Online event

2020-Nov 10

International scientific webinar “The COVID-19 emergency and it’s socio-economic impact on SMES”

The webinar is organized by Klaipeda University, Lithuania

Date: November 10th, 2020

For participation as a presenter or a listener, please register:

* Registration is open until November 5th, 2020
*All participants (listeners and presenters) will receive Klaipeda University certificates of participation.

Dear Colleagues,

We kindly invite you to take active part in the live international scientific webinar organized by Klaipeda University and give a presentation on the important topic.


Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are especially vulnerable to an economic downturn, which occurred due to COVID-19.  With generally small reserves and limited working capital, many SMEs rely upon a steady flow of continuous demand for their products and services. Many would struggle to survive a prolonged period of reduced economic activity. Being dependent upon a small group of staff, they are also more likely to be badly impacted by staff shortages due to illness or the need to look after the elderly or children who are unable to attend now-closed schools. Supporting SMEs with business continuity in these contexts can help to mitigate adverse effects of the economic downturn.

We will examine the topics:

  • measures to ensure that the prevention and containment of the virus reaches SMEs,
  • variety of financial facilities to help companies address the short-term consequences of the outbreak as part of wider fiscal policy responses, such as temporary tax relief or direct financial support to SMEs;
  • support packages that foresee emergency loans to support SME.
  • management decisions to support the effective activity of SMEs in the time of uncertainty, etc.

*Requirements for scientific presentation: preferred .ppt format, 15 minutes duration + 3 minutes of questions-answers.

*All presentations will be stored in a folder and accessed by all webinar participants.


Scheduled time: 10.00 – 12.00 (CET)

10.05Vytautas Juščius
Klaipeda University
10.05Dr. Rasa Viederytė Senior researcher – Faculty of Social Sciences and      Humanities, Economics Department of Economics Efficiency assessment of COVID-19 related State restrictions and interventions towards SMEs economic activity: relevance and state of art
10.25Dr. Giedrė Strakšienė Senior researcher, Faculty of Social sciences and Humanities, Center for the Study of Social Changes Socio-economic impact assessment: framing the approach and methodology of research
10.45Dr. Erika Župerkienė Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Department of Management Socio-economic impact of COVID-19: an overview of secondary research results
11.05Dr. Julija Melnikova Senior researcher, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, department of EducationFostering of resilient leadership in small and medium enterprises during COVID-19: theoretical insights
11.25Dace Štefenberga, Rivža B., Sloka B.
Ventspils University of Applied Science
Regional Development issues and consequences of Covid-19 pandemic – experience and ability for remote work
11.45Magdalena Sitek,  Iwona Florek
Alcide De Gasperi University of Euroregional Economy
The impact of COVID-19 on the economic situation of Poland with particular emphasis on SME sector
12.05Artur Banaszak
Alcide De Gasperi University of Euroregional Economy
Lack of social security of the workers of gastronomic business (pub, bars, and restaurants) in Poland due to the epidemic covid-19
12.25Małgorzata Such-Pyrgiel, Bronisław Sitek
Alcide De Gasperi University of Euroregional Economy
Social life in times of pandemic – coronavirus and the professional and economic situation of Poles
12.45Aleksandra Partyk
Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University
Some remarks on difficulties of Polish lawyers in the era of pandemic
13.05Marcin Mamiński
Alcide De Gasperi University of Euroregional Economy
The impact of special acts passed by polish parliament in connection to COVID-19 on local government units from the perspective of human rights protection

Please use this exceptional opportunity to communicate on the very important issue with the colleagues in EU-CONEXUS network. Common joint research makes our scientific community stronger and closer to each other.

Please register here:

* The updated programme will be sent on November 5th , 2020

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