On Friday, December 15, NODES researchers will present the initial results from their work on COVID-19. It’s the second case study of the NODES series, The Narratives that Shape our World, addressing topics that are vital for our democracies.
Drawing from their experience with climate narratives, they have observed that polarised COVID-19 narratives often share underlying values. Their research has unveiled narrative bridges that might foster open and constructive discussions in the public sphere.
Narratives — or simply the stories we share, are the primary tool by which we communicate, assimilate, and store information. They unite and divide us, creating and sustaining “narrative communities”.
NODES (Narratives Observatory combatting Disinformation in Europe Systemically) is a research project co-funded by the European Commission, in response to the pressing challenge of understanding the powerful narratives that shape citizens’ minds and impact individual and social behaviours.