29 Mar COVID – 19 PANDEMIC A GAME CHANGERFOR CIVIC ACTIVISMIN SERBIA?
The global pandemic of the SarsCov2 virus spilled over into Serbia in early March of 2020. Measures restricting and prohibiting free movement, closure of shops and catering facilities, as well as the interruption of public transport, affected a large number of citizens, and the consequences of the entire period were felt even after the state of emergency was terminated.
Activist groups played an important role in trying to reduce the adverse effects of the pandemic for the most vulnerable social groups, and in the process, new ways of social organizing were developed.
This study focused on several key topics: the response of activist groups to the pandemic and state measures, adaptability to online activism, pandemic activities, the groups’ attitudes towards solidarity and trust, and ways in which they consider future opportunities for social activism.