Studying and assessing the various logistics behind protests
Thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets of Kiev in 2004 to demonstrate against electoral fraud. Their demonstration lasted for two months. Protestors formed a camp in the city and required facilities to bathe and keep warm, as well as food and access to other necessities. This is just one example. People all over the world protest under difficult conditions and have to overcome logistical and personal challenges. In this context, the EU-funded LOOPS project will study the literature on social movements and revolution. It will focus on large-scale uprisings and the logistics required for these protests to succeed. For instance, who organises the portable toilets and provides food and blankets? LOOPS will identify the basic logistics and their type, quantity and professionalism.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.1 - European Research Council (ERC) Main Programme