Conference Programme

The COVID-19 pandemic has markedly change the world not only in the healthcare dimension but also in the political, economic and social spheres. Spatial extent, the number of infected and deceased people, duration as well as the long-term effects elicited by the pandemic – comparable to the Great Depression in the years 1929-1933 – justify talking about the pandemic as a macrosystemic event.

The University of Business and Entrepreneurship in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski and its Partners in order to meet the research needs concerning the multiplanar analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic phenomenon, wish to kindly invite all interested academics, analysts, experts particularly in the fields of medicine, sociology, economics, political science, security science to attend the interdisciplinary International Academic Conference New „Great Depression”. Faces, Course and Ramifications of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The organizers propose the following thematic areas:

Medical side of the pandemic:

  • The current medical knowledge on the SARS-CoV-2 virus – diagnostics, treatment, prevention;
  • Nursing and therapeutic difficulties of patients infected with virus SARS-CoV-2;
  • WHO and the global healthcare system towards COVID-19 pandemic – analysis of phenomena, evaluation of solutions, successes and failures;
  • Healthcare systems towards the COVID-19 pandemic in the selected states of the world – analysis of phenomena, evaluation of solutions, successes and failures;
  • Vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 – research and production of vaccines, kinds of vaccines, vaccine injury and vaccinne adverse events;
  • COVAX mechanism – distribution of vaccines in the poor and developing countries;
  • Counteracting the pandemics and epidemics in the history (SARS-CoV-1, MERS-CoV and other coronaviruses) – comparative analysis;
  • Telemedicine – opportunity or necessary evil?

Economic side of the pandemic:

  • Short and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global economy;
  • Short and long-term influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on economies of the individual states;
  • Impact of the pandemic on global supply chains;
  • Mathematical models of the COVID-19 pandemic – economic effects of the mathematical models employment on individual economies;
  • Aid experiences of selected states in the field of counteracting the COVID-19 pandemic – economic and relief shields;
  • COVID-19 pandemic and the short and long-term shifts in the labour market;
  • The growing burden of sovereign debt as well as the incoming sovereign debt crisis as the indirect consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Internet development – trends and conditionings.

Political and legal side of the pandemic:

  • Legal aspects of the state of the COVID-19 pandemic (domestic, international, EU law);
  • Lockdown, state of emergency, population immunity – strategies of fight with COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Contribution of armed forces of selected states in fight with the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Crisis and emergency management in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Political and security side of the pandemic:

  • Influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the shape of the global order and international security architecture – winners and losers;
  • COVID-19 pandemic as a catalyst of deglobalization;
  • COVID-19 pandemic as an element of information warfare;
  • SARS-CoV-2 as a potential biological weapon;
  • Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on political scene of the selected states of the world.

Social side of the pandemic:

  • Society during the pandemic – sociological and psychological aspects;
  • Universal education in an age of the pandemic – regress or progress?
  • Space of culture in the era of pandemic – reality 2.0;
  • Conspiracy theories and unconventional narratives concerning virus SARS-CoV-2 and their social influence;
  • Correlation between methods of counteracting the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions in civil liberties – long-term effects.