward is together.

Book 'The New Common: How the Covid-19 Pandemic is Transforming Society'

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Researchers provide insight into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Kenny Meesters

    Kenny Meesters

    #transition #societal impact

    'The effective transition to a new common in our society depends on our ability to facilitate informed decision making for all stakeholders, not just crisis managers.'

    Kenny Meesters 

  • Sonja Bekker

    Sonja Bekker

    #labour market #poverty

    'Moving towards a new common means creating labour markets where all workers—irrespective of their employment relationship, age, or profession—have an income that meets basic needs.'

    Sonja Bekker 

Unlocking The New Common

In five rounds, scientists from Tilburg University entered into conversation with representatives of Tilburg society. They addressed the question "How does the corona epidemic affect our society?". During this event, the book "Unlocking the New Common" was also launched.

Stay up to speed: Take a look at our on-going research

Tilburg University explores answers to all kinds of questions on the impact of the corona crisis on society. Read more about our latest research into the effects on behavior and the economy and into the role of governance, law, and privacy.

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