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.
Economy & Labor Market
Florian Sniekers: The government must continue to invest, even after billions in corona support
Law, Administration and Governance
Focusing on technology to solve the corona crisis distracts from the much wider problem
Care and Health
Researchers provide insight into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
Charissa Freese#labormarket #skills #carreerswitch
'We need to guide people to other work at an earlier stage, involving all stakeholders'
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.'
Florian Sniekers#investments #macroeconomics
'The government must continue to invest. Even after all those billions of corona support.'
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.
Book 'The New Common: How the Covid-19 Pandemic is Transforming Society'
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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.
Why employers would be wise to let their employees work from home during the corona pandemic?07th June 2021
The daily newspaper contain full-page ads from the Dutch government: ‘Work from home. We are getting better and better at it’. This appeal to companies to allow their employees to work from home is necessary since there are still many businesses that force their workers to come to the office, even though they can do their work equally well from home. Given public health concerns this ban is obviously an ill-advised decision. But the employers concerned clearly put their business interests first. But is that wise?
Worldwide research: regulatory responses to COVID-1931st May 2021
Researchers of Dutch Open University (Tom Herrenberg, Ronald Janse, Mirjam van Schaik) are cooperating with researchers from Tilburg University (Maurice Adams) and University of Amsterdam (Samantha Daniels) to draw up an inventory of Dutch legal responses in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.