COVID-19 christened by the media and named by WHO as a pandemic turned out to be a milestone event. It has metamorphosed into a socio-psychological phenomenon from being a sanitary and epidemiological crisis and has radically altered understandings of the circularity of economic, banking, administrative and humanitarian local crises. The globalization of the modern world demolished civilizational threats. For the first time in the last 100 years, every sphere of human life and activity was affected thus making every human being vulnerable to the present threat.
The local threats posed by responses to the COVID-19 are exacerbated by a variety of specifications: the country’s political system, mentality, culture and population density, migration activity, quality of life and many other things, make it even harder to come up with objective prognosis and far-reaching measures to prevent the pandemic.
Paradoxically, up to this point, not a single tactical scheme to deal with the pandemic has been proposed, which raises a number of questions. Epidemics and pandemic are a priority when it comes to global threats. It does not matter what would be the form of consequences of these kinds of happenings in the future – fatal coincidences, accidents, or blatant marketing tools in the hands of shady private intelligence services, or other ways, what is important is that subsequently this global lever will be used on an all-inclusive scale.
As of today, we must admit broad-scale failure in developing tactics of dealing with the current situation and incapacity to organize events that would confine epidemics on the local level. Based on the aforementioned, taking into account the demands of today’s democratic society the initiative group of PALE-2020-Conference has organized this international conference.