On April 26–27, 2023, the annual International Scientific and Practical Conference “Globalization Challenges: Future Governance” was held at the Educational and Scientific Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University.
During the work of the section “Public administration and the public sector: interaction for the consolidation of Ukrainian society”, which was moderated by the Professor of the Department of Public Policy, the Educational and Scientific Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, Doctor of Sciences in Public Administration, Professor Tetyana Vasylevska, the main researcher of the Department of Theory and History of Political Science of our institute, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Tetyana Bevz spoke on the topic “Assertion of national identity and consolidation of Ukrainian society in the conditions of war”.
Tetyana Bevz gives a speech
The speaker emphasized that during the war, the issue of the affirmation of civil and national identity was enshrined in the Law of Ukraine dated December 13, 2022 “On the Basic Principles of State Policy in the Field of Affirmation of Ukrainian National and Civil Identity.” For the first time in the history of independent Ukraine, the law defined the purpose, tasks, principles, directions, features of the formation and implementation of state policy in the sphere of establishing Ukrainian national and civil identity as a component of ensuring Ukraine’s national security. The scientist gave examples of the implementation of the provisions of the Law of Ukraine in the conditions of war.
During the work of the section “Public administration and the public sector: interaction for the consolidation of Ukrainian society”
Considerable attention in the speech was paid to such important markers of identity as language and history. It was emphasized that the history of Ukraine should become a national priority in the educational and humanitarian sphere in the conditions of war. State authorities must keep in mind the experience of national unity during a full-scale war. The task of civil society and the state remains unity in freedom and diversity, the basis of which is the national identity and value of one’s own state.
The chief researcher of the Department of Political Institutes and Processes, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor Maria Karmazina took an active part in the discussion.