On the pages of the international socio-political weekly “Mirror of the Week” on February 27, 2021, an article by the staff of the Institute “Civil Society, Pandemic and Digital Transformations” was published.
Oksana Pankova – Candidate of Sociological Sciences, Associate Professor, Leading Researcher (Institute of Industrial Economics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)
Alexander Kasperovich – Researcher (Institute of Industrial Economics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed the rules of the game in the political, economic and social fields of Ukrainian society. Now all the tasks and challenges associated with the stabilization of the socio-economic situation in Ukraine (and even more so – ensuring sustainable and safe development) have to be addressed in the face of a growing shortage of virtually all types of resources and a radical limitation of traditional forms of social interaction, in almost all spheres of social , political and socio-economic life.
Experience shows that in times of crisis it was civic activity and self-organization that played a decisive role in overcoming their destructive consequences. There is reason to hope that civil society will play an important role in overcoming the coronavirus crisis? This material is an attempt to understand and assess the validity of such hopes.