Project duration: 2020-07-01 – 2020-12-31
Project leader: principal researcher dr. Diana Janušauskienė

Funded by the Research Council of Lithuania

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is related not only to a threat to human life and national economies, but also to drastic changes in people’s lives. The aim is to capture unprecedented changes in people’s behaviour and thinking related to public and human security. The focus is on the quality of democracy and human security, including the issue of combining human freedoms and social well-being, changes in employment and occupation, and unemployment. Upon analysing the collected stories about changes in the daily lives of regular people and two representative surveys of the population, possible scenarios for changes will be modelled and the efforts will be put in looking for ways that would help to mitigate the negative consequences of the pandemic and seize the opportunities that arise.