A year ago our future in the Netherlands and Ukraine looked profoundly different than today. In February 2020 we started to dream about spring. Some of us booked our holidays. Our classes were filled with students. We hugged, we kissed, we had drinks in our cafés. Then COVID-19 all of a sudden changed everything. Today we live in a 1 ½ meter society, we wear masks, our hospitals are filled with patients gasping for breath, we are in lockdown, we discovered Zoom. In short, we are living in a pandemic society. Today we wake up, asking ourselves what COVID-19 has done to us, to our societies, to our lives.
In this round table sociologists, philosophers, political scientists, psychologists, and doctors of the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv) and the University of Humanistic Studies (Utrecht, The Netherlands) are sharing their research and views on how COVID-19 has affected and changed our societies. Our leading question is ‘what can we learn from living and working in a pandemic society?’ Do we have clues on how to deal with COVID-19? What are the challenges we are facing for the future to come?
Chair: Orysya Bila (UCU), Ruud Meij (UvH)
- Opening and introduction
- Mini-lectures (10’ each)
With contributions from:
- Olena Bidovanets (UCU), Introduction of the Flexible Health Care Models during a Coronavirus Pandemic
- Adrienne de Ruiter (UvH), Sharing Responsibility in Times of Crisis: The Case of the COVID-19 Policy in the Netherlands.
- Peter van Hengel (pulmonologist), COVID-19 in a Dutch Regional Hospital
- Natalia Otrishchenko (CUH), Surviving Lockdown: Quarantine Experiences Project (Ukraine)
- Ruud Meij, Mira Krozer (UvH), ‘Dying alone (and Looting Together)’: Moral Distress and Health Care.
- Carmen Schumann (UvH), Healthcare Chaplaincy in Times of Covid-19. A ‘Vital’ Profession.
- Kateryna Shuvarska (UCU), Coronavirus Economy: United for Business Support
- Danylo Sudyn (UCU), Social distance in COVID-19 Times: Misunderstanding and Misuse of a Concept, and how it Influences Social Life
Staff and students are kindly invited to attend the round table. If you are interested, please register
Registration form –http://surl.li/kblu