A new institutional cooperation between the University of Oxford and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center

thamy pogrebinschi

Dr Thamy Pogrebinschi (WZB)

Andreza De Souza Santos

Dr Andreza A. de Souza Santos (Oxford)

A new institutional collaboration between the University of Oxford and WZB Berlin has just started with the project “Collective Intelligence against the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Civil Society in Endangered Democracies” co-coordinated by Dr Thamy Pogrebinschi (WZB) and Dr Andreza A. de Souza Santos (Oxford). They seek to investigate the extent to which collective intelligence is a valuable resource for addressing public problems in countries with low state capacity and high social inequality. The project will pursue a case study in Brazil, the world’s third country most affected by the pandemic, in order to explore how civil society organizations have gathered and crowdsourced knowledge, information and data to improve government’s responses and directly address social problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic.