Impact of Covid-19 on European Consumer Behaviour – Foresight study

The purpose of the study is to anticipate future challenges for consumer policy and to assess likely resilience of private consumption in the EU to future systemic disruptions and major economic shocks. In the project, the FOD team will combine literature and data-based information collection as well as expert input with perspectives from stakeholders and experts on consumer policy in order to develop alternative scenarios and analyse the respective challenges for consumer rights and protection.

Client: DG JUST

Further reading…

Scientific, technological and societal conditions for the end of the Covid-19 crisis

COVID-19 has led to a global public health crisis and changed the course of lives for billions with ensuing social and economic damage. The study used the Dynamic Argumentative Delphi method to explore experts’ views on what Europe may look like in 2023, in domains relating to medicine, public health, and socio-economic conditions. Based on the experts’ responses, the points of consensus and the areas of diverging opinions, the study developed five scenarios of exit from the crisis in 2023, associated with the relative success of efforts to develop immunity and with lessons learned as a result of those efforts. The report draws some conclusions for EU R&I policy, but together with its data annex, it can support strategic discussions across many different policy fields.