MORO: Effects of the Covid-19 crisis in border regions (2021-2022)

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected and changed almost every aspect of human life. Not only did the health risk increase sharply, but it also changed the way we manage, work, live, commute, move, learn, socialise, communicate, consume, spend leisure time and travel.

On a regional level, the population is aware of the pandemic itself, with incidences and COVID-19-related deaths reported for districts and cities, but the social and economic consequences have not yet been systematically recorded and analysed in a spatially differentiated manner. This MORO project aims to contribute to a spatial differentiation of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus is on the border regions to Germany's nine neighbouring countries. Especially for this potentially particularly affected type of region, there is a lack of evidence on the consequences of the pandemic and the associated measures.

S&W (lead) is working on this study together with agl | Hartz - Saad - Wendl.