Carnegie Europe has published a report that explores the nature of coronavirus-related shifts in global civil society. The report aims to understand the need for society-level responses to crises and how the pandemic is reshaping the relationship between states and societies. In 12 countries, the cases demonstrate that COVID-19 has acted as a powerful catalyst for global civil society. Demand for civic activism has risen, and new spaces have opened for CSOs to play prominent and multilevel roles in the crisis. The pandemic has given global civil society a new sense of urgency, unleashed a spirit of civic empowerment, and prompted CSOs to deepen their local societies’ presence. Read the report here.
Source: Carnegie Europe