SolPan Blog

On this site you will find findings from the SolPan project in a series of blog posts from different country teams.

The SolPan study examines how people in ten European countries deal with the restrictions and challenges during the pandemic. In two interview phases (phase 1: April 2020; phase 2: October 2020), the SolPan team spoke to the same amount of people from different social groups in each country on the phone to hear about their everyday life, and their views on the pandemic containment measures. The third interview phase takes place in October 2021.

The latest findings from the study are regularly presented in the blog posts listed below:


Mobile applications for digital contact-tracing and exposure-notification have been developed and introduced around the world in response to the...


In contrast to neighbouring countries, German and Swiss authorities refrained from general curfews during the first pandemic wave in spring 2020,...


We have to get used to the virus. Instead of increasing social inequality, we should promote solidaristic togetherness.


The SolPan team from the University College Dublin (UCD) published new findings from the second round of interviews conducted in October 2020.




What are the motivations and drivers for Belgians to adhere to the COVID-measures? Beyond warm feelings of solidarity, respect for, and pride in, the...


The SolPan team from KU Leuven published new findings from the first round of interviews.


Read more about the multi-faceted ways in which people in...