“Covid-19 as a challenge to science” round table
"Covid-19 as a challenge to science" round table
In addition to working with young people and international cooperation, the Foundation for the Serbian People and State strives to examine issues of importance both for our society and for the whole world in a scientifically based way. By organizing round tables, scientific assemblies and seminars, but also through their publishing activity, the idea of the Foundation is to draw attention to certain topics and, through discussion and exchange between various scientific fields, try to reach a potential solution to the problem with the help of eminent professors, diplomats and experts in their fields.
One of the issues that we recognized as extremely important and which we wanted to draw the public’s attention to in the form of a round table, is the corona virus pandemic.
Organized by the Foundation for the Serbian People and State on November 5. In 2021, a round table called “Covid-19 as a challenge to science” was held.
The purpose of the round table was to pay attention to this phenomenon, which is a global problem, from the position of science, that is, to approach it in a multidisciplinary way, both from the sociological, psychological, and from the aspect of the medical profession. To that end we gathered formidable experts from the aforementioned fields as speakers at our round table: prof. dr Uroš Šuvaković, full professor at the Faculty for Teacher Education, University of Belgrade, Asst. prof. dr Verica Jovanović, director of the Institute of Public Health “Dr Milan Jovanović Batut”, Asst.prof. dr Ivana Stašević Karličić, director of the Clinic for Psychiatric Diseases “Dr Laza Lazarević”, prof. dr Jasna Milošević Đorđević, Institute for Political Studies and Asst.prof. Dr. Milica Vesković Andjelković, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. As a speaker at our round table, a distinguished academic prof. Dr. Vladimir Kanjuh, who gave his presentation in the form of a video production. The participants were presented with significant research regarding this topic and were shown the importance of applying preventive measures in the control of coronavirus. A special review was made on the topic of the importance of the health system which represents the backbone of every society, and which our state, led by the Government of the Republic of Serbia, has done a lot to empower since the beginning of the pandemic.
The conclusion and common ground of all speakers is that better education of the population on this topic is needed, especially for the younger population, and a message was sent to young people that it is necessary to get vaccinated in order to achieve the common goal, which is to stop the Covid-19 pandemic.