Using social science methods to support the prevention and control of infectious diseases in Europe: results from the SONAR-Global project

17 Nov 2021

The aim of the side session is to raise awareness about social science methods that can be used to prevent and control infectious diseases in Europe.

Date: 17 November 2021

Time: 12:00- 13.00 CET 


Welcome and contextualization by the moderator John Paget (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (Nivel), Utrecht) 


  1. The use of social science methods to prevent and control infectious diseases in Europe: where we are now and where do we want to be in the future?, John Kinsman (ECDC)
  2. The SONAR-Global project: Mobilising the Social Sciences Against Infectious Diseases, Tamara Giles-Vernick (presented by John Paget)
  3. Insights from Vulnerability Assessments: The Cities Changing Diabetes Programme and Sonar-Global, Anna-Maria Volkmann (University College London)
  4. Vulnerability and Resilience: Vulnerability Assessments and their Applications, Prof David Napier Volkmann (University College London)
  5. Applying social science to infectious disease outbreaks beyond Europe, Ruth Kutalek (Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria)

 General discussion and conclusions.