Opening of the international project SPS NATO

International project within the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme SPS G6119 “Increasing the capacity of local communities to counteract crisis situations” Opening of the international SPS NATO project on February 02, 2024, at 12:00 in room 157-1, remotely possible to join by QR code This is the first project of its kind that will explore the possibilities of the social influence of the authorities and their legitimacy and social resilience in crisis management in Poland and Ukraine. Our initiative is a response to the current political situation in Europe and the world, which is being destabilized by increasingly serious crises, including Russia’s attack on Ukraine, which has been going on for almost 10 years. Therefore, the issue of effective crisis management is becoming a priority for politicians, local authorities, as well as for local communities and individuals not only in Ukraine but also in Poland. The project aims to study the ability of those in power to exert social influence, legitimize power and social resilience in the processes of resolving possible crises in Poland and Ukraine. Based on the results obtained, it is planned to develop a concept for improving the efficiency of the crisis management system. The beneficiaries of this project are: the community of Poznan County (almost 470,000 people) in the Greater Poland Voivodeship and the local community (approximately 300,000 inhabitants) of the Bucha District of the Kyiv Oblast (Ukraine). The project is the result of effective cooperation between the Faculty of Engineering Management of the Poznan University of Technology, Poznan County and the Faculty of Management and Marketing of the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and the Bucha District Council. On behalf of the project team Dr. Oksana Erdeli and Prof. Serhii Voitko