Research School for Economic and Social History


Project Great Leap Network Radboud University selected as COST-Action

The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) has chosen the Great Leap Network, an ambitious research initiative led by Radboud University with Posthumus fellows Professor Angelique Janssens and Dr Tim Riswick as main proposers, as a COST-Action. Over the next four years, the network aims to unravel the historical origins and driving factors behind health inequalities across regions and countries in Europe and beyond. This multidisciplinary endeavor comes at a crucial time, with persistent health disparities and recent events like the COVID-19 pandemic underscoring the urgent need for comprehensive research, insights, and action.

The Great Leap Network, as a newly selected COST-Action, will adopt a unique approach by examining health inequalities from a historical standpoint. This interdisciplinary research network, comprising experts from various fields, including history, social sciences, life sciences, and epidemiology, will collaborate to gain a profound understanding of the roots and drivers of health disparities across Europe and other regions.

COST-Actions are renowned for bringing together senior and young researchers to delve into specific topics of their choice over a four-year period. Such networks typically consist of participants from academia, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), public institutions, and other relevant organisations.

The N.W. Posthumus Institute congratulates the proposers with this recognition.