For best experience please turn on javascript and use a modern browser!
You are using a browser that is no longer supported by Microsoft. Please upgrade your browser. The site may not present itself correctly if you continue browsing.

Fair and resilient societies

'Fair and resilient societies' is one of the four themes selected from the Theme-based Collaboration programme. This programme fulfils the ambition in UvA’s Strategic Plan to innovate research and education through collaboration, both between disciplines within the UvA and with external partners. The theme focuses on promoting fair, stable and resilient societies that safeguards the well-being of its citizens.


A successful call for seed grants was issued in April 2022. The steering group, with representatives from all UvA faculties, selected 10 interesting interdisciplinary and inter-faculty proposals from as many as 21 applications. Topics covered include public (mis)order, spatial (in)equality, (de)polarisation and migration. Researchers of the winning proposals started in summer 2022.

The following projects have been selected: 


The Fair and Resilient Societies Network Event will take place on 1 November 2022, with the aim of encouraging interdisciplinary and inter-faculty collaboration amongst researchers.

Steering Group

The steering group for the 'fair and resilient societies' theme consists of the following members: 

Prof. dr. A.H. (Agneta) Fischer

Chair, FMG

Prof. dr. R.M.W.J. (Roel) Beetsma

Vice-chair FEB

Prof. dr. R.J.A. (Roger) Laeven


Prof. dr. J.E. (Judith) Rispens


Prof. dr. W.G.J. (Jan Willem) Duyvendak


Prof. dr. U. (Ulle) Endriss


Prof. dr. M. (Marc) de Wilde


Prof. C.O (Charles) Agyemang
FdG | +31 (0)20 566 1645



For more information on the thematic approach for 'fair and resilient societies', contact project manager Christina Feray-Ceulemans (e-mail: