The collaborative research project of K-Monitor (Hungary), Oživení (Czechia), Sieć Obywatelska Watchdog Polska (Poland) and Funky Citizens (Romania) started in July 2021 and has concluded now after 2 years of work. The main objective of the project was to better understand how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected local democracy and municipalism in Central and Eastern Europe and to disseminate lessons learned on how to enhance democratic resilience in times of crisis. In fact, the scope of the project evolved over time along with the changing circumstances, as the pandemic gave way to an overlapping democratic, economic and security crisis in 2022-2023.
11 July 2023
Miklós M. Merényi