Pan-European Response to the Impacts of COVID-19 and future Pandemics and Epidemics (PERISCOPE)

Project Description

PERISCOPE investigates the broad socio-economic and behavioral impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to make Europe more resilient and prepared for future large-scale risks. 32 partner institutions from 15 European countries are part of the PERISCOPE project. This sub-project led by TUM examines how citizens respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and what implications it has for their everyday lives. Specifically, it analyses citizens' willingness to comply to physical distancing regulations, get vaccinated or use warning apps on smartphones. Focus is put on behavioural determinants of these behaviours, including trust in governments, health institutions and media, altruistic preferences, risk perceptions, and time preferences.


  • Prof. Tim Büthe (Professor of International Relations, Munich School of Politics and Public Policy)
  • Henrike Sternberg (research associate and PhD candidate at the Professorship for Global Health, Munich School of Politics and Public Policy)

The project is funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission under the Grant Agreement number 101016233.

Project Publications

Steinert JI, Sternberg H, Prince H, Fasolo B, Galizzi M, Buethe T, Veltri GA. COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Eight European Countries: Prevalence, Determinants and HeterogeneityScience Advances. 2022; 8(17), eabm9825.

Steinert JI, Sternberg H, Veltri GA, Buethe T. How should COVID-19 vaccines be distributed between the Global North and South: A Discrete Choice Experiment in Six European Countries. eLife. 2022; 11, e79819.