HS3P-CriSE Crises sanitaires et environnementales - Humanités, sciences sociales, santé publique

CNRS and Inserm create a Coordination "HS3P-CriSE Crises sanitaires et environnementales - Humanités, sciences sociales, santé publique" under the aegis of the Athena, Aviesan and Allenvi Alliances.
Human health is paramount for individuals and communities alike. Today, unlike other pandemics in the 20th and early 21st centuries, the expanding Covid19 epidemic is prompting governments and societies to reflect on our capacity to respond to the medical, legal, ethical, economic and social issues it poses. Beyond this, certain modes of production and consumption, already struggling with other challenges, in particular that of climate change, are also beginning to be questioned, as are forms of living together. These questions arise at all levels, from a national as well as an international perspective.

This situation naturally arouses the keen scientific interest of researchers in the humanities, social sciences and public health. As early as march 2020, The ANR Flash Covid 19 call, The Reacting funding of projects in these disciplinary fields, the call for projects launched by the MSH Grenoble Alpes, and other ongoing initiatives attest to this interest. The increasing number of interventions in the public arena, the calls circulating on the networks and in the scientific communities, and the first proposals for symposia or research projects testify to this desire for commitment, this desire to advance science together and collaboratively in this moment of crisis and over the long term.

This is why the CNRS and Inserm have joined forces to develop structuring initiatives in the field of SHS and public health around research on Covid19 and, more generally, on infectious diseases and major health and environmental crises.

The two research organizations are creating a "HS3P-CriSE - Health and Environmental Crises - Humanities, Social Sciences, Public Health" Coordination, which will work under the aegis of the Athena and Aviesan alliances, and in direct contact with representatives of the main players in this field, in particular the Conference of University Presidents, the National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED), the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE) and the Institute of Research for Development (IRD).
The committee's action is planned for the long term; it is collaborative and multidisciplinary; it concerns research carried out in France and also on a global scale with a particular interest for the South.

The coordinators are Marie Gaille for CNRS and Rémy Slama for Inserm.
For more information, please contact:  inshs.hs3p-crise@cnrs.fr