Call to support survey-based projects on the social impact of Covid-19 in Portugal




The aim of the call was to support survey-based research that allows data to be obtained on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Portuguese society. 

The call was open to research projects that could complete the entire path from hypotheses to conclusions within a maximum period of 6 months and present the results of the research in an outreach article to be published by the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa”. 

The selection process of the proposals received was conducted by academic experts from the field of social sciences. The projects remained anonymous throughout the evaluation process.

The projects finally selected were as follows:

  • Health and well-being of the Portuguese citizens: impacts of the COVID-19
    Lara Palmira Gomes Medeiros Nobre de Noronha e Ferreira, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal

  • “To take or not to take?”: Perceptions of the Portuguese Population on Covid-19 Vaccination
    Maria Teresa Herdeiro, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

  • The social impact of Infection Prevention and Control on residential structure for the elderly during COVID-19 crisis 
    Sónia Gonçalves Pereira, Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal


The following researchers participated in the selection process:

Diana Bonfim - Banco de Portugal
Lénia Mestrinho - Nova School of Business and Economics (Portugal)
Miquel Requena - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain)
Tim Riffe Max Planck - Institute for Demographic Research (Germany)


16 November 2020