Successes and Failures of Covid-19 Vaccinations Rates in Europe: Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Russia, Portugal, and Denmark

  • Online-Seminar

  • 3. Februar 2022, 9 Uhr

  • Erste Stiftung, Europe's Futures, fjum, Presseclub Concordia

Register HERE. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link one day before the event. Registration deadline: 2 February 2022, at 18:00CET

Dimitry Dubrovskiy, associate Professor, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, and Research Fellow, Center for Independent Social Research, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Evgenii Dainov, academic, author, and political commentator. Professor of Political Science at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Oana Popescu Zamfir, director of the think tank Global Focus. Editor-at-large of Foreign Policy magazine Romania. In 2016 she served as State Secretary for European Affairs at the Romanian Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Security, and the Elderly. Europe’s Features fellow. Romania.
Richard Kollar, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia.  Currently, he analyses epidemic dynamics and related issues and regularly advises the Slovak government.
Luisa Meirles, journalist. Director of information, LUSA News Agency. Portugal.
Michael Bang Petersen, political scientist, expert in political behaviour and psychology, professor at Aarhus University, Denmark. Founder and manager of the project HOPE, an analysis of citizens’ responses to COVID-19 policies. Prof. Petersen’s findings have become a reference in Denmark.

Concept and Moderation
Mirjana Tomić, fjum/Presseclub Concordia and Ivan Vejvoda, acting Rector of Institute for Human Sciences (IWM)

Vaccination rates in European countries vary from 29% in Bulgaria to 89% in Portugal. What are the reasons behind these disparities: lack of trust, inadequate communication, political pressure, policy choices, medical concerns, or other?

Russia, for example, was among the first countries to announce its Covid-19 vaccine, but the government has not managed to convince half of the citizens to get a jab. Why?

Why do these disparities matter? Because fighting the pandemic is a global rather than individual engagement and the growing anti-vaccine movements can have lasting political consequences.

Format: Moderated conversation followed by a live Q&A

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