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2nd PISAC COVID-19 Symposium Meeting

2nd PISAC COVID-19 Symposium Meeting

This was the second episode of the cycle of seminars organized by the National Agency for the Promotion of Research, Technological Development and Innovation (R + D + i Agency) in cooperation with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the Council of Deans and Deans of Colleges of Social Sciences and Humanities (CODESOC) and the Secretariat of University Policies at the Ministry of Education.

The opening of the second meeting was attended by the head of the R + D + i agency, Fernando Pierano. In his presentation, Pierano noted: “In times of pandemic, this agency has faced the challenge of explaining what promotion should be like in times of emergency and crisis as well as the role of the social sciences in our system of science, technology and innovation to generate new tools”.

Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta highlighted that the crisis triggered by the pandemic has deepened the gender inequalities associated with the tasks of caregiving and employment and the feminization of poverty. “Reflecting on Argentine society in the post-pandemic stage means strengthening the capabilities of the state so that it is in the service of a public policy aimed at building a society with more equality, rights and opportunities”Gómez Alcorta said regarding the PISAC COVID-19 call.

For her part, Cecilia Soliman reviewed the history of PISAC calls and how on this occasion they got a scale they never had before. As the official confirmed: “Advocacy has the logic of reflecting on the demands that exist in society for contribution, from the social sciences, and knowledge to the formation, design and evaluation of public policies.”

At the end of the first part of the event, a space was opened for research teams to present, analyze and discuss the projects envisaged under the ‘Care Tasks and Gender Relations’ axis. This second was introduced by Mario Piccini, Vice President of Scientific Affairs at CONICET and member of this organization’s board of directors in the social sciences and humanities since 2019 and Academic Secretary of the National University of Hurlingham, Lizzie Wanger.

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The research projects presented were “Nursing and occupational health care during the COVID 19 pandemic and beyond (Argentina, 20th and 21st centuries)” and “Strategies of care in urban and rural poverty contexts in Argentina after the Covid-19 epidemic” directed by Carina Ramaciotti and Liliana Bellin Madrid on straight.

The event was moderated by the Chief of Staff of R+D+i Agency, Guido Giorgi, and can be watched from Youtube channel of R + D + i where it will remain available for viewing.

The next symposium for the PISAC COVID-19 course will be Friday 27 August It will work around the axis “State, public policies, public goods and regional blocs”. On this occasion, the following projects will be presented:

  • “Policy Implementation in Response to the Crisis Unleashed by the COVID-19 Pandemic: A View from Intergovernmental Relations and Policy Networks” – Mercedes de Virgilio

  • “General support for survival of families and economic units in emergency situations. Initiatives, mediation and scope of assistance in a comparative perspective” – Mariana Heredia

  • “State capabilities in a municipal agenda for the post-pandemic era” – Patricia Nari

  • “The Day After. A Diagnostic Study on Strengthening Institutional Capabilities for Post-Pandemic Management in the Exponential Age” – Oscar Oszlak

To participate in the seminars, you must complete the following form

What is a PISAC COVID-19 call?

The PISAC COVID-19 Call is a call organized by Agency I+D+ia for syndicate research projects in the social sciences and humanities to generate new knowledge focused on the study of Argentine society in the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. . The call was made by the agency R+D+ia through the Fund for Scientific and Technological Research (FONCYT).

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In total, 19 proposals were selected whose progress, results and reflections will be presented by researchers and researchers responsible for the projects during the development of the six seminars.