Against the backdrop of a continuously changing situation, the aim of this paper is to discuss the impact of COVID-19 crisis in Italy, the government response to cope with the crisis and the major lessons learned during its management. The analysis shows how Italy’s response has been characterised by some rapid measures to tackle the health crisis, but few plans in the mitigation stage and a lack of community involvement. This contribution stress the importance of a cultural shift, through the effort to apply in practice the principles already indicated in the main global policy frameworks to guide disaster management. A community social development approach can help to build concrete actions in this direction.

Sanfelici, M. (2020). The Italian Response to the COVID-19 Crisis: Lessons Learned and Future Direction in Social Development. THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, 2(2), 191-210 [10.1177/2516602620936037].

The Italian Response to the COVID-19 Crisis: Lessons Learned and Future Direction in Social Development

Sanfelici M
2020

Abstract

Against the backdrop of a continuously changing situation, the aim of this paper is to discuss the impact of COVID-19 crisis in Italy, the government response to cope with the crisis and the major lessons learned during its management. The analysis shows how Italy’s response has been characterised by some rapid measures to tackle the health crisis, but few plans in the mitigation stage and a lack of community involvement. This contribution stress the importance of a cultural shift, through the effort to apply in practice the principles already indicated in the main global policy frameworks to guide disaster management. A community social development approach can help to build concrete actions in this direction.
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coronavirus; COVID; disaster management; local level development; social development;
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Sanfelici, M. (2020). The Italian Response to the COVID-19 Crisis: Lessons Learned and Future Direction in Social Development. THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, 2(2), 191-210 [10.1177/2516602620936037].
Sanfelici, M
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