Save the date! June 13th 2022: ResPOnsE COVID-19 Workshop

Two years of COVID-19 in Italy

Values, attitudes, and behaviors
in the pandemic period 2020-21

13 June 2022

Sala Lauree, via Conservatorio 7, University of Milan.
Organized by the spsTREND Lab, University of Milan,

Session 1 – Monitoring public opinion during the COVID-19 pandemic

10.00-10.15 Opening session

  • Roberto Pedersini, Head of the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan

10.15-10.45 How can we monitor public opinion in times of trouble?

  • Diana Pozzoli, Deputy Director, Scientific Research Area, Fondazione Cariplo
  • Antonio Chiesi, scientific coordinator of the ResPOnsE COVID-19 project, University of Milan
  • Cristiano Vezzoni, scientific coordinator of the spsTREND Lab and ResPOnsE COVID-19 project, University of Milan

10.45-11.15 ResPOnsE COVID-19 open data: a tool for social research

  • Francesco Molteni, data manager of the ResPOnsE COVID-19 project, University of Milan

11.15-12.15 Dialogue with projects in European countries

  • Carina Cornesse: “From the German Internet Panel to the Mannheim Corona Study“. German Institute for Economic Research, Research Institute Social Cohesion and University of Mannheim
  • Andrew Zola: “Coping with Covid-19. Social distancing, cohesion and inequality in 2020 France, Sciences Po, Paris

12.15-12.45 Open Discussion

12.45-14.00 Lunch Break

Session 2 – Young Scholars Workshop

Chairs: Giulia Dotti Sani and Simona Guglielmi,  University of Milan

14.00-15.30 Panel A. Public acceptability of COVID-19 containment measures

  • Non-monetary incentives and COVID-19 vaccination: the case of Italy. Ekaterina Kochergina & Tommaso Ramella, University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Vaccine uptake and mandatory vaccination in the Italian context of COVID-19: The role of religion, risk perception, and trust in science. Eliana Fattorini (University of Trento) & Dominik Balazka (University of Milan, University of Turin, KU Leuven)
  • Do school closure policies affect women’s support for pandemic restrictions? Evidence from Italy. Matilde Ceron (Luiss University) & Antonella Zarra (Hamburg University)

15.30-15.45 Coffee break

15.45-17.15 Panel B. Technocratic attitudes, populism, and distrust in science in COVID‐19 times

  • Technocratic populism and public opinion during the COVID-19 pandemic. Margherita Bordignon (University of Pavia) & Francesco Piacentini (University of Milan)
  • Disentangling the authoritarian paradox during the COVID-19 pandemic. Davide Rocchetti & Eliana Fattorini (University of Trento)
  • Trust in science and risk perception: studying the adoption of anti-contagion behaviors in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Arturo Bertero, Gonzalo Franetovic, Marta Moroni & Pietro Saccomanno (University of Milan)

17.30-18.30 Poster session and networking aperitif

  •  Italian vaccine hesitancy in times of pandemic: a mapping of its composition and characteristics. Niccolò Bertuzzi (University of Trento) & Elisa Lello (University of Urbino)
  •  Trust, risk perception and preference for a technocratic government during COVID-19. Lorenzo Cena, Michele Roccato & Silvia Russo (Università degli studi di Torino)
  •  Estimating differences in COVID-19 perceived risks: the mediating role of media sources and consumption. Mauro Martinelli & Ilaria Lievore (Università degli Studi di Trento)
  •  Contextual distributive preferences: The role of the COVID-19 pandemic on individual beliefs towards inequality and welfare in Italy. Gonzalo Franetovic (University of Milan).
  •  Testing the Affective Intelligence Theory: anxious voters, uncertain voters? Arturo Bertero, Jessica Rosco & Pietro Saccomanno (University of Milan)

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