Societies are increasingly plagued by crises: natural disasters, pandemics, economic recessions. But how do societies adapt successfully in times of crises, and learn for the future? Little is known about this. This is surprising, as this knowledge is urgently needed. Especially now. In the ADAPT Academy, researchers from Utrecht University, Leiden University. Radboud University, Tilburg University, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Twente are working together to gather more knowledge and expertise on the adaptive capacity of societies in times of crises.
Adapting to mega-crises
In recent decades, many societies have experienced an alarming series of devastating disruptions. In the last two decades alone, a series of transnational 'mega-crises' such as the 9/11 attacks, the great financial meltdown of 2008 and the corona pandemic have profoundly affected the lives of many millions of people and disrupted their way of life. Societies have to prepare for more crisis-prone times and for a class of crises of which they have not had to deal with since the end of World War II. But how?
The ADAPT Academy, together with government leaders, frontline professionals and citizens, will create a permanent infrastructure to generate the knowledge, strategies, insights and tools that societies need to harness the adaptative capacity required to navigate current and future crises.
What does the ADAPT Academy do
The ADAPT Academy is part of the platform Security in Open Societies (SOS). Want to know more about this platform, check out the video below, or have a look at the website of Security in Open Societies.