European Metropolises in Response to COVID-19 (Post)Pandemic Crisis: Recovery, Renewal and Resilience
The Bernd Steinacher Fellowship was established in 2010 to sustain the values and interests brought to METREX by the late Bernd Steinacher, former Director of Verband Region Stuttgart. It is funded jointly by METREX and Verband Region Stuttgart.
The 2021-22 Fellowship will be conducted by Dr. Kamil Glinka, doctor of political science and assistant professor at the Institute of Political Sciences of the University of Wrocław (Poland).
The main objective of the research is to carry out a multifactorial diagnosis and analysis of the activity of metropolitan self-governments in Europe aimed at counteracting the destructive COVID-19 (post)pandemic crisis.
The research is comparative and based on a case study embedded in a network approach. The measurable results of the research include:
- Developing a model of response to the COVID-19 (post)pandemic crisis implemented by European metropolises, with particular emphasis on the functioning of those sectoral (problematic) areas that are key for the functioning of metropolises;
- Developing a scenario (matrix) presenting possible variants of cooperation between metropolitan self-governments in Europe (bilateral and multilateral) in the face of the COVID-19 (post)pandemic crisis.
It should be emphasised that the research will be of an application nature. Therefore, it will serve the activity of metropolitan self-governments in Europe, including a network of metropolitan cooperation, aimed at meeting the collective needs of residents in those areas of urban policy that are losing out as a result of the (post)pandemic crisis (eg. health care, social care, public transport, education, culture, sport and recreation, housing).
Interim findings of the research will be presented to METREX Members during the course of the two-year project. For more information, please contact Stephen Gallagher.
About Dr. Kamil Glinka
Kamil Glinka – doctor of political science, an assistant professor at the Institute of Political Sciences of the University of Wrocław (Poland), a manager and a contractor of several research projects financed by the National Science Center of the Republic of Poland, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland, the International Visegrad Fund (IVF Research Grant Program 2021-2022, Visegrad+ Grant, Small Grant), an active participant of scientific conferences organised by IPSA, ECPR, EURA etc. His research area includes: public governance, urban and regional policy, public communication.
K. Glinka (ed.), Urban Policy System in Strategic Perspective: From V4 to Ukraine, Peter Lang Publishing Group, Berlin 2020, https://www.peterlang.com/document/1114361
K. Glinka, The biggest Polish cities in response to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The perspective of municipal self-government administration, „Political Science Review” 2021, 2, http://przeglad.amu.edu.pl/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/pp-2021-02-04.pdf
K. Glinka, The Urban Regime Theory in Political Science Research – The Possibilities and Limitations of Implementation, „Polish Political Science Review” 2020, 8(2), https://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/ppsr-2020-0012
Official website: https://politologia.uni.wroc.pl/Pracownicy/Kamil-Glinka